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August 2010

Sail Away with me...

By Heather 9 years ago

It's always important for us at Wiggly Wigglers to try out our products but I have to say when we started to sell Ecover I wasn't that keen. I liked the blurb...
Ecover is an international company active in the production of ecological detergents and cleansing agents. It was founded in 1980 in Belgium. Ecover has been a trendsetter from the very start: as a pioneering company, it marketed a phosphate-free washing powder even before phosphates were branded as a problem.
But, what dear heart if your whites come out grey... or you smell just a bit off... and people can't bear to say...
But there were three things that changed my mind.
1: Mrs Dowell in our office uses it (and her whites are white)2: I tried it myself and Farmer Phil did not complain..and3: The highest rated B and B in Shropshire (according to Tripadvisor) uses it herself (Karen Thorne Hopton House B and B)
Here's what she said...I run a luxury B&B with lovely white sheets so have always avoided green products. However I decided to give them a go. I'm now very happy with Ecover Laundry Liquid which I use when the washing is quite dirty ( otherwise I use my ecoballs )]
So that's it - I have been powered by nature since then!
Anyway turns out Ecover have a racing yacht and invited both San and myself from Wigglys to be the fifth man in the Extreme Sailing at Cowes! Whoohooo! (Must be spending too much!)
Along with us went Rach (who had a lovely bus ride round the Isle of Wight as we lived it up on the yacht and at the bar) and also the team from So Organic and Jamie and Jonny from one of our favourite companies - Abel and Cole! (Good Buzzy Bee event lads!)

Before we got on, the tune "Sail Away with me honey..." was gently playing in the back of my mind...
Once on board with Mike Golding, two Olympians and "Animal" it ranged from "Eternal Father strong to save" to "Hold on Tight to your dream..."!!!


Things got quite hairy out there... I'm not entirely sure of what was going on but I know this: One boat crashed.Our boat sails started making a noise and our boys had a bit of a rumpus about this and the twirly thing (I think)There was some waving of flags and shouting.The boat tipped from this side to that and our job was to crawl from one side to the other and try not to get in the way!Tacking was less violent than jibing...and lastly it was FAB! A mixture of speed, salt, beer, freedom and friends. A very good day!
PS: Thank you to Ben from J P Morgan who gave the three of us a lift to the fish and chip shop in Southampton too!!!
PPS: If you would like to be powered by nature too you can get all your ecover supplies from here (!)
PPS: You can pronounce ecover as follows:Eee coverEh co Verrrehco VerrrDoesn't seem to matter!

YOU are invited...

By Heather 9 years ago

YOU are invited to the launch of the New Wiggly Shop at Labels Outlet Shopping!
Please join us for the launch of the new Wiggly Shop on Thursday 12th August at Labels Outlet Shopping. You'll find us on the upper floor at Labels right by the food hall.
Open all Day
Come along anytime between 9.45am and 8pm and find out how to make a wormery, how to hand-tie a beautiful posy of flowers and how to stay green as you clean!Plus there'll be a draw to win an amazing worm cafe out latest generation wormery, worth £99!
Free Goodie Bags and DemosEvery hour, on the hour, we'll be holding we'll be holding quick 10 munute Wiggly Talks, answering your questions and giving away lots of FREE Wiggly Goodie Bags!
Labels has everything for you and your home. With a Coffee Shop, Seafood Bar, Food Hall with Deli and Master Butcher, and now, of course, a great new Wiggly Shop. See you there!
Wiggly Talks Timetable
10am How to make a Wormery 11am How to hand-tie a Posy 12pm How to hand-tie a Posy 1pm How to ‘Clean Green’ 2pm How to make a Wormery 3pm How to ‘Clean Green’ 4pm Attracting Different Garden Birds 5pm Our Top Ten Tips for ‘Making the Good Life Easy’ 6pm How to make a Wormery 7pm Our Top Ten Tips for ‘Making the Good Life Easy’


Talks will last about 10 minutes and there will be time for some questions, plus we’ll be giving away 10 Goodie Bags every hour - what fun!
Plus if you print off this invitation and bring it on the day it will entitle you to a lovely cup of Earl Grey Tea (or normal tea, or coffee, as you prefer) AND a slice of chocolate cake (or Victoria Sponge) in Labels' Coffee Shop. How can you resist?