water in a paper carton? – no way? – oh yes way!

Why? we keep on being asked… Because I grew up on a beach and every time we are out walking on a beach or in the countryside, we are distracted by plastic bottles which will never ever go away… all it took was one plastic bottle too many to turn an otherwise...

St. Mary Bourne to Cowes…

Life continues at pace with weekends whizzing into weeks and back into weekends again – a good way to tell the difference is that people smile more at the weekends… Last weekend Hagar manned the stand (ok it’s a gazebo) at the St Mary Bourne village fete and a sunny...

engaging with the public…

Whenever a business sets out its stall as even trying to ‘bring about change for the good’, human nature is such that it looks for any weakness rather than embracing the positive commitment that business is seeking to make. The inevitable weakness is often...

what happened on Thursday?

I had a mailing from Datamonitor (the research people) on Thursday, offering a series of research reports, one of which is headed ‘The Cult of Celebrity’. Their sales pitch includes the following ridiculous (imho) statement that “Voyeurism has achieved a level...

the 11th hour…

I watched the best part of the 11th hour (Leonardo Di Caprio) film over the weekend and have renewed admiration for the ‘actor’ who’s followed his conscience in talking about the inconvenient truth of climate change. How many people around the world...

iod annual convention 2008

It’s the IOD annual Convention 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall this Wednesday 30th April and we’ve taken on the bold step of becoming the official water sponsors for this high profile CarbonNeutral(R) event until 2010. This years’ guest speakers are...