Click4Carbon’s Top Rubbish Tips

Claire Russell from Click4Carbon
Claire Russell from Click4Carbon


I had a lovely chat with a very busy and gorgeous Claire Russell, founder of the recently launched environmental website Click4Carbon, who were featured on Sky News earlier this week.

Here she talks about the concept behind her innovative website and explains why she believes those little things in life really can make a big difference to our environment. Continue reading “Click4Carbon’s Top Rubbish Tips”

Why Oh Why Join the WI?

I received a letter yesterday from my county branch of the Women’s Institute. Last year, I became a speaker for my local circuit and they were asking if I’d like to be considered to run for another term.

I must say, just getting onto their coveted list proved to be quite an ordeal. In the first instance you have to be invited and then you have to go for a knee-knocking audition. All the heads of the WI’s from around the county sit in a cavernous, echoy great hall and the candidates line up dutifully in the corridor, waiting to perform in their allotted time slot, in front of a clipboard-wielding, very attentive audience.

I remember the day of my audition well; it was roastingly hot and sunny and I drove to the venue with the window open and arrived looking like my locks had been pulled through the proverbial hedge backwards. Whilst I wasn’t exactly nervous about the experience of talking en mass, I did have a slight bellyache about what on earth I thought I might be able to teach the sustainable living stalwarts of the WI.

Let’s face it, if there’s a lesson to be had on thrift, making good, being crafty or knocking up a vat of jam, they’re your man so to speak. Continue reading “Why Oh Why Join the WI?”