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  • Adam Hardy 4:23 pm on July 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    I will challenge age-old law that man cannot live on bread alone, thanks to awesomeness of bread-by-bike bread 

    We went to see the bakery and met the baker Andy Strang, while the kids scoffed all the salami and houmous canapes that were provided for the official opening day. This was three weeks ago.

    He needs to establish himself, and then start training and sending out bakers all over the country to start up bakeries everywhere.

    It has only just occurred to me after eating the bread for about 3 years that it’s probably not organic. Shame. Will have to a word in his ear – although I think if I’d bought his “bread bond” on his kickstarter campaign, I might have more influence (one of his bread bonds supplies you with bread for a year).

    Baker on the left, my child on the right, steadfastly refusing to sing “pat-a-cake pat-a-cake”.

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  • Adam Hardy 3:10 pm on May 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Swifts are back although declining – lots over our houses in Finsbury Park 

    http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/letters/es-views-wild-london-a-swift-s-feet-barely-touch-the-ground-a3537746.html

     
    • meghowarth 8:54 am on May 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Adam. Posted link on Twitter to – ditto the hedgehog one which appears on same Evening Standard page – Finsbury Park folk.

    • Adam Hardy 7:47 pm on May 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Yes it’s very interesting. I tried to contact London Wildlife Trust about hedgehogs but got no reply – seems email isn’t their thing.

    • susan640 9:59 am on June 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Glad you have seen some. Have not seen any (yet) myself in Whitehall Park.

    • Adam Hardy 8:52 pm on June 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You mean swifts? You generally hear them before you see them, unless they are high up.

    • Adam Hardy 9:30 pm on October 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      http://www.swift-conservation.org/ were handing out leaflets all about it at the Gillespie Ecology Centre apple fair at the weekend.

  • Adam Hardy 10:49 pm on February 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Tufnell Park Parents and Green Party planning air quality monitoring 

    Air Quality Monitoring Sat 4th and Sun 26th March

    The TPP is working with the Green Party as a follow up to the original (and worrying) air quality survey of local routes to schools and nurseries. The NO2 monitors will be going up on Saturday March 4, with collection Sunday March 26th. It will be a group effort so if you can spare the time to help on either day (or both) please contact us. And let us know also if you would like to sponsor an additional monitoring tube for your street (£10 each). For those on busy roads it might also be interesting to monitor at both the back and the front of the building. For more information contact Roderik Gonggrijp rgonggrijp at hotmail.com

     
  • Adam Hardy 10:47 pm on February 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Green Party Air Pollution Info Evening Wed Feb 22nd 2017 

    Green Party organising Air Pollution Information Evening – Wednesday February 22nd, Islington Green Party is hosting an Air Pollution information evening at the Islington Town Hall on Upper Street from 7pm. There will be a presentation about the current state of air pollution in the borough based on recent measurements, and speakers will include experts from King College and UCL, so lots of opportunity for asking difficult questions. This is open to all, not just residents of Islington, so please pass round details to others who may be interested.

     
  • Adam Hardy 12:13 pm on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Local baker looking for funding on kickstarter to start local sourdough bakery 

    http://kck.st/2kALKAL

    The bread is delicious. I have to consciously stop myself eating the whole loaf as soon as I get it home.

     
    • Adam Hardy 12:14 pm on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Forgot to say, there’s video on the website which explains what makes it so good

    • Kate Calvert 1:49 pm on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      The deals which include a number of loaves look like value for money – and it does look good stuff.

    • Adam Hardy 1:55 pm on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Did you watch the video? He’s found a place for the bakery in Brecknock Road.

    • susan640 5:27 pm on January 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      William is going to go along and take the course

  • Adam Hardy 2:35 pm on January 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    GIGL if you like hedgehogs 

    Greenspace In Greater London (gigl)

    want sightings. Apparently they are making a come-back – although they are starting at rock bottom. London has 4 hedgehogs – 4 more than last year!

    London Wildlife Trust’s hedgehog page

     

     
  • Adam Hardy 2:20 pm on December 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Mayor of London’s latest air quality survey

     
  • Adam Hardy 9:06 am on October 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Before the Flood – new docu from Leonardo diCaprio 

     
  • Adam Hardy 1:20 pm on October 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Join the campaign to urge London Mayor Khan to increase air pollution measures – Greenpeace. 

    Greenpeace campaign

     
  • Adam Hardy 11:35 am on October 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    New laptop from Very-PC Computers 

    I managed to utterly destroy my laptop in a fit of solar flares and bad luck. The battery had died, so I bought a new one and it wouldn’t charge properly – result being that the constant sudden power-downs killed the hard drive. While trying to find the corrupted Windows DLLs, I then discovered the DVD drive was dying too, and during an attempt to open and close the DVD drive, I then accidentally knocked a cup of tea over the keyboard.

    Game over.

    To replace it, I was torn between buying a waterproof laptop and a green laptop.

    Common sense prevailed. I vowed not to drink tea near computers, and ordered a new machine from Very PC who got awards in 2009 for building the most sustainable computers available in the UK and recently moved into BREEAM certified premises in Sheffield.

    I managed to keep my last laptop going for over 6 years. If I hadn’t killed it accidentally I probably would have got another year out of it. I’m aiming for the same life span for this next one.

    Slight downside: I won’t get it until Monday next week.

     
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