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by mel starrs on August 14, 2008

in Events & Conferences

Blogging has been light, for a number of reasons.  Mainly red wine based, which is always a good excuse in my book. My new found love of life in London is leading me to sorts of weird and wonderful social occasions. This means I don’t have time to read feeds never mind write blog posts. I’m sure the excitement will wear off soon and I’ll be back to wittering on about things I know not enough about (I’ve been reading economics, history and philosophy recently – a deadly combo, especially when mixed with red wine).

In the meantime, I’ve been swishing, which is an ethical clothes swap meet.  There are normally two reactions to this, very much along gender lines. The girls think it’s a great idea, the boys want to know why. It was great fun and the event I went to was being filmed by BBC for broadcast in the near future.  If you happen to catch it, let me know. I hear there is a big swishing event coming to London in the late autumn – watch this space… details here and add Sunday 9 November to your diary.

The next event in my calendar was Green Drinks, as Phil has already covered. In a very remiss oversight I forgot to tell anyone I was going until the morning of the event. So here’s the slightly better planned invite – I’m trying to make it on September 9th and if I’m not there, some of my colleagues will be. I hadn’t been in 10 years, but good to see it has survived almost 20 years now! Always a casual affair with a good mix of people from every end of the green spectrum. And I held a Totnes pound:
Totnes pound

I am fundamentally opposed to starting your own currency, but it was fun to see it.  I had an interesting chat with the guy from Totnes on whether they had managed to keep the process apolitical (kind of, was the conclusion).

I’m planning on attending a few more London centric events over the next couple of months, but lest anyone think I’ve forgotten my (recent) roots, I shall point out Green Drinks are also available in Leeds. They are also available all over the world.

  • http://www.contractjournal.com/blogs/the-greenhouse-blog/ The Greenhouse

    Has your current predilection for all things London-based got anything to do with the report about abandoning northern cities? The media furore surrounding the report seems to have missed the disastrously unsustainable consequences of such a mass internal migration – best stick to social butterflying rather than long term metamorphosis.

  • http://www.contractjournal.com/blogs/the-greenhouse-blog/ The Greenhouse

    Has your current predilection for all things London-based got anything to do with the report about abandoning northern cities? The media furore surrounding the report seems to have missed the disastrously unsustainable consequences of such a mass internal migration – best stick to social butterflying rather than long term metamorphosis.