Didn't think so.
I've been tagged.
A few times.
I'm saving the lists for another day (one when it's not quite so sunny and I haven't got quite so many small children flapping around my ankles)...but I'm going to do this one quickly because the gorgeous Jo Beaufoix and the equally gorgeous Sparx have tagged me. Apart from not being able to say no to two such lovely ladies, it's also for a good cause...
So this is the story.
Almost Mrs Average at The Rubbish Diet has roped in the Mummy Blogging community to spread the Recycling word. From June 22nd until 28th it is Recycle Week and each of us must make a pledge to waste less. So click HERE to see my pledge.
And if I fail???
Well I didn't want to make it too difficult for myself (not like Jo who has pledged to compost all her kitchen and garden waste and if she fails to do so, will allow her 4-year old daughter to apply her makeup and post a photo of the result - can't wait for that one).
So if you haven't clicked on the pledge above I will quickly tell you. I have pledged to re-use all my carrier bags for the week and if I fail to do so then I will abstain from computer use for a day (just the thought is making me giddy). My husband will be especially pleased with this forfeit as less time on the computer means more time with him...so now all I have to do is make sure he doesn't hide the bags in a sly attempt at sabotage.
And just a bit of info about carrier bag usage because it isn't just a game of tag after all...
"In 2008, UK Shoppers picked up a staggering 9.9 billion new carrier bags. That's an average of 400 per household - or enough to fill 188 Olympic swimming pools.
To produce that number of bags required around 180,000 tonnes of oil and emitted greenhouse gases equivalent to up to 100,000 extra cars on the road.
If you and every household halved the number of bags that are picked up, we would reduce waste and save energy. Over a year, this would mean using around 90,000 fewer tonnes of oil and a reduction in greenhouse gas production equivalent to taking up to 50,000 cars off the road."I'm just off to find those pesky carrier bags. Wish me luck...
And just to end this post I have to, of course, tag five more people who I think will be able to shoulder the responsibilty as well as me!! Nothing like a bit of pressure...
Tasha at WAHM-BAM
Karin at Café Bébé (who incidentally has just launched a fantastic new website - so do go and check it out).
The Wife of Bold
Rebel Mother at Another Day in the Madhouse
Mama Po at Home Mum of 2 (or 3 if you count their Dad)
And here are the rules for the tagees...
1. Visit http://www.recyclenow.com/ and sign up to one of the pledges to waste less.
2. Share details of your pledge on your blog.
3. Choose 5 other bloggers who you think will be up for a bit of recycling fun.
4. Return to The Rubbish Diet and share your pledge in the comments section.
5. Optional - As a thank you to all involved, The Rubbish Diet will be publishing a British Mummy Bloggers' Recycling week carnival on Monday 29th June. To be included, simply submit your favourite post revealing the progress of your pledge by Saturday 27th June to email@example.com
Can we be turned from simple Mummy Bloggers into Mummy Garbloggers? Only time will tell.