Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Been meaning to post for ages to say that our new website is up and running and there's some juicy competitions and interesting articles about co-sleeping, being a good birth partner and fun activities to do in February.
So, this also means that my blog has moved a few doors down and can now be found here. I'd love for you to come and visit! Still posting a mixture of moon musings, green reads, news, a few ideas and some nice things I've spotted.
Hope to see you there,
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
Well, a very happy and green new year to everyone. I am really excited about 2009 - it feels like a time of great change and potential. I am looking forward to continuing to share the positive message of The Green Parent magazine, bringing inspiration on parenting issues and green ideas to an even wider audience. We have lots of fabulous things planned for this year along with a new website, launching next week that will be packed with articles, comment, reviews, competitions and much much more. The next edition of the magazine is also out next week and has some great new features including a reader's panel where our lovely readers share their opinions and ideas.
I hope that the festive season was full of light and joy for all. We spent most of our time celebrating with family and friends which was absolutely wonderful and has reaffirmed a resolution that I made to myself at the Celtic New Year in November that I should spend more time enjoying my loved ones company and less time fretting over work, household chores, shopping and other activities that involve separation rather than connection.
After all the festivities Jez and I found ourselves with a free weekend (children happily ensconced at their grandparents) and we indulged in a spa weekend, which was out-of-this-world. We ate, slept, went for long walks and lounged around in hydrotherapy pools for two days. I think it will be become our new New Year ritual and maybe we'll have to commemorate the Chinese and Islamic New Years in Feb and March, respectively, in a similar fashion!
I am leisurely re-reading Tom Hodgkinson's How to be Idle at the moment and I think this has, in part, affected a sea-change in my previous workaholic state. I'd recommend every time-poor, overstretched person get a copy of this book and take it to bed at some inappropriate time, like in the middle of the afternoon. It's quite revolutionary!
Anyway, love and light for an abundant, healthy, happy and slow 2009,