Well, a mixed day... a noisy start, I came down to help get the boys off to school, which did eventually happen. Gill and I had some quiet time together before going out to a meeting, which took til lunchtime.
Then we had lunch and immediately after lunch, I had another meeting, this one with Paul from BT Retail, about an advertising package which would allow me to have a website with key words which would be flagged up with Google, Yahoo and Bing, and I'd have a 'pay per click' type account. I quite liked this offer, although I can't afford it right now and will wait until my BT advertising comes up for renewal. Currently I'm in the paper directory and have the mini-website, although I haven't done anything with the website as I haven't had time.
After Paul went, I got an email from a City of York Waste Minimisation Officer asking about my contacts within the University. This is because someone from Love Food Hate Waste is wanting to organise, or facilitate, a series of Waste Food Feasts, to feed 1000 people. I contacted Briony Pete and she told me about an event she co-ordinated in Hull. She wants to get other Universities but hasn't had any luck with York so far. I told her I'd see what I could do with my People and Planet contacts.
I spent a very short bit of time in the garden; too cold, windy, wet. But I did unload several sacks of leaves into my leafmould pile, and brought in a load of cooking apples which are all over our orchard.
I finished making the broccoli and sweet potato soup, and that's what we had for tea, it was delicious.
Then soon after 6 I headed off to Tang Hall Library to attend the Hull Road Ward Planning Panel, which was short and sweet, just two applications to look at. Then a short cycle to Langwith College at the University to attend the People and Planet meeting, to hear the updates on their composting campaign and to ask them about their initial thoughts on the Waste Food Feast idea. They are an amazing bunch of people, and were enthusiastic about the Feast. I'll invite Briony to come and talk to the group.
Came home via a logpile, and came in quickly as it was very cold. A cosy warm evening inside, more pear preparation, lots of reading, writing, washing up.