October 4th, 2012 by Tim Greenhalgh
Sitting in the BBC studio this morning with Poppy Elliott, prepping for her interview on Radio 4 You & Yours, I learned that Wayne Rooney canâ€™t go to sleep without the hoover on.
Amazing what you learn every day.
Anyway, Poppy is MD of Quiet Mark (www.quietmark.com) which is the commercial arm of the Noise Abatement Society.
During the interview, she told Winifred Robinson about the work of Quiet Mark, set up at the start of this year to actively promote the development and production of quieter products.
Itâ€™s worth a couple of minutes of your time â€“ and itâ€™s definitely a good sound:
The whole programme is worth a catch-up: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n1rbz
Best bit for me was the text from a listener raging about the noise from leaf blowers. Iâ€™m fully with them on that one. Stressful, annoying, intrusive and pointless. As the texter said, whatâ€™s wrong with a rake?