September 2007

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sudden link explosion thanks to Usmanov dispute

This morning I was suddenly astonished by a mass of links to my site. It seems the resistance against Alisher Usmanov started to link to my blog, too. It’s now more than 300 blogs which reproduce the initial blacklisted article or give background information on the events. Tim Ireland gives a timeline of events on Read the full article…


online seed swap

The Magazine “Grow Your Own” has a very active Forum called “Grapevine”. They are running an online fruit and vegetable show with photographic entries allowed till 30th of September. They have some nice prices for winners, too. But what I like most about the Forum is the seed swap. I got some passionfruit seeds, apple Read the full article…


Community Council AGM

So we had our community council AGM yesterday, which was quite interesting. Apparently I have missed a planning application for more than 242 units on the former BT land up near the primary school, despite signing up for the planning alert and getting the weekly list of planning applications. Luckily enough a member of the Read the full article…



Lidl goes fairtrade?

At my last visit to Lidl – prices of fruit and veg cut by 70% – I have noticed a shelf full of new fairtrade products. The brand is called “Fairglobe”, but I am getting a bit suspicious of all the fairtrade products creeping into big supermarket chains and cafes such as Starbucks. I would Read the full article…