Showing posts from March, 2012

#local4lent and #Zapmenow Event

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of being involved in co-organising an exciting event at the Corn Exchange, Leeds. The event was a way of bringing together all the local businesses involved and supporting the local4lent campaign I started on Twitter and was brought to life by Charlotte Faringdon's excellent PR skills and was in combination with a Prize Giving for a design competition for the PR company she works for -

Here is an artical written in the Yorkshire evening Post prior to the event..

Charlotte did an amazing job of pulling the event together in less than 2 weeks and it really was such a success,and I'm not just saying that because of my involvement.. It was a lovely day for both the stallholders and the public, with such a great community spirit atmosphere.. you couldn't help but feel happy to be there!

From cheese mongers to handmade children's clothes, Charlotte got the balance of different stallholders just right with a good mixt…


Okay, okay.. I know its been a lifetime since my last post, and I wont waste half a post explaining why I have been a rubbish blogger or promise to be more consistent.. But instead I will just get on with it :)

Sooo, for lent this year I decided to do something a little different.. and no, I'm not religious if you were wondering, its just that every lent whilst everyone is declaring to give up chocolate and cheese; I always have that guilty nagging feeling that I should be too. But as I already have very few vices, it would be hard to give something stereotypical like that up... so I had a little think outside the box.

I wanted to do something worthwhile to more than just my waistline, and so I came up with local for lent; an idea to give up supermarket shopping and promise to shop locally for lent, supporting local businesses and our local community. Being a religious tweeter I put the idea out there on Twitter to see what people thought and straight away I had such positive resp…