Friday, 30 May 2008
Friday, 23 May 2008
Kirsty showed me round her office (above) and then introduced me to her latest environmental venture- LCA, which is an approach to manufactering products as sustainably and environmentally friendly as possible. Her weak bladder protection products saves dignity (I was going to write something else) and the environment- all in one go!
Thursday, 22 May 2008
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
In Philadelphia with college mate 'Green Goddess' Kirsty who lives here, working as environmental director for a big business. This evening she took me to a city environmental event. It was a bike ride across the city to raise awareness for cycling safety and to encourage more (safer) cycling in the city. At the end of the ride we all had to pick our bikes up over our head to commemorate all those who have been injured on bikes. Apparently it is called a 'bike lift'- never done that before.
Monday, 19 May 2008
Sunday, 18 May 2008
Saturday, 17 May 2008
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Sam asked me a few weeks ago to join him in Arizona. Well I didn't even know where it was but I said yes. It has taken a while but something has just dawned on me. I kept on seeing things- tumbleweed, cactus's, rattlesnakes, taverns, working girls, copper mines, canyons, buzzards, vultures, sheriffs, Mexicans and cowboys and Indians- I was shocked, this is the freaking wild west man. Its freaking real!
Saturday, 10 May 2008
Stopped off today for lunch at this little joint. Nice spot. There was a 'WANTED' sign attached to a missile at the entrance with a picture of the world's most wanted man.
Great steak- the second best I have ever found- second to Azorean beef which is the best steak in the world.
Friday, 9 May 2008
Sunday, 4 May 2008
Today, we took part in a national event, to raise money for the critically endangered Azores Bullfinch. The magazine Birdwatch organised the event. Nineteen people got involved at Beddington and the idea was to try and see as many birds as possible in a day from the site (Sitewatch). We co-ordinated it with six other sites in London for a bit of competition. I don't know who saw the most species at the moment- the result is pending.
We managed to log 73 species, the highlights being 2 Osprey, 7 Common Buzzard, Peregrine, Hobby, 2 Wheatear and Greenshank. Two Osprey in one day is a site record.
After five years of ignoring, the £50,000 deluxe apartment block which was built for them, a group of Sand Martins have finally moved in.