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What could you do if you felt scared and just did it anyway?

      Sorrow, imagination, empathy, inspiration………and ultimately people.   That’s what got this relatively quiet introverted person out of her comfort zone to organize a fundraiser for our beloved Nepal. Event Organiser would be somewhere on my list of nightmare jobs but somehow that’s what I did. It’s made realize that if you care intensely about something you really can do things that you might normally run a mile from.

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Flying Visit

When you are mum of four and three year old girls the prospect of two weeks on your own is pretty exciting (not that they aren't amazing and lovely and everything but you know...... they're pretty intense!).  Combine this with a trip to your favourite city, Kathmandu, a wallet full of money to spend and the knowledge that you will be making your next six months of work infinitely more interesting, by buying lots of new lovely stuff with said money, and it all adds up to a pretty great work trip!!

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Hemp & Nettle Rucksacks

This year I was privileged to venture back to a country close to my heart, this time with David and our two daughters.  Nepal is land of colours and contrasts, enclosed in a tiny area – soaring snowy peaks and flat tropical plains, yaks and cows, saffron sadhus and maroon monks, Buddhist Stupas and Hindu Temples. It’s a beautiful country where life’s harsh realities are ever present. It’s a country I fell in love with 20 years ago when I worked in a remote village.  It’s a place that taught me to be me, to appreciate the small things, not take things for granted (as well as how to keep walking uphill for 6 hours still smiling!).  It’s a place...

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