Some time ago, I saw something about writing a piece for something called the ‘Ooffoo Laureate’. Ooffoo is a community based site connected with the Natural Collection where you can air your views and learn more about being green. (Apparently OOFFOO is the html code for green – cunning eh!) The people who run it say Ooffoo exists to be “a thriving and positive space that encourages new and innovative ideas, sustainable thinking, a peaceful approach to living.” Isn’t that lovely!
So anyway, they were running a competition, and as you may remember, I entered a piece on supporting small British craft businesses. Then today I got this email:
We wanted to write and personally thank you from the bottom of our
hearts for having the courage and passion to enter the Ooffoo Laureate
competition. I am pleased to announce that you successfully made it on
to the shortlist. Well done! That in itself was no mean feat as you
faced very tough competition to get shortlisted. The winner and two
runners-up will be revealed at 10am on Friday 20th March 2009 via the
ooffoo.com homepage. And regardless of who wins we hope you will join us
in applauding all your fellow shortlist members and their shortlisted
Once again, many thanks for joining in…all change starts with a single
spark. You should be very proud…
How nice is that?! I read several of the other entries and thought they were way out of my league. I was very touched that mine was considered worthy of shortlisting.