Monday, 30 January 2012
The DOST Project helps young refugess who have no family in UK so are placed in foster care etc. DOST from what I understands helps these youth find thier feet in thier new world.
I'll be filling in a volunteer application asking about what mentoring opportunities they may offer.
Friday, 27 January 2012
Thursday, 26 January 2012
Richard my Permaculture tutor suggested a 12 week course as lined out in the book 'The Artists Way'. So I decided 'I'm in'
Every morning, very first thing I need to write three pages. The content doesn't matter just to write anything which comes to mind first thing as a awake. The other is a Artists Date. This is alone time once aweek doing somthing alone. Could be as simple as a long walk.
Two days in, I have two journal entries. These I can't read or look back on untill around week 8.
Let's see if these 12 weeks unlocks the creative genius in me.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Before watching this documentry about the medical health care in America. I agreed with some of the arguments for privatisation of the NHS in UK. The case made in the book 'Welfare State We're In' are strong. The core problem being the the US medical insurance companies and how they operate.
Michael Moore visits Cuba with a group of volunteers who assissted in the aftermath of 9/11 who had serious health problems which weren't being addressed in the US. The way the Cuban medical staff treated and cared for them along with the honour the Cuban fire fighters showed them brought a apple up in my throat.
Now, not only do I agree with free univeral health care I'm a supporter.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Balancing all this in itself can and has recently been exhausting. More so on my cluttered mind then physically.
Not quite sure if cutting back is the answer. Maybe having a ponder on how I can stack some of these activities to carve out time for play.
Ideas are welcome.