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 A pot full of inspirational ideas from Today was Fun®. .  
February 2005 
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There's so much in our soup this month we're not going to waste time upfront. If you know anyone who might enjoy our ideas click the link at the bottom of the page. Happy slurping.

our ingredients today
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  • Tea time
  • Put the kettle on Gov'
  • See the World
  • Gorgeous Hampers
  • What's that you said?

  • Put the kettle on Gov'
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    It emerged last week that jails across England and Wales are using herbal teas to help bring peace and calm to their inmates.

    Many women in Downview prison, Surrey now rely on the calming effect of a herbal brew rather than a sedative to help calm them and assist sleep. Men's prisons are also catching on.

    The herbal tea initiative has been welcomed by prison pharmacy departments, who are keen for prisoners to enjoy the healthy natural herbal remedies rather than becoming hooked on other habit forming drugs. The most popular blends requested are to help inmates relax and sleep.

    Once they have the learnt how to sip their way to a good night's sleep we plan on sending some Happiness and Friendship their way.

    Imagine the possibilities.

    See the World
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    Any time that we see a picture of the earth from space, the effect is breath-taking. These photos of our planet allow us to, collectively, step outside the the planet we take for granted and see it for what it is. A visually stunning, small, vulnerable blue ball, spinning, alone in space.

    Perhaps, if we all held this picture of earth in our minds we would be less likely to adopt behaviours which destroy it; less likely to think we can carve out pieces of it for ourselves without it affecting the whole.

    The EarthSeeds Project is trying to make sure that all children of the planet have access to a picture of the earth, taken from space. Their goal is to provide images to every classroom by 2020.

    Maybe, this view of a whole and unified planet, is exactly what kids need to see, to avoid making the same mistakes the people--who think they make the world go round--are making today. After all, even allowing for cultural, geographical, political and religious bias, the earth is the one thing we all have in common.

    Susi Rajah

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    Gorgeous Hampers
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    After years of travelling the globe and sourcing fine foods, the people at Gorgeous in Bath have decided to offer some very unique gift hampers online. They buy from small suppliers like us and believe that people would rather receive luxury and unusual foods in their hampers. With names like Indulgence, Decadence, Cook, Organic, Outing, New Home there is something yummy for every occasion.

    show me something gorgeous... »

    What's that you said?
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    "I would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success with your Tea and Philosophy range. " Belinda Gooding - Managing Director, Duchy Originals

    "An English friend of mine recently sent me a packet of your Happiness Tea. I have to admit, I chuckled when I read the front of the package. Your recipe for happiness was familiar to me." Theresa Rhymer Pennsylvania. USA

    What else you said... »

    Tea time
    There is no recipe this month as our designer, Softly, is in Australia sunning herself on the beach with her son Iggy who's clearly shunning the attention of the Aussie Paprazzi.

    She's promised to bring us back a recipe for Lamingtons*- March issue. Until then we'll have to be content with the Hob Nobs at the bottom of the biscuit tin.

    * if you don't know what they are then you're in for a treat.

    Read Softly's postcard

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