Nicola & Pete plus daughters Lola, now 9 and Nell, now 7, spent last year exploring Britain in a carbon-light manner. Our spring 2008 challenge is to give up waste from 24 March to 24 April. Most posts are by Nicola (as it was her silly idea). This is how it’s going:
Emily, it’s Nicola here, you know from school. Yes, that Nicola, your one time best friend, from 6th form. Got a bit of a confession. No it’s not that bad. And yes I’m fine.
You remember that we did English A level together? Well I’ve just been sorting stuff out in mum’s attic and it seems that I took all your notes home at the end of the term. There are three lever arch folders - lots of essays about Prufrock coming and going..
Yes, TS Eliot, that’s a poet we’ll never forget!
…and a nice zebra decorated A4 folder (see pic).
So the question is shall I post them to you in Oxfordshire?
Oh, you’re clearing up a bit too. All right I’ll recycle them here. Nice talking to you. How long’s it been? Yes that’s right. 26 years. Well, speak soon. No I really mean it this time, I’m doing a lot of tidying up this month…
Verdict: don't sweat the small stuff is a useful mantra for the A-Z No Waste project. So is staying in touch without gaps of 26 years.