An overview of car culture, addressing questions such as: what is Carhenge? Is the A13 Britain's Route 66? And why are we addicted to fast cars?
Hi, I'm Nicola Baird, a city-based environmental journalist/author and mum of two young children. I've written seven published books including the best selling "Save Cash & Save the Planet" (Collins, co-written, 2005) and "Homemade Kids: thrifty, creative and eco-friendly ways to raise children" (Vermilion, 2010). You can see my blogs at http://aroundbritainnoplane.blogspot.com and also www.homemadekids.co.uk.
For surprising insights into eco-lifestyles, read the romantic comedy, "There's a Hippo in my Cistern", written by my football-obsessed husband (and brilliant, funny writer) Pete May (Collins, 2008).
"Coconut Wireless: love, life and gossip in the south pacific" is my first e-novel (2010). It is set in Solomon Islands where I worked as a VSO journalist trainer from 1990-1992. Half of any money produced by "Coconut Wireless" will be given to support projects working with Solomon Islands women and children. I regret this a bit now - if I hadn't made this promise I'd be offering "Coconut Wireless" to you for free...