Ecobuild was again a source of wonder this year.  I liked the re-use of materials such as the pallet arch, rubber band lampshade and some lovely tiles made from impressions in every day bowls and dishes.  And then there was water bottle man publicising the amount of water wasted in the home.

It’s always amazing what you can overhear too …

“Cities are shaped by the environment, economy and equality, and the environment must guide the others”.

“We need ‘urban respiration’ across systems such as food, water, energy, jobs”

At a stand promoting ready-made turf full of wild flowers: “the best way to start is to kill off everything with glyphosate weed killer!”