We all try to be kind, don’t we? Or do we? I guess some people have the gift of kindness in their DNA but the mortals amongst have to make a bit of effort. A priest once said to me that being kind was a sign of believing in God because if you didn’t, you’d … Continue reading Kindness
I’m ashamed to say that I have never been to a Pride Event before. So when my wonderful employer, St Peter’s Hospice, announced that it was to be part of Bristol Pride I jumped at the idea to volunteer. I love representing St Peter’s Hospice anyway and relished the idea of a new experience. Unfortunately … Continue reading My View of Bristol Pride
So today I'm not doing any of the work myself - I give you a quote from the amazing fantastic Jen Gale. More about her below. This is an extract from just one of Jen's inspirational weekly emails, sent out to subscribers (free). Worth signing up as she is so practical and realistic about what … Continue reading Inspirational Jen!
Are we happy? It’s a really difficult question to answer. Having suffered with clinical depression for most of my adult life, I probably find it more difficult than most. What makes us happy? In our society we are encouraged to think of success as the secret. Success in our academic life, success in our work … Continue reading Let’s Get Happy!
Have you seen it? I think it should be compulsory! I saw I, Daniel Blake in the cinema when it first came out. I like to think I’m pretty socially aware so although none if it surprised me, I was still shocked. If you haven’t seen it, it was shown on BBC2 recently and is … Continue reading I, Daniel Blake
The winner of the Ethical Knitting Nana Christmas competition is announced! Sadly I cannot upload the highly professional video we made of me announcing the winner so I have put it in a public post on Facebook, which you can hopefully view here. Becky receives the Santa AND the bamboo toilet roll!
Competition Time! I’ve knitted this little Santa especially for one of my readers. (If the winner is not someone I have to post to they will also get the loo roll!) The winner will be chosen randomly from the names of all those who answer the following questions correctly. You can reply using the … Continue reading Competition!
Do you buy charity Christmas cards? I always do. In fact I buy charity products whenever I can. I guess there are people out there (ok, from my small number of readers there may be one!) thinking that I’m taking away from those in business but I don’t think so. The retail charity sector is … Continue reading Charity Christmas Cards
“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good” – Aristotle This quote was on a certificate I was given yesterday by the fundraising department of St Peter’s Hospice. St Peter’s Hospice is very appreciative of its volunteers and rewards them frequently with gestures of thanks. They have good reason. Volunteers … Continue reading The Rewards of Volunteering
It’s quite common these days to give ‘Charity’ gifts in place of ordinary gifts, especially at Christmas. Some people are notoriously difficult to buy for because they already have everything you can think of, or they’re too busy to have hobbies or maybe just too rich! So instead we give money to charity and the … Continue reading Lend With Care(Lendwithcare.org)