2019年11月14日

World ? Kindness Day

Hi bloggers well autumn the autumn colours have nearly gone it's been cold and apparently snow is on the way.  I'm wondering if you are feeling the real cold of winter yet.

It was World kindness day and hopefully it will continue longer than a day.  There are always tremendous acts of kindness being accomplished but they rarely receive the news coverage they deserve.
A case of this was when a young boy Harry found a bag of chocolates and flowers.  They had been placed there by Sarah and Chris Urey. Their baby Willow was sadly born dead, the couple had been devastated but to commemorate her third birthday they the couple placed bags of chocolates and flowers, labeled with stickers, around their village in memory of their daughter.   Harry, 14, found one of these acts of kindness and showed his teacher, Miss Taylor.  This resulted in his entire class writing supportive messages to the couple.  This brought the couple a great deal of happiness.
Another touching story a 17 year old boy at a school in Lancashire had some very cool trainers called vans.  Some students in his class with special needs admired the shoes, so Roderick got a part time job saved up and bought the same style of trainers and gave them as gifts. 
"Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and the most underrated agent of human change." Bob Kerry

Well bloggers wishing you a good week over and out from London 

  










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2019年11月07日

Goodbye to the rugby

Nelson Mandela said "Sport has the power to change the world.   It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people like nothing else."
Well the rugby is over and won by South Africa all the press in England think it was a well deserved victory.  It was really tremendous so see the first black captain of a South African side. 

In 1995 South Africa won the World Cup this was just a year after the black leader had been elected president.  When he embraced Pienaar − the blond captain of a traditionally white team, a team that had been the personification of apartheid.  Nelson Mandela believed in the power of sports and he believed in the power that sports could bring in helping the country to heal.

Japan's hosting of the World Cup tournament, despite the terrible typhoon, has received a tremendous amount of praise.

"Japan 2019 will be remembered as probably the greatest Rugby World Cup," said Beaumont.  "It has certainly been the most ground-breaking in terms of bringing the game to new audiences and attracting new fans to the sport."   A number of English rugby supporters have been interviewed and  although disappointed at not winning the final the fans have all praised the Japanese.  Many people had saved hard and the trip was expensive, but they stated how they had had the most wonderful experiences.

So bloggers here we are in November, the leaves are falling and the nights are drawing in here and unfortunately it's very grey and gloomy. Hopefully the sun will shine for you this week take care

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2019年10月31日

Endeavour

Hi bloggers well it's November already, isn't the year passing quickly. 
Saturday brings the rugby final.  It's a long tournament isn't it?

I read an article about the amazing endeavour of volunteers to complete a quilt from a woman who died.  Shannon Downey was at an estate sale in Chicago where a 99-year old woman had died.  In the bedroom Downey found hundreds of pieces of fabric that had been intended for a big quilting project which Smith started before she died.

Downey, who has an interest in quilting was amazed to find all the pieces of fabric collected but not completed.   As soon as She saw the pieces  she knew she wanted to complete it.  It was too big for one person so she took to social media and enlisted the help of 1,000 volunteers who will complete the project.  It's amazing what people can do when they work together.

Another interesting project is one that is taking place it concerns the endeavour to enable prisoners to get a meaningful training in prison to stop reoffending.  The project is called the Clink ( clink is a slang word for prison) it's purpose is to get inmates ready to go straight into jobs and providing the experience and self-discipline of regular, skilled work. It also helps prisoners to get City and Guilds vocational qualifications and to link them with employers in restaurants, hotels and the hospitality industry. 

In Brixton prison there's a training for prisoners to train as chefs and they have a restaurant where members of the public can eat.  The food is good and the restaurant is successful.  The reoffending results of those who are part of this program are very good.  I will go along at some point.

Bloggers have a good week keep warm over and out London.













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