Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Older people

I went grocery shopping today, and bought something I wouldn't normally buy. There is a brand called Innocent that sells smoothies in a bottle. I wouldn't normally buy them because they're sort of a frivolous spend, and, you know, bottles are bad for the environment. But I bought two little bottles tonight because they came with the cutest little knitted hats (and they were on sale)!

Here's what the tag says:
Every year, we ask the nation to knit little hats to go on our smoothies. For each behatted bottle sold, we (innocent and Sainsbury's) donate 50p to Age Concern.
Age Concern is a charity that provides hot meals, blankets, and heating advice to "older people" who can't afford to heat their homes. Isn't that sweet? I'm getting all teary-eyed just thinking about it.

It has a button on top! So cute!!


  1. Why are old people unable to heat their homes?! That's not good!

    Totally cute hats. Can you knit a hat and send it to them? Or, better yet, can this company set you up with old people, so you can knit hats and blankets for them?

    Since you know how to knit, you could totally do a charity like that. I've heard of this charity that makes blankets for kids who are in the hospital. And our kitty-cats came with a free blanket knitted by someone who cares about kitty-cats. I'm getting teary-eyed just thinking about kitty-cats!

  2. migrainemaven11/25/2008 8:18 PM

    Do they not recycle bottles in the UK??? And here I thought Europe was so progressive and everything.

    Ms. Petey--do we need to teach you to knit? (This can be arranged...)

  3. How do the smoothies taste? Did you try them??

  4. I love those little hats! What are you going to do with them after you drink the smoothies?