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…
Every month millions of mobile phone handsets in perfectly good, working condition are discarded and sent to Britain’s growing landfills as mobile phone fashions come and go.
Eco-conscious shoppers everywhere might be interested in Purple Gossip, a new website offering a wide range of recycled phones and accessories. Not only can you get your hands on recent mobile phone models, but you can also feel virtuous about helping to save the planet.
By reducing the number of new phones made and distributed they are actively contributing to a decrease in the volume of raw materials taken from the earth to make new ones, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gases too.
I thought I’d get in quick with a rubbish-free card solution and with a yummy idea to get the day started on the right foot too.
I’ve also allowed you a stack of lead time to send this article to any fellas you know who might be glad of the inspiration – ehem….
Here’s how to make your mum feel special with a fruity home-made card and a very special breakfast in bed!
To celebrate the special event which takes place on Sunday the 22nd March, Tropical Wholefoods, pioneer of sun-dried tropical fruits, has come up with a delicious breakfast menu for mum, which can be announced with a home-made card made using dried fruit.
These unique designs include sun-dried pineapple, chewy banana chips and apricot kernels to form a smiley face. Another card uses the same dried fruits to make a colourful bunch of flowers.
Happy New Year and all that associated malarkey 8) .
I hope your Christmas break was filled with thoughts about how you could be more resourceful with the rubbish you found yourself wading through. If like me, you managed to miss the bin men, you’re probably still harbouring a stack of recycling for the good truck and a couple of bags of rubbish film and irritating plastic for the bad truck – boy that stuff annoys me.
I’ve had a tremendous break away from all things with plugs on, including computers and it has done me the world of good, but for the latter part of the holiday, I found myself itching to grab a pen and paper and have been merrily scribbling my rubbish thoughts for the blog and for the new book too! It’s just all too exciting!
Hi everybody. Thomas here is say that, well, this is the last time I’ll be here. For those of you who don’t know me (I have tried to keep a low profile), I’m the guy who originally put this blog together for Tracey on behalf of Sawday’s and have since been the behind the scenes person who does all the administration and moderation that comes with a popular blog such as this one.
Tracey once described herself as the spontaneous/creative one, while I was the borderline obsessive compulsive/creative one. That pretty much sums us up rather nicely since Tracey comes up with the brilliant ideas and daily posts, and I’m the one who fiddles and tweaks with everything to get it all as functional and consistent as possible.
I was chatting to a batty friend over the weekend who informed me that her office Christmas do was coming up and that she had ‘absolutely nothing to wearsweetie!’
Now her definition nothing to wear translates into the reality of having a wardrobe bulging with slinky numbers, but they’ve seen the light of day twice in the last year and if she wore them again her social standing would clearly suffer irrepairable damage.
I suggested she get in touch with a mutual chum of ours who was facing a similar dilemma.
Or maybe this title should read, ‘Where there’s rubbish, there’s dosh’ – potential dosh anyway.
Respected financial journalist Rob Griffin (yes, there are some) and I have been talking money for a few years. He pens pieces on finance and occasionally I slide in the odd quote from a downshifted perspective.