Inspire the children around you to read.  Nurture their creativity.  Guide them in caring about our planet.

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Monday, 24 September 2007

anyone for chocolate?

There is no denying that I love chocolate but lately I have a brand new kind of chocolate craving.  I'm busy trying to persuade 'my rock' that we need one of these in our lives........
How he can even begin to resist I have no idea?  I grew up with dogs, he on the other hand did not so I have some convincing to do.  I'll keep you posted.
I'm quite hopeful that a beautiful chocolate lab will soon be ours!  

Friday, 21 September 2007

world peace day

So, until recently I didn't even know who Jeremy Gilley was, let alone the fact that in 1999 he founded Peace One Day.  I am so inspired by the vision, dreams and motivations that can lead individuals to make such huge interventions.

Peace One Day is non-profit organisation, impartial and independent of any government, political persuasion, corporation or religious creed.  In 2001 it achieved it's primary objective with UN member states formally establishing an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence, now fixed in the global calender on 21 September

Look at the website to see what difference one day of peace each year could make to this planet.  Food, vaccines, other supplies can reach those in need.  Differences can be made by small gestures and we can all look at our own lives and consider what action of peace we can offer up on a day like this.  Even if we just think about peace and talk to our families about what it means and try to live in more peaceful way in our own day to day lives we can make a difference.

Barefoot Books has a beautiful new title encompassing the spirit of world, peace and family. We are donating a copy to our local school library to mark World Peace Day 2007.

Wishing you a peaceful day, wherever you are.

Monday, 10 September 2007

dame anita roddick

I salut you.  What amazing things you did with your life, what a difference you made.  You opened the eyes of a generation - women can make it in business, fairtrade is the only way to go.   You reached out and inspired, and your memory will continue to do so...............

"If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just."
Anita Roddick