A lone feather mysteriously falls from the sky. Caught by a gentle breeze it moves up and down, twisting and spinning. As a woman walks to work the feather strokes her face. She smiles for the softness of the touch. A child, barefoot, playing in the grass. The feather tickles his feet. The child laughs and squirms, wriggles his toes. The feather floats on. A cat dozing in the sun feels a gentle touch on her nose. An eye pops open. She bats the feather softly, enjoying the game. The cat’s person smiles, watching the cat play. And still the feather floats on.Read More
Earlier in the month I hinted that we had been taking part in Craftbiotic’s April Blog Angel soiree. But we had to keep it all a big secret. Well, as April is over, I’m allowed to share…Read More
We’ve been spreading the blogging love this month by getting amongst Craftbiotic’s Blog Angel fun. We’ve been assigned another person’s blog to visit, comment and promote. But shhhh… don’t tell anyone! It’s all secret squirrel business as the receiver doesn’t know we are their little angel.Read More
Remember when we did the 30 days of gratitude project? When we finished, I had an idea for another project… But I kinda forgot about it in the rush that is life. On my early morning walk this morning, I remembered! So, today, I’ve decided to pick this little project up again.Read More
This month’s giving goodness goes to a friend of a friend who will soon lace up her sneakers to walk 100km across rough Australian bushland within 48 hours. No easy feat!
Mariko Smits and her three teammates help organise Melbourne’s annual Oxfam Trailwalker, part of a worldwide movement raising cash to fight poverty and help the one billion people currently living in squalor help themselves. This year, Mariko and her co-workers decided to hit the trail to experience everything that makes Trailwalker such an extraordinary adventure – “the physical demands, the mental challenge, the team bonding and, most importantly, fundraising personally for Oxfam Australia“.Read More
Two years ago I participated in a volunteering expedition in Costa Rica that changed my life. I returned feeling disheartened about my choice of career and began to consider how I could make some kind of difference in the world. So I quit my full-time IT job and started an ecology degree. I jumped into my degree full force, working and studying every spare moment of my day for almost two years. There was no time for anything else. I’m sure you can guess what happened. I burnt myself out.Read More