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Light To Unite

Bristol-Myers Squibb – one of the large drug manufacturers with its hand in AIDS treatment medication – is donating $1 to AIDS every time someone goes to their website Light To Unite and moves the match to the candle and lights it.

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Where’s my sidebar!!

Drat! My sidebar seems to have gone to the bottom of the page. And I thought this photo plugin was working… I will need to have a look at the html in the template and see if I can fix it. Bear with me! Anyone know what might be wrong?

UPDATE: Thanks to Marty for her comment that YouTube was the culprit! I fiddled with the dimensions in the html and that has done it, so hurray! I will be able to use YouTube again…

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What is your global footprint?

I think this obsession with green could be something to do with all the emphasis at the moment on global warming and cutting back on our carbon emissions. I’ve been thinking a lot about where I buy our food from (how many miles it has travelled before it ends up being eaten), fairtrade and stuff like that.

I found this site about calculating your global footprint. In answering, I erred on the ecologically favourable side and still need 2 planets to support my lifestyle…

Have a go – it’s quite revealing!

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Crafts for kids

I haven’t done much quilting related stuff this summer, but having spent the last week making crafty things with kids, I thought I would post some pictures of what I had done with them previously, partly to remind me and partly in case anyone is looking for ideas. We have an all-age service at church each month and I come up with a related craft activity to keep the kids quiet at the beginning. It is quite a challenge because the children can be anything from 3 to 11 and there is only 10 or 15 minutes to do it in.

Here are a few of the things we have made over the months…

three pipe cleaner men with beads
Pipe cleaner men

small black box
Treasure box

five different masks
Masks which we decorated

purple foot

This is what I’m doing next Sunday. A foot out of fun foam, decorated with all sorts of twinkly things.

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