Friday, March 17, 2006

Charity starts at home

Charity might start at home, but where does it end up?

"Only a small proportion of the clothes that go to charity shops will be put on sale in this country. Most of them are bought by rag traders and sent to Africa where they are resold. So who wins from the arrangement?"

I donate my old clothes to charity who sells it on, making a profit, hopefully. I cannot see a problem

The company who buys the 2nd hand clothes from the charity makes a profit. Now hold on, I am donating to their profit?

Communities in Africa benefits from the trade. Give a man a fish and he will not be hungry for a day. Teach him to fish and he will not go hungry for a lifetime. Are we taking their industry away from them? Are we destroying their potential wealth?

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Lucky spider

"Cleaning away the cobwebs; cleaning out the old, to make room for the new."

So when today, I found a spider spining it's web on the inside of my windscreen, on the drivers side, while I was driving to work this morning, it means what exactly?

Did someone clean out the old cobwebs to make room for the new?

Car valeting is not my forte. I usually end up with a quick run through the car wash, and a sweep with the wetwipes across the dashboard. Baby wipes where made for cleaning, and now that our son is all grown up (he will be 4 in June), the baby wipes are used for cleaning the car.

Maybe I should leave the lucky spider in the car. Though I would prefer it hanging from my rear view mirror.

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Rising oil prices? Get your own windmill!

"Power to the people"

Friday, March 03, 2006

Trust me...

Discussing the different things people have been giving up for lent, one of my colleagues suggested I have given up trust, but not just for lent.

I used to trust people at least as far as I could throw them, and working in hotel you get quite strong from lifting tables and barrels of beer around. However, not much of that trust is left.

My parents always used to say, that at the end of the day, you could always trust your family, like the unconditional love between a mother and her child. Then I grew up and learned the hard way that all trust can be broken, even the trust between parent and child.

I still love my parents, but I don't trust them.