Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Girl Time

I'm away for a few days, popping up north to visit a chum who's feeling a bit cheesed off. The Mister is staying behind, plenty of work to do and all that. Besides she needs some girl time !

Here is a pic of the city I'm going to visit, can you guess where it is?

It's a wee bit colder up there so I'm taking plenty of warm clothes. Tis a pity though I can't take my knitting on the plane. (What the authorities think I could do with a knitting needle, that anyone couldn't do with a biro is beyond me).

Lovely weather down here at the moment though. Spring is most definitely on it's way. I know this because Pendragon has started to 'sunbathe' in the little hot spots around the house.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015


There is so much bad news and cruelty being displayed throughout the world just now. I don't need to list all the grisly goings on, I'm sure you know what I mean. I thought I would highlight two initiatives that have helped me see the bright side of life.

Firstly The Scandinavian Kitchen team have linked up with a charity called Magic Breakfast. The charity works with schools in deprived areas to identify children who are in need of a good breakfast before the school day starts. Sadly 1 in 3 children in England go to school with an empty stomach.

They provide porridge, bagels, toast and cereal. It gives the children the best possible start to the day. For every bowl of porridge bought at the Scandi Kitchen they will donate a breakfast to children in need via the charity.

Image Jessie Willcox Smith

The other project that brought a smile to my face was the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm. Set high up on the roof of an office building in New York, is an organic garden, founded a few years ago, it now supplies nearby restaurants with all their vegetables. They simply bicycle over their orders. The public can shop there too and they also have educational and volunteer programmes. A real community success story. Everyone working together, just how I like it. If you click on the link you can watch a very sweet little film all about it.

I like to think the Green Giant might help out at weekends.