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Watch this video - Annie Lennox - Universal Child

This Annie Lennox song Universal Child is my favourite song at the moment. Lovely lyrics which reminds me of my visit to Beautifal Gate childrens care home in Lesotho earlier this year.

Watch the video and read the lyrics - every child has the

Drive through shopping - what a great idea

I hope Tesco's new online shopping trial is a success and it is rolled out to my local town. 

The idea is simple.  Order online, drive into the  car park, flash your card and your shopping is put in your car without having to leave your seat. At only £2 it is much cheaper that the delivery option.

How to Keep Young

I don't always read emails with attachments, but I received one from a good friend in Canada that caught my eye.  You might have seen it already, it is titled Reflections and talks through the ages of life and tips on how to keep you.

Four tips that caught my eye are:

  • keep cheerful friends
  • keep learning
  • enjoy simple things
  • surround yourself with what you love

These are so true in my life.  What are your tips to keep young?

Prince Harry in Lesotho, a place I love

I read with interest of Prince Harry’s visit this week to see victims of poverty and HIV at Sentebale, a charity he founded to support Lesotho's orphans and vulnerable children. This ITN documentary tell's about his work.

The Starfish Story

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One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”

The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean.The surf is up and the tide is going out.  If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”

“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”

What are your life values?

A good work colleague attended his friends funeral recently and his daughters read out a long list of values as part of his eulogy - "What my Father Taught me".  My colleague commented that they were a wonderful set of guiding principles and values – not only for bringing up children, but also for life.

I reviewed the long list and after some deep thought, I chose my top five.

Nice video Smivadee - hope it makes OneDifference

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One of YouTuber's top super users 'Smivadee' has just returned from Africa filming for One Difference, the campaign I am currently working on with Global Ethics.

This fantastic new video promotes the work that the organisation does in funding projects to provide clean drinking water to communities in Africa. Join the Facebook fan page and show your support.

Smivadee in Africa for OneDifference

Smivadee in Africa for OneDifference

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Smivadee in Africa for OneDifference

No Fitness Tests Please (for me)

I am glad I am not at school.... Would hate to be forced to have fitness tests like reported in the BBC news article Call for child fitness tests in schools.

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