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tonight the fairies bring the new stuff

  • Posted by ade
  • 10 September 2008


Lisa, Anna, Mark and me are taking down all the sale clothing and putting in the new range.

Last time we did it we were here till 12, but tonight it looks like we could have it ready by 9pm.

Testament to Anna's planning, and Carnaby's preparation.

You live and you learn.

How it could have turned out for Ade.

  • Posted by tomos
  • 10 September 2008


Monday night cycled home. Felt good swerving down the hill. Back end stepped out and this the damage done.
I'm fed up of falling now.
Right going out on my bike.
Have a nice night.

180 on a road bike

  • Posted by ade
  • 10 September 2008


On my ride to work i have a lovely downhill into a very steep 180 hairpin bend to negotiate.

And it's always peppered with mud, stones, oil, water, slurry, leaves...

Every day i go round it i worry about crashing cause i've seen it done.

Today on the road bike the back wheel stepped out. Right out.
I unclipped and got my foot down before i hit the tarmac.
Then the back wheel continued right round and the front wheel slid out and i ended up facing up hill.

Heart in mouth with all skin intact.

Summer Lucky Dip Winner!

  • Posted by ruben
  • 9 September 2008


Congratulations to Nick Lawrence from Stourbridge, who was lucky number 2,345.

This was the number that was plucked from the mind of Geraldine - a random Cardigan shopper as seen here

Congratulations Nick, enjoy spending the 500 pounds.

I'm sure you'll find plenty in our new range to spend it on!

this christmas i'll...

  • Posted by howies
  • 9 September 2008


for years i've been thinking about, and talking about, spending christmas in london volunteering in a soup kitchen or working with homeless people. after working for 5 months in this office doing the DO i've finally decided its time to start doing the things i want to do now and not waiting for tomorrow so this christmas will be spent in london.

as you're writing your christmas lists this year have a look here and see if there's anything you can give.

makes more sense than buying another shit useless piece of plastic for the adorable todlers in our lives whose excitement comes from the atmosphere and love around them and who really can live without anymore toys


funnily enough i honestly thought this day would never actually come...

but METALLICA are good again!!!

let's make fire

  • Posted by ade
  • 9 September 2008


we had a bushcraft man at the do who taught us how to make fire with a bow and drill.

i have seen it done on tv and read the books, but seeing it done in front of you on a windy and wet day it's just magic.

I took two of my kids to watch and they are big Ray Mears fans, so they were spellbound to.

We sat with Poppy and Sam from Cooler magazine and when it came to all of us having a go got to find out just how easy and hard it is.

All you have to do is drill a bowl into the flat piece of wood, cut a notch, drill lots of dust and then the dust becomes an ember that you put onto your tinder and FIRE. I think to make the bow, the drill, the block to spin the drill in, and the wood to make the embers and to drill to the point of making fire would take about 40 minutes to an hour.

Unless you struggle to drill a bowl. Then get told off for using your own knife. Then ping the drill out the bow at people. Then never get the drill to stay in the bowl long enough to make the dust that makes the ember.

Lot's of people did get fires going and I plan to make my own drill and bow.

Practice makes fire.


  • Posted by howies
  • 9 September 2008


DO is DONE but are you now DOING?

first day back in the office after the DO today, lots to do at this end but you've got lots more to be doing

the weekend was an inspiration to me, i feel like i do so little and that i'll never do enough but now i know 70+ people have gone home to DO more. i could work myself into the ground doing but alone i'll only do a little, together we'll change the world.

i have two DO's for you and if you do them we'll change this country by the middle of next month

1 - when the DO films go live next week find 10 people who don't know about the DO and get them to watch at least 5 of the films, then tell them they have to go and find 10 people to carry on the cycle. you could forward the links, drag them over to your computer in lunch hour every day for a week or invite them round to your house for the evening, however you do it get people watching. if it takes a week for each of us to get 10 people to watch the do talks by the middle of the month 1 million people will have seen them

2 - find two items you don't use or don't need and give them, for free, to someone who will use them, who will love them, cherish them or just actually use them. you cannot swap these items, you cannot recieve anything in return for them and you definately can't sell them, they are gifts. whoever you give them to must do the same, take two items and give them away, this is the gift economy and its a liberating experience freeing you from the unecesary attachment to material goods. if everyone gives two items away in 2 days by the middle of next month over 250million items will have been given away and everyone in the uk will have joined the gift economy (aswell as alot of people outside the uk)

go DO

in the do do!

  • Posted by howies
  • 8 September 2008


Phew what a wonderful time we have had.
Met some amazing people.
Laughed with some funny people.
Got drunk with some great people (thanks)

Skidded down hills, ran up mud, walked miles and miles.
Talked even more than I normally do (yes I know I talk a lot anyway).

Thanks Tom and Alison for doing all the hard work to make Do happen.
It was a pleasure to help you both over the last few days.

Thanks Clare and David for your as always, amazing visions.
You both are the ultimate Doers in life.

I salute you


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