Thanks so much to everyone who voted for Barbara and Straw Works. Barb is through to the last 4 who are going to pitch to Rich on May 2nd. Straw Works got 39.1% of the total votes. If you’d like to check out the competition go to:
Good luck on the 2nd Barb.
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In case you have a minute between now and 12 noon GMT today, here’s where you can place a vote for Straw Works to help them get through to the last 4 businesses who will have the opportunity to ‘pitch to Rich’ (Branson that is).
Just visit http://www.virginmediapioneers.com/2013/04/vote-for-pitch-to-rich-competition-finalists/ click on Fill out my form, and vote!
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I looked at the Kindle rankings this morning and saw my book was number 14 in the Kindle travel section. There are 31,445 books in that section! How cool is that?
But then, to use a ‘Pointless’ phrase, things got even more exciting, when I checked the Kindle non-fiction rankings. There are 1,090,000 books in this section and Changing gear is number 179!!!!
This is probably too many numbers for this time in the morning, so I’m going to stop now and go to the V&A and get inspired.
Thanks to everyone who has bought/downloaded a copy of Changing Gear.
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Poor Bertha’s been in the wars again. She’s had her front hub greased and generally sorted out…that’s technical talk for you! And she’s all the better for it. No longer does she shimmy from side to side while I try to propel her forward. In fact she’s acting like a proper bike. However because the weather’s been so bad she and I haven’t been out anywhere exciting. In fact we’ve only been as far as the shops. Instead I’ve been persisting with the running programme.
You remember the NHS from,’Couch to 5k’? On Friday I’ll be on week 9 and will be running (well jogging really) for 30 minutes without stopping. Ideally during that time I’ll cover 5k. I know I’m close because we went to Goffs Park recently where there’s a 4k marked trail and I did that with a bit of time to spare. Who would have thought it? I’m really pleased but I’m going to have to work on my self belief, as I start every run with the thought that I won’t be able to do it. Any tips on cultivating positive thinking will be gratefully received.
Which leads me to other empowering stuff… Straw Works, a company I work for is holding a 1 day introductory course to natural plasters – lime & clay, on the 20th of April. Go to http://www.strawworks.co.uk Click on the ‘Bale Frenzy’ button and check out ‘Getting Plastered.’ You’ll love it!
Last thought…my book Changing Gear. A Bike Ride from Britain to Bulgaria will be free on Kindle from 5th-9th April inclusive. Click here to read it http://tinyurl.com/co5b6ee Hope you like it.
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