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  1. Coffee, Cake and Woolly Hats

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    Today is the 21st August and it is Senior Citizens Day!

    Lets’ face it. Times have changed, and it’s not always in the best interests of our elderly relatives. We are living longer, yet living further away from each other. Our lives are so fast paced that we don’t always look after our elders in the way that we should. My own mother lives over 300 miles away which makes regular visits difficult. Luckily, she is close to my sister and her family and still very independent herself.

    The coffee and cake bit…..

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    This photo is taken from the book “Change the World for a Fiver” from the innovative company "Shift", formerly known as “We Are What we Do”. I think it is a lovely reminder of the fact that all ages deserve respect as we can learn so much from each other. 

  2. The Secret Language of Families

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    One thing I love about families is the secret code or language that they use!

    I’m sure that we are not alone in having a large vocabulary of words and phrases that are unique to us. They are things that have perhaps been mispronounced by children and have then stuck and become ingrained in our everyday language but probably seem like nonsense to outsiders. Half the time, we don’t even realise we are using this language outside of the home until we notice the blank stares around us!

  3. Supporting Charities

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    At the PlayBag Company, we like to give a little back to our communities, so here’s the lowdown on some of what we do on a personal and professional level.

    On a professional level, when I started up this little company, I made a conscious decision to give a portion of income to charity. On a personal note I strongly believe in giving back to the community and as such will often be found baking for some local charity or fundraiser.

    Cancer Research Race for Life

    I have been taking part in Cancer Research’s Race for Life for over ten years now, and my daughter Caitlin has joined me for the last 5 of those. Are we well matched? No not really! She is a sprinter, I am slow and steady so we tend to keep passing each other. However, when that finish line is in sight, we both get a bit competitive and race to the end. As she has youth and long legs on her side, she usually does beat me!

    This year will be slightly different as we have opted to do the Pretty Muddy version! I am looking forward to getting muddy tomorrow and am hoping that we will stick together this year as I think I may need her help!!

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  4. Eco Blog

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    To celebrate World Environment Day, I figured it would be a good time to have a good look at our eco credentials.

    The theme for World Environment Day 2015 is:

    “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”.

    (Click on the picture to go to the WED website and find out more.)

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    It is encouraging people to rethink their lifestyle and make conscious decisions with what they consume to lessen their impact on nature’s resources. Obviously, we all have a part to play in this, and many small actions can make a big impact. So I have been looking at where I can make improvements in my life and work.