• 18Mar
    Categories: Photography Comments: 1
    I had gorgeous bouquet of flowers given to me as a leaving gift from my little part time job. After appreciating them all week I saw some possiblities for macro photos (before they go over!) and the sunlight streaming through the window late this afternoon was perfect to experiment. Click on the tulip to take you to the best 3 shots on gallery.
  • 17Mar
    Categories: Journal entries Comments Off on Buying Easter Eggs? You should read this first!

    chocolate.jpgOne form of trafficking is the use of children to harvest the cocoa beans on farms in Cote D’Ivoire. These children are likely to be working to make your chocolate. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing when I was told this. Nearly half the world’s chocolate is made from cocoa grown in the Cote D’Ivoire, in Africa. 12,000 children have been trafficked into cocoa farms in Cote D’Ivoire. When we buy chocolate we are being forced to be oppressors ourselves as we have no guarantee that the chocolate we eat is ‘traffik free’.

    STOP THE TRAFFIK is calling for people everywhere of all ages to force the chocolate companies to give a guarantee that their chocolate is Traffik Free. Will they commit to print a ‘Traffik Free Guarantee’ on chocolate bars so we can choose to buy chocolate that is not made through trafficked labour. By March 25th ‘Freedom Day’ we want the cocoa industry to have heard loud and clear from people everywhere that it is our right to eat ‘Traffik Free Guarantee’ chocolate. Read more »

  • 06Mar
    Categories: Journal entries Comments Off on Tree of Eternity

    fortingall_yew.jpgReally enjoyed watching “Trees That Made Britain” last night (Tuesday 7pm BBC2). It was a repeat but I only caught one of the series the first time round. The programme is hosted by Kew’s arboriculturists (had to look that word up!) Tony Kirkham and Jon Hammerton and you are soon caught up in their enthusiasm for all things arboreal, they have such a passion for their subject. Read more »

  • 04Mar
    Having lived in Guildford for nearly 7 years now and soon to move away, I’ve been contemplating the delights our town has to offer… and what we’ll be missing once we leave it behind! There’s a lot I love about this place, steeped as it is in history with some very beautiful and important architecture and connections. Read more »