A Few of My Favourite Bits from UK Aware

Danny Carnegie - one of the founders of UK Aware
Danny Carnegie - one of the founders of UK Aware

I’m back in the saddle after spending 3 days up ‘in the smoke’ (that’s London to you missus) attending www.ukaware.com.

I was helping Dave Hampton (the Carbon Coach) to host the speaker panels that were on Friday and Saturday and sat on a panel too on Saturday afternoon.

It was an amazing event – Mr OOFFOO himself, Al Tepper, was there and I had very eco’nversations with the delightful Ruby Wax and the charmingly talented Oliver Heath too.

I could witter on about how much I loved the whole thing, but my calves still haven’t forgiven me! I must have walked 500 miles….

Instead, I thought I’d tell you about my personal favourites in attendance at the show.

1) Morsbags – what smashing ladies (and gents) they are. This is a sociable guerilla bagging group for want of a better description and if you’ve got a sewing machine, you need to visit their site at www.Morsbags.com

2) Nether Wallop Trading – I was honoured to present a little award to them for their Paper Potter….if you’re a keen gardener (and even if you’re not) have a look at this at www.NetherWallopTrading.com

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Sprouting Fillers

Sprout yourself silly
Sprout yourself silly

If you’ve got my neverending lettuce’s on the go on your windowsills, well done green-fingered chum, you’re going to love this too!

Here’s another delicious filler to accompany them in salads, sandwiches and in thousands of other dishes; sprouting seeds and beans.

You’ll probably remember cultivating mustard cress at school; I do believe, along with trying to blow up your science lab by mixing exotic coloured bottles of liquid, growing cress was in fact compulsory by international law). It was fun, but it involved cotton wool, plastic boxes, water and patience. Sprouting is much easier and the results are more abundant.

Sprouting beans and seeds are one of the most nutritional forms of raw foods you can get and it’ll come as no surprise, I’m going to urge you to buy the organic versions of. They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and proteins, which might not sound instantly appealing but your body will love them. Continue reading “Sprouting Fillers”

Come and See Me at UK Aware (and would you like a free ticket?)

The only green expo you need
The only green expo you need

Hi all,

I realise I’ve been conspicuous in my absence lately – don’t tang me – I’ve been way past busy!

And regular readers here will know I advocate a proper work/life balance – that’s essential to keeping your sanity and making all the pieces fit.

Actually, I’ve only hopped onto the computer to take a little stroll up email mountain and the computer’s on a timer – 10 minutes and I’m off; the Easter holidays are for grown ups too you know and right now, I’m surrounded by a thousand pieces of lego and excited children. I’ve got a bank and a roof garden to design and construct – so I’ll be brief…

Next week, I’ll be packing a bag to head to UK Aware at London’s Olympia.

Here’s a little blurb on the gig.

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