Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Catherine Bolt is working so hard to do just that. To provide Children with a place that they can call home, something that we all deserve - and that is just the tip of the iceberg!
I am moved beyond words at the outstanding commitment that Cate and her family have put towards this project and to help in my little way we have added the Project 18 Contribution widget to our blogpost.... please donate if you can - a little bit goes a long way.
You can also read more about Cate's project here: http://catherinebolt.com/
The Cackleberry Kids xx
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
We have been crazy busy with finalising the release of our latest collection KIAMBU for this coming Spring/Summer season
Our production facility is also an accredited "No Sweat Shop Label" manufacturer, which is another aspect of this new collection that we are very proud of.
Enjoy your weekend xx
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Cate needs our help 1000 fans for Charity Status on facebook. Can you please help? Project 18 is raising money to build an orphanage in Indonesia. The world needs more people like Cate - help her help others!
Catherine Bolt is a writer, photographer, humanitarian, conservationist, small business owner & mother of 9. She recently walked away from a successful business & luxury lifestyle to dedicate the rest of her life to building an orphanage & wildlife refuge in Indonesia. We are now registered as an incorporated association, under the name Project 18 Inc.The purpose of this group is to assist, promote, spread the word to like-minded individuals.
About the Indonesian Orphanage/Wildlife Refuge Project
"We love children, and we raise our children to love and respect the earth. I’m passionate about children and it pains me to see children suffering in any way. For those of you with children under 5, or even older, try this simple visualisation exercise for a moment:
Imagine taking your child into a crowded street at dusk, walking away from them and never going back. Imagine the fear in that child when they realise you’re gone. Imagine them wandering scared and hungry through the streets…imagine their life now, day after day.
If you can do this exercise without tears, then you are stronger than me, but for 1.8 million children in Indonesia, this is reality. Every night 1.8 million children in Indonesia sleep homeless. For most of us that number is unfathomable.
Over 50% of Indonesians survive on less than $2US per day. Of the 500,000 children in Indonesian orphanages today, almost 90% still have a living parent. They just simply cannot afford to feed them and out of desperation, many of these children are dumped in hope that someone more fortunate may be able to give them a better life.
Well, I am someone more fortunate and while my family is not wealthy, by any means, we plan to make a difference. My husband and I are both self employed, we have 9 children and we live, like many people, week-to-week. In a country like Indonesia where so many people are so very poor, a lot can be achieved with less money than one might expect. We are ordinary people, living an ordinary life – we are no different to you.
I don’t expect everyone to give up everything. I don’t expect everyone to build an orphanage. But EVERYONE can do something. Whether you donate to our project, or one of the dozens of other aid agencies, whether you just extend the hand of friendship to a colleague or stranger or whether you just take a “man in the mirror” moment and be the change that you want to see in the world. EVERYONE has the power to make some change in the world."
I feel very fortunate to have met Cate. I cried when I read this and I cried when I told my husband about Cate's cause.. I know that not everyone can donate/contribute money, however we can all help by supporting and passing on Cate's story... everyone has the power to make a difference and I am one who is inspired by Cate, please if nothing else read Cate's blog and join her facebook Group.... Every little bit does help!
Cate's contact details:
The Cackleberry Kids xx
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Adorable, whimsical and imagination-sparking Natural cottons and linens Fabulous prints, modern colours & practical designs
Mee a Bee bags are made in limited quantities or even one of a kind. Would you like to have a special bag designed for your little one?
Monday, September 7, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Am so happy that today is the first day of Spring..... move on out Winter Chills and bring in the lovely warm Spring air filled with the smell of new flowers and new growth.
Canberra is so pretty in Spring, especially when Floriade is on.... flowers everywhere and an atmosphere of relaxation and fun.
Picnics, long lazy lunches, walks around the lake and lots of playing outside at the park..... Yah!!
Enjoy your first day of Spring xx