A Weekend of Talking Rubbish!

Hi all!

Just a shortie, boy have I got a packed weekend ahead of me. 

On Saturday, I’ll be broadcasting an hour of my ‘Slow Down and Green Up’ radio show (usual slot every Wednesday between 10 and 1pm) in celebration of the fact that our radio station has been broadcasting for 40 years to the hospital and 5 years as Apple AM!

If you’re near a computer between 1 and 2pm today, hop onto www.AppleAM.com and click ‘Listen Live’ to hear my mini-eco-show!

And tomorrow, if you’re around in the Oxford area and looking for something to do, I’ll be doing a ‘thing’ at the Dorchester Literery and Arts Festival, see www.DorchesterFestival.com for details – I’m listed under ‘Something Different’ – that sounds about right…..  I’ll be giving a reading from my Book of Rubbish Ideas and demonstrating how you can make my Fabulous Rubbish Flatbreads too – tasty all round!

Then on Monday, I’ll be doing nothing except playing with the kids and poking a nose into my latest can’t put down read, Globestiy, A planet out of control….its compulsive reading for want of a better expression…

Anyway, I hope this finds you all in fine fettle and be sure to do something nice with your loved ones over the Bank Holiday weekend!

Rubbishly yours,

TS x

No Rubbish on the Radio today…but here’s something I prepared earlier!

Rock chick
Rock chick - no, really!

Morning all!

Snowed in, oh yea, we’re seriously snowed in and I can’t get to the Apple radio station today…..needless to say, I’m not a happy rock chick.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to bring you any of my usual eco-natter via the t’internet, nor will I be able to give away free tickets to see a movie at your local ODEON cinema, but as if by the power of magic, it seems I can bring you some of the music I had on my playlist!

All you need to do is click on the ‘Pop Out Player’ button below or see my page at PlayList and you can enjoy some of my favourite music, well 10 tracks of it at least, which should keep you occupied and entertained for an hour or so.

If you like the songs, minimise the page, or just open another window and continue your webbing….hopefully I’ll bring a smile to your chops and lighten your morning.

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Rubbish on the Radio: For your listening pleasure this week

Win a Saturday nite at the movies!
Win a Saturday nite at the movies!

It’s almost time to go dashing through the snow in my one horse open sleigh (ok, I lied, there’s no sleigh, but it would certainly come in handy this week) to broadcast Slow Down and Green Up on the radio.

Between 10am and 1pm GMT on Wednesday, I’ll be talking about all the things that have tickled my green bone over the past week and as usual, I’ll be giving away free tickets for the ODEON cinema for you to see a movie of your choice.

The lovely Jon Kelly will be dropping in at midday the Odeon Cinema coming in to talk about the hot and happening movies of the week, the absolute must see’s and we’ll also discuss the new film releases too.

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Rubbish on the Radio: to entertain your ears this week

they're not just for the fruit bowl you know...
Bananas: they're not just for the fruit bowl you know...

Happy days!

It’s mid-week – not that I’m wishing the week away – and it’s time for my regular trip to the Apple studios in Taunton to broadcast Slow Down and Green Up to a willing audience.

Today, between 10am and 1pm, I’ll be talking natural face masks with Jude from the local branch of Lush and I’ll be giving you my top tips for making your own versions using the contents of your kitchen cupboards and fridge!

If you have any burning questions to put to her, give me a call in the studio on 01823 342591 and I’ll get you and answer on air.

I’ve also got the lovely Jon Kelly from the Odeon Cinema coming in too.  He pops in every Wednesday to talk about the hot and happening movies of the week, the absolute must see’s and we discuss the new film releases too.  As usual, I’ll be giving away 3 pairs of tickets to go to your local Odeon Cinema to see whatever takes your fancy.

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Rubbish on the Radio: Frugal Organic Veggie Boxes and More

Smithy's spreading the green message on the airwaves again
Smithy's spreading the green message on the airwaves again

Morning all!

Oh, I’ve been well and truly told off by my regulars here – lolol – ‘Where’s yer postings missus?’ you’ve been asking.

Well, I must confess, now we’re in 2009, I’ll be sloping off a bit and posting less frequently than once a day, as I have to crack on with my next book, The Great British Downshift which is an incredibly exciting project.

Anyway, I do have a few bits to put on here and will get them up in the coming days (honest guv), but for today, a super shortie!

I’m just about to head off to the radio studio once again (how I love Wednesdays) and between 10 and 1 I’ll be broadcasting ‘Slow Down and Green Up’ on Apple AM

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Rubbish on the Radio: Non-Smelly Eco-Pits and Free Cinema Tickets

Have sustainably non-niffy-pits with a T'eo
Have sustainable non-niffy-pits with a T'eo

It’s Wednesday and time again for my weekly radio show, ‘Slow Down and Green Up’.

Between 10am-1pm today I’ll be skillfully lacing together a 3-hour extention of The Book of Rubbish Ideas, packed full of great music and chat showing you how to live more sustainbly!

Today I’ll also be talking to a very nice lady from Lush about alternatives to those spray can and ball type deoderants – both of which seem to be empty in a heartbeat and one of which you can’t even recycle.

I’ll also  give  you my own personal review of a few of their anti-armpit pong products too.

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Rubbish on the Radio – 17th December 10am-1pm

‘Tis midweek again  – yippee!

My regular rubbish readers will know I broadcast a radio show called ‘Slow Down and Green Up’ on Apple every Wednesday, between 10am and 1pm (GMT).

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Be The Apple of My Eye

apple-am-logoIt’s Wednesday!

It’s also, quite possibly, my favourite day of the week.

Today I broadcast, Slow Down and Green Up on Apple AM.  It’s the Musgrove Park Hospital Radio channel in Taunton and I’ve been spinning the disks there for a couple of years.

As well as playing some of the best contemporary, modern and classic music tracks, I have an array of excellent guests who have their fingers on the green pulse, I do eco-gadget and new book reviews, I keep you up to speed with UK and world environmental news and of course, I lace it all together with my top tips on how to reduce your rubbish and live a simpler, happier life.

I’ll be in the chair from 10am (GMT) today through to 1pm today and every Wednesday and I’d be delighted if you’d join me for the ride.

All you need to do is hop onto www.AppleAM.com and click on ‘Listen Live‘; for my sins, there’s even a web cam so you can watch the madness unfold in the studio too.

If you’d like me to play you a track, give the studio a call on 01823 342 591 and I’ll see what I can dig out of the library and if you want me to investigate something slow and green, give me a call too.  If I can’t help you immediately, I’ll snout about for the answer and tell you next week.

So please join me for 3 hours of top green entertainment and eclectic banter and I’ll ease you gently into the afternoon.

Rubbishly yours,

TSx

A Bit About the Author

Tracey Smith is just an everyday gal, a wife, a mum and a very proud downshifter. “I’ve a passion for writing and I love spreading the word about simple, green and sustainable living…to a fault sometimes.”

Tracey Smith

But before I get to that, thanks for wanting to look!

There’s not much to say here really – I’m nothing special – just an everyday gal, a wife, a mum and a very proud downshifter. I’ve a passion for writing and I love spreading the word about simple, green and sustainable living…to a fault sometimes.

I’ve been in the doghouse on more than one occasion for putting my ‘work head’ on and going off on one about some green issue or other, when I really shouldn’t have, but I can’t help it. The other week, I was milling around Bridport with my husband and there was a stand outside the Art’s Centre with a very nice man from Recycle Now and another from West Dorset’s recycling department. I was dragged away, politely (ish) by Ray who reminded me that it was actually our wedding anniversary and asked me nicely if I could, ‘Just shut up for a bit’.

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