Mrs Green goes to Cannes
Allow me to explain.
You remember a few weeks ago I sort of revealed what I’d been up to in my lovely organic farm shop in Ross on Wye?I showed you photos of me in front of the cameras showing someone rather lovely how to shop naked.
Now you’ve all waited so patiently I can reveal the full story and the name of our mystery man.
Here he is again, snapped by the Paparazzi at this year’s Cannes Film Festival:
And walking the red carpet:
Do you recognise him yet? Let’s get him to take his glasses off and give us a full frontal:
Woohoo! None other than Jeremy Irons; the very man you saw in Field Fayre in Ross on Wye a couple of weeks ago (except you didn’t because those photos were taken a year ago).
So here’s the scoop.
Back in June 2010, I was contacted by Candida Brady; film producer with Blenheim Films. She told me she was making a documentary about waste and sustainability (Called “Trashed“) and wanted to spend time with someone who had achieved zero waste at home. She explained they were talking to experts from around the world, including one of my all time heroes Prof Paul Connett, and that she would like me to show them how to reduce waste at home.
Oh, and she just happened to drop into the conversation that she would like me to show Jeremy Irons how to reduce his waste too.
<faints on the floor>
Now I only have eyes for my beloved Mr Green, but oh yes, I don’t mind admitting to allowing quarter of my good eye to flow from head to toe over Jeremy’s fine frame.
Fast forward to May last year and we headed off to Ross to do a bit of naked shopping together – Me, Jez and a film crew – yay!
We spent a few hours with me talking a load of old rubbish and showing our favourite A-lister how easy it was to shop with reduced packaging, especially when you have brilliant stores like Field Fayre on hand to help you. In there all fruit and vegetables are sold loose. Not only does this reduce packaging but it reduces food waste too because you can buy exactly the amount you want. In addition you can refill cleaning products from Ecover such as washing up liquid, fabric softener and detergent. Sandwiches and cakes are sold with fully compostable packaging and there isn’t a plastic carrier bag to be seen. In fact when we first started shopping there, David was giving away reusable cotton bags to all his customers. It couldn’t be simpler to do your bit for the environment, could it…
Here are some shots from the day:
Take a peek at the official trailer and let me know what you think:
And here you can see Jeremy being interviewed at Cannes about the film:
We’re hoping to have a local screening some time during zero waste week, where you can catch my two minutes of fame (yes, a whole TWO minutes!) so I’ll keep you posted and we can all meet up for a bit of a chin wag (and to watch Jez of course).
HUGE thanks to David and Yolanda from Field Fayre who shut their shop from screaming fans for the afternoon so we could have
Jeremy Irons all to ourselves some peace and quiet for filming