we've spent most of this month sharing that
loving feeling. Not only did we crank up the production of our Love
Love tea but we spent one cold and grey afternoon with all our
lovely new elderly neighbours here in South London launching our
As we move towards March we're busy working
on new projects and ideas to keep 2008 fun. Let us know if you have
any inspired ideas you want to share with us.
| If you're ever wondering what to do on a
dull Sunday in February, we can highly recommend hosting a tea
party for the elderly residents in your area.
You'll have a pefect excuse to hang up
some fun bunting, set out your best china cups and share in
everyones' home made baking.
On February 3 at our head office in
London, there were stories to
share, Birthdays to celebrate and goody bags to take home.
It was a great day and we hope the
start of a long Friendship with the organisers and volunteers
at Contact the Elderly. They do this on a monthly basis,
reaching out to the elderly and vulnerable across the UK. If you don't have the time to
host your own party remember that when you buy a pack of our
Friendship Tea you'll be contributing to 5p to this great
out the photos »
|He's a Happy Pig
| One of the most inspirational books I have
ever read is The Hero's Journey. For those of you who know
Joseph Campbell his advice to all
his students is to "Follow your bliss." Find where it is, and
don't be afraid to follow it.
I love it when I come into contact with
someone who's doing their own thing and following their bliss.
Siggy and Gikita write dance tracks for under 11's. Their
happiness is infectious.
Here's to all of us following our
bliss, it doesn't matter what form it takes and if it's aged
eleven inside us.
a happy pig now »
|Single men- stand
| During a recent trip to Barbados I noticed that the price
of showing someone you cared, cost more if you were a woman
The "I love him set" was 5 Bajan
dollars more than the "I love her set" at the Miracle Mart in
I am not sure what was inside each set
but I figure that the men are playing harder to get this year
as it's leap year.
Women ignore their tactics and get
proposing on the 29th. This is the one day in every four years
that you're allowed to propose to him. Although if you're
Zsa Zsa Gabor who proposed to each
of her nine husbands then you'll already subscribe to her
theory that " a woman has to make up a man's mind."
marrieds take a Great Green Leap instead »
|What's that you
| "Here's a photo of our X-mas gift, which
we created around your six "mood" teas and the Pantone Mugs.
The paper bag refers to a Dutch tea bag with our Finest Blend
Thanks for making tea and packs that
make a difference. All the best for 2008."
"I just wanted to say how much I love
your website and your philosophy in general. A friend sent it
to me and I'm sitting here with a hot water bottle and cup of
tea (it's cold grey day here in Glasgow!) and it really gave me a
warm glow checking it out. So thanks for the glow! "
else you said... »
I love it when my baking
converts people who don't normally eat sweet things. There's
Carlo who never eats dessert unless of course "you made it."
And now there's "Shaggy" who doesn't
have a sweet tooth normally but couldn't stay away from these
mini banana cakes that I made for our Friendship Fund Tea
If you know a man who needs convincing
then give them a try.