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It is the Little Things….

I do this for a reason. I want you to donate to a children’s charity and write to me. Please see the About Lesley page or read the instructions at the end of this post…..

I haven’t been here for a while. I should perhaps apologise but can only say that I lost my words for a while. Hard to lose your words, you know you should be writing but the letters will only float about in your head, they won’t come together to make anything coherent. Feeling like that I thought it best to be quiet, I write enough nonsense to know when to leave well alone.

But now it is the New Year, all hail 2013. I am feeling better, more refreshed and ready for what is out there. Have you made your resolutions? I have done the usual healthy eating promise to myself. You know the one don’t you? Eat less, move more is the mantra:) I have my low-fat dinner prepared and am enjoying the new exercise regime. When you get to my age walking isn’t enough, you need to get a bit more vigour into your life and so it’s me and Davina. I don’t plug on here but promise that the new Davina workout is good and I am enjoying it even if my stomach muscles are off sobbing in the corner.

Beyond that, what do I want from 2013? World Peace? Unfortunately, I think chances of that are slim. While we have people who know they are right and everyone else is wrong then compromise will never be part of the picture. Watching the news about my own country proves that to be so. (I am considering a blog about what we are going through at the minute but it will take time and effort so will be one you have to wait for, at least for now).

So, should we have an end to hunger? Please Sir, let them have more? Another one on my big list. Alas, again I think we aren’t going to solve this one in 2013. And again, doesn’t it come down to mankind? Politics, power, greed drives so much pain in this world and my feeling is that curing this will cure hunger, disease and poverty. Pity the big pharmaceuticals can’t make a pill to cure that.

What then are we left with? We are left looking at ourselves in the mirror. Take a long hard look folks. Are you happy with what you see? I’ll wager we all struggle with that long hard look, I know I do. How do we make ourselves feel better? I think it is simple. Do something that isn’t for you. Do something to make someone else smile or their life just a little better. I have read reviews of the new book by Lucy Mangan and how she worked through 2012 by doing one good deed a day. Lovely idea and a great book so why don’t we all take a leaf from Lucy’s book. Stick a pound in a collection box, visit an elderly neighbour, volunteer. These can all be done with only a little of your time or money. Perhaps that is what we should all aim for this 2013. Do the little things and hopefully they will start to impact the big…..

I close, as always, with this:-

  • Please donate to a valid children’s charity of your choice.
  • Visit this blog and comment about your donation. Please also tell me what you wanted to be when you were 8. I still want to collect those tales and hope that some child will read about your words and deeds and want to do the same when they are older.

I will:-

  • Add your donation to the Totals page on this blog, totals are updated weekly.
  • I will also write some words about the current donations and the charity
  • Store all comments so that everyone can read them.

Thank you for reading,

Lesley

January 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

Should I? Shouldn’t I?

I do this for a reason. I want you to donate to a children’s charity and write to me. Please see the About Lesley page or read the instructions at the end of this post…..

I am in a quandary. I have been mulling a long time about writing something more substantial. I could say time and energy are against me with a demanding but satisfying job and a busy life. However, there are words in my head and I want to try and get them on paper/keyboard.

I did start writing a children’s story a while back and showed a few chapters on the blog – Chapter One, Chapter Two and Chapter Three. I know what I want to write and I know the Chapters I added into the blog need work. I have started on this but we are in the early stages.

The question is what to do? Approach a publisher? I know that most publishers are very risk-averse these days, book sales are dropping and new writers are finding it harder than ever to be signed up. This naturally brings me to the dreaded phrase in social media – self publishing 🙂

I don’t want to be the scourge of social media *weeps quietly* but I do have a inkling how this could be a good thing. If I go for self-publishing then I can make sure that at least 50% of any profits go to children’s charities. When I consider how much time I spend nagging folk to donate to charity then isn’t it time I put my money where my words are? Yes, I donate regularly, both monthly and by never passing a collection box, sponsoring etc. However, if I can raise money with my words then I am putting myself out there.

I will still blog, will still nag you all but there will be time spent on putting this book together and seeing where I go. Even if I only raise a few pounds then at least I have tried. I will use Facebook, Twitter, even Linkedin and Google+ to publicise and we will see where we go.

Why post about this today? Simples. I work better when I give myself a deadline. If I say out here that I am going to write then the pressure is on and a little self-imposed stress can be good for one:) I will update periodically on progress but my initial deadline to me if to have it completed by next summer. Research is needed as well as re-writes and more chapters so this should be enough time to spend my weekends on this. Wish me luck folks, I most definitely need it.

Think of me looking like this!

I close, as always, with this:-

  • Please donate to a valid children’s charity of your choice.
  • Visit this blog and comment about your donation. Please also tell me what you wanted to be when you were 8. I still want to collect those tales and hope that some child will read about your words and deeds and want to do the same when they are older.

I will:-

  • Add your donation to the Totals page on this blog, totals are updated weekly.
  • I will also write some words about the current donations and the charity
  • Store all comments so that everyone can read them.

Thank you for reading,

Lesley

October 26, 2012 at 9:56 am 2 comments

All Change? Not quite….

I do this for a reason. I want you to donate to a children’s charity and write to me. Please see the About Lesley page or read the instructions at the end of this post…..

I am sitting in my kitchen and have my guilty secret, Homes Under the Hammer, playing in the background. Today I start a new phase of my working life. I will  be working from home and to US hours. This is something I have requested and planned for, it will give me daytime hours when I can assist some of my family. People have had mixed reactions to this plan. Some think I am bonkers, some are worried that I will have too much on my plate, some think it is a good thing. One statement has been oft-repeated – ‘I couldn’t do that, I wouldn’t have the discipline’.Discipline is not what worries me, I have sporadically worked from home in past roles and am able to focus on work. I don’t even worry very much about the solitary nature of this change; I will go into the office often enough to keep contact. Added to that I work for a US company so my contact with my American colleagues will not change.

I am a happy bunny as I sit mulling over the changes. I am grateful to my Company for allowing me to make this change, I now need to plan my days to make the most of them. This means Lesley makes a list and on that list I have so far:-

  • Seeing family members and providing support as best I can
  • Getting my sporadic exercise plan into an ordered shape
  • Blogging (naturally)
  • A tidier house – (my inner voice is saying ‘Dream on Les’)
  • Volunteering at a local school once a week on a reading programme; I have my training for this initiative later this week. I also have to go through all the normal approvals which will take a few weeks but I am happy that I now have a chance to do this.

The last item is something I have been considering for some time. I can see how my writing a blog now and then could come across as do as I say, not as I do. I don’t like the thought of being preachy, that I hope is not what you read here. I have always been interested in this particular programme and I think I now have the opportunity to do something about it. This makes me smile…

I close, as always, with this:-

  • Please donate to a valid children’s charity of your choice.
  • Visit this blog and comment about your donation. Please also tell me what you wanted to be when you were 8. I still want to collect those tales and hope that some child will read about your words and deeds and want to do the same when they are older.

I will:-

  • Add your donation to the Totals page on this blog, totals are updated weekly.
  • I will also write some words about the current donations and the charity
  • Store all comments so that everyone can read them.

Thank you for reading.

Lesley

May 8, 2012 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

The Sense of an Ending – A Piece of Perfection…..

I do this for a reason. I want you to donate to a children’s charity and write to me. Please see the About Lesley page or read the instructions at the end of this post……

This is not a book review, it is about the thoughts a book prompted in me. That book is ‘The Sense of an Ending’ by Julian Barnes. Fair to say I am not the only person who found this book to be a pure delight, it was the Man Booker Prize winner of 2011. The title is not misleading, there are no cut and dried answers with this novel. I will not disclose the plot, will say only that the book made me smile, sigh and think. One passage in particular touched me, I share it here.

‘But time . . . how time first grounds us and then confounds us. We thought we were being mature when we were only being safe. We imagined we were being responsible but were only being cowardly. What we called realism turned out to be a way of avoiding things rather than facing them. Time . . . give us enough time and our best-supported decisions will seem wobbly, our certainties whimsical.’

Brilliant words, I am sure we have all thought them in one form or another through our lives. Didn’t we all think we knew it all when we were eighteen? I considered myself wise beyond my years I am ashamed to say:) That is not to say that all my opinions have changed, I still believe that the answer to poverty is for people and Governments to work together. I still believe that mankind has it within him and her to do great good but too often it is easier to blink away the bad things and dwell only on the good. This may get you through the day but if we focus only on the good the bad will gain ground.

I wonder how much I have changed in the intervening years. I could flatter myself and say I am less self-obsessed but that is part of every human, it is how we process thoughts and outwardly display them that changes. I know my life needs affection and laughter, I think aging makes one very conscious of the need for support. When young we need that support to endorse our ‘rightness’, aging helps us understand that flexibility and compromise are not the enemy.

Words continue to be a constant for me, I have always read and it would be a hardship for me if I couldn’t. When I need to escape I find comfort in books, they take me elsewhere. I know the manners of Jane Austen, the wit of Philip Roth and John Irving, the history of Victor Hugo, the atmosphere of James Lee Burke. I am a reader of many books and many writers, I love to be surprised by words, it does me good to have my beliefs challenged so that I can ensure that my core has some substance, that I am not mere fluff and nonsense. Reading and conversation have helped form me from a smartass teen to, I hope, a grounded adult. I thank my lucky stars that my childhood ambition was not to be ‘famous’ as it is for so many young people today. What does that mean? Fame? Who wants public visibility for the sake of it? At eighteen I wnated to make a difference but wasn’t sure how. Today I still want to make a difference. This blog may help me do that, I am not always sure but will keep putting my words out there, this is the way I have chosen.

Would I change the decisions I made at eighteen? Some of them certainly. Does that mean I regret my decisions? I may wonder about them sometimes but they were and are my choices. Regrets will not change the here and now, actions do. So no, I do not regret but will use my memories to help me move along.

My thanks to Julian Barnes for such a novel, I hope you get to enjoy it as much as I did…..

Courtesy of Julian Barnes website - http://www.julianbarnes.com

I close, as always, with this:-

  • Please donate to a valid children’s charity of your choice.
  • Visit this blog and comment about your donation. Please also tell me what you wanted to be when you were 8. I still want to collect those tales and hope that some child will read about your words and deeds and want to do the same when they are older.

I will:-

  • Add your donation to the Totals page on this blog, totals are updated weekly.
  • I will also write some words about the current donations and the charity
  • Store all comments so that everyone can read them.

Thank you for reading.

Lesley

April 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Bile, Invective, Vitriol.

I do this for a reason. I want you to donate to a children’s charity and write to me. Please see the About Lesley page and read the instructions at the end of this post…..

I  have been reading random blogs over the last couple of weeks. Most of them have been educational, people wanting to share their knowledge on cooking, knitting, books, films, any topic of interest. I also read many funny posts, there are so many smart and witty people out there. Then I moved to more ‘opinionated’ posts and they have a different nature altogether…..

The thing about bloggers is that they have no filter except themselves. No sub-editor will check the words to ensure that there is nothing libellous or offensive therein. The words are written, they may be proof-read by the writer. Then they are sent out there, one person’s opinion into that cyber-void.

This is a good thing and a bad thing. The good? Blogging is a personal thing, it is one person sending their opinions and knowledge out there for all to see. It encourages people to be creative, develop their writing skills and share something with all those who choose to read. The bad? It is one person’s opinion without check. If an individual chooses to lie they can. I don’t suggest for a second that many bloggers do this; I think most people who choose words as their medium are very consious of the joys and danger of doing this. However, everyone’s perspective is different. They say that six witnesses to a crime can provide six different descriptions of a suspect. Isn’t it just the same with opinion? Two people will see a situation in very different ways. I think we only need look at the reactions of politicians to, for instance, the cost of education, to understand that is possible. Just read the comments sections of some of the popular political blogs and this will be perfectly illustrated.

This is the way of the virtual world and I accept that. We can’t plunge into the water and not expect some sharks to circle. What concerns me is how easily it can turn, how it can become personal. I have written before about the power of words; I am fascinated by the skill of those who can put words together to capture our interest and even our hearts. What I don’t enjoy is the attack-blog as I tend to think of them. They can come from a need to defend against words already out there from another individual. I understand the need to defend one’s position and portray a balance, this is only fair isn’t it? Yes ‘but’ is my answer. The style becomes crucial when taking this action. Surely words are more effective when calmly and factually put? Reason will persuade more than rant I think. When bloggers react to the emotional words of one person with more emotional words it will easily spiral into tit-for-tat. I don’t think that is how most bloggers want to see themselves. Bloggers write because they want readers, fact. For me this means there is an inherent responsibility associated with blogging. If you blog you want to influence, isn’t it your responsibility to make sure this influence is used in a benign way? Persuade by all means but persuade truthfully and without attack on those who don’t share your opinion.

I am not saying that blogs should be cold and emotionless, that would make the blogsphere a very dull and uninteresting place. I want to see love and anger coming out from the words I read. I love getting goosebumps from reading words that come from the heart, this makes me smile. What I will never enjoy is the name-calling and singular perspective that one person is always right and another wrong, the world is shades of grey…….

I close, as always, with this:-
  • Please donate to a valid children’s charity of your choice.
  • Visit this blog and comment about your donation. Please also tell me what you wanted to be when you were 8. I still want to collect those tales and hope that some child will read about your words and deeds and want to do the same when they are older.

I will:-

  • Add your donation to the Totals page on this blog, totals are updated weekly.
  • I will also write some words about the current donations and the charity
  • Store all comments so that everyone can read them.

Thank you for reading.

Lesley

February 5, 2012 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

Where Does the Money Go?

You know why I do this. If you don’t please read the About Lesley Page….

As the purpose of this blog is to (gently?) coerce any readers into donating to a childrens charity I thought I would do a little research on how your donations can be spent. I have focused on three of the big hitters, Unicef, Save the Children and Oxfam. I am, like everyone, conscious of the cost-cutting measures being introduced by global Governments. These make it harder for people to look beyond their own family. I understand this; those who rely on us still need our love and financial support. However, even if it is pennies and cents shouldn’t we be looking to help a few others?

I was also interested in the value-for-money element from the charities. They are all open about their accounts and how they try to use funding for best effect. We have all heard the stories of organisations (I will not call them charities) whose ‘overheads’ mean that only a small percentage of monies raised will go to a good cause. When we give away our hard-earned income we expect it to have the biggest impact possible. Therefore, a quick summary below how my big three for today will allocate your money. Please note that this is done as best I can from internet research on the charities and my apologies to them if any details aren’t completely accurate:-

Unicef – Does anyone assume Unicef get funds from the UN? They don’t you know. All their funds come from their own fundraising efforts, be they donations, working with corporations or the sales of their cards and gifts. They raised over £60 million in 2009, a significant amount. About 22% of this will go to raising more money, spending to accumulate for future years. In total about 76% of the income raised will go to their causes. This means 4% goes to keeping the organisation going, I think this shows tight financial management considering their size and the scope of the work they do.

Oxfam – From my research the total raised by Oxfam in the last year was over £300 million. A huge amount of money but there is a huge amount of good that needs to be done. This money comes from individual and organisational donations plus some Government funding. They will use 7% of the funds to generate more income, 10% on running costs and governance with 83% spent directly on emergency, development and campaigning efforts. A lot of money but a lot of projects, I do like their option to donate to specific projects with a targeted amount to be raised.

Save the Children – In 2010 Save the Children UK had fundraising totals of just over £290 million. This came from a variety of sources, individual and corporate donations, business partnerships, Government funding for example. Future fundraising and investments uses 7% of the monies raised, retail and governance/property uses 4 % and 89% is spent on charitable activities, including 41% on one area, hunger.

Looking at the figures above I see 3 major organisations trying to do good and trying to do that good in a financially responsible manner. They use revenue to generate more revenue and keep overheads to a percentage minimum. They are open with their financial reporting but use their websites to focus on their main aims. I add some extracts from their mission statements below. I think they are worth stating, worth the little time it will take you to read them:-

Unicef – UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children’s rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children. UNICEF insists that the survival, protection and development of children are universal development imperatives that are integral to human progress.

Oxfam– Oxfam International is an international group of independent non-governmental organizations dedicated to fighting poverty and related injustice around the world. The Oxfams work together internationally to achieve greater impact by their collective efforts. Oxfam believes that Poverty and powerlessness are avoidable and can be eliminated by human action and political will. Basic human needs and rights can be met. These include the rights to a sustainable livelihood, and the rights and capacities to participate in societies and make positive changes to people’s lives. Inequalities can be significantly reduced both between rich and poor nations and within nations.Peace and substantial arms reduction are essential conditions for development.

Save the Children – Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

You may read the words above and think they are high-fallutin? Perhaps you think them over-worthy or too optimistic? Then please read some of the other facts I was able to pick up from the websites, here are facts to be aware of:-

  • 22,000 children under 5 die every day. Every day.
  • One child dies every 3 seconds largely from preventable diseases that could be combated by the availability of basic health care.
  • A billion people go to bed hungry every day
  • Worldwide in 2009, there were an estimated 16.6 million children who had lost one or both parents to AIDS
  • Thousands of the world’s poorest people are losing their homes and livelihoods as a result of a new wave of land deals, including 22,500 people in Uganda who lost their homes because of a timber company.

I could add many more words, many more horrible facts to this blog but I hope these will be enough to make you think and even act?

I close with this:-

  • Donate to a valid children’s charity of your choice.
  • Visit this blog and comment about your donation. Please also tell me what you wanted to be when you were 8. I still want to collect those tales and hope that some child will read about your words and deeds and want to do the same when they are old enough.

I will:-

  • Add your donation to the Totals page on this blog, totals are updated weekly.
  • I will also write some words about the current donations and the charity
  • Store all comments so that everyone can read them.

Thank you for reading.

Lesley

October 10, 2011 at 10:24 pm 2 comments

My Home…

I blog to get people to donate to kid’s charities. I don’t want money, I want you to donate direct to a children’s charity then write to me by commenting on the blog. Please read the ‘About Lesley’ section of the blog to find out why I do this; the Comments and Running Totals pages to see how far we have come….

I wanted to post about my home, Northern Ireland; also known as Norn Iron. Just say that quickly and you have the beginnings of the accent. Alternatively, Jennifer Sanders is the key, when she does Norn Iron it is done right…

Back to the topic. Many things have been written about my home country and we all know there are reasons for this. We have taken the headlines for the worst of reasons over the years. I grew up through these headlines and confess many of my generation developed a strange ‘skin’ that eventually covered many of the shocked emotions that should arise from sudden and random violence. When the water-cooler conversation in an office starts with ‘The Europa was bombed again last night’ and follows with ‘Ah, they’ll be open again in a week’, you can tell that people have developed a certain sad immunity. Don’t get me wrong, when people were hurt and killed we were still shocked and saddened but life still had to go on with some normality. We went to work and lived our lives, what choice was there?

Then, in the late 90s we saw a change. There were ‘dialogues’, the word and actions were given gravitas and allowed small kernels of hope to build in my country. This culminated in the Good Friday Agreement of May 1998 where we began the process of bringing peace. Some thought this the end of the peace discussions, for myself I consider it the start, especially when we still had horrific events like the Omagh bombing that brought turmoil back. This was a blow to our hope, not the only one, we also saw riots on the infamous Garvaghy Road and the deaths of 3 young children when their house was petrol-bombed; all this added to the tension of these times. I have picked events here to reflect the actions of ‘both sides’ as I want everyone to understand that no-one was blameless at this time; I for one never forget that atrocities were committed byall  the violent factions.

However, these events were also pivotal in that the levels of disgust amongst the general population prompted the strongest desire for peace to build up; this momentum has allowed us to develop a more normal society where the disagreements are generally resolved via political discussion. We are not yet fully there, the last couple of years have seen awful events from those who believe that violence is the only way to fulfill their aims. What upsets me most about this is that my children have been sheltered from the news that I grew up with and their horror is all the more shocking to me. My happiness with our new and peaceful society was heightened by the fact that my children would have a different experience to mine, I still hope for that and will continue to support all those who will stop those who think violence is an answer. Violence is not the answer, I know this. Please bear in mind that my blog is my opinion and viewpoint on our history and current situation but I believe that my opinion reflects the hopes and desires of most of my countrymen.

So, why should we love Northern Ireland, why do I love Northern Ireland? I did one of my occasional twitter-polls to get some feedback from both locals and those who have visited this lovely place. I have included a few selections below:-

  • From the lovely piglet who has relatives here – Beautiful windswept beaches and fresh, bracing sea air.
  • From Jane, a visitor on the #Twelfast tweetup! Because the people are so wonderful and full of spirit and Belfast is a wonderful city to visit!
  • From Jacques – I love the accent on a lady, a lilting song. (This was a quote that was always going to be included!).
  • From Mel – People in Norn Iron are lovely and the scenery is pretty. Plus I experienced snow on a blue-sky day! My hosts said it was Irish snow.
  • From Andrew – I have never been but the people are pretty amazing if the ones I know are anything to go by. Andrew has great taste, needless to say….
  • From Iain – When we all arrived for #Twelfast, everyone from the taxi driver to folk in the bars was friendly and great fun. Loved it.
  • From the Fat Councillor – Belfast, food, the people. Epic place.
  • From Neill –Belfast #tweetup was the best weekend jolly ..EVER. everyone we met was a gem
  • From Elizabeth – Norn Iron folks are the most welcoming friendly people you will ever meet

So, my twitter-poll shows the loveliness. As for me, there are so many reasons I love this place and I will give you a few of my own:-

  • Bread! I am a carb girl and our choice of bread is rather spectacular. There aren’t many places where you get to choose between a Pan loaf, a Plain loaf, Veda, Wheaten Bread, Soda Bread, Potato Bread. Honest, these are all options in any corner shop.
  • Covered above but worth a mention are potatoes. They provide me with two things of loveliness, Tayto crisps, not only are the Cheese ‘n’ Onion scrummy but the rest of their flavours ain’t half bad. The other thing is champ. Champ is a local dish made with mashed potato into which you add milk, butter and scallions. Scallions are what many of you call spring onions but they are scallions to us. Try it, warm the milk, butter and scallions slowly and then add to smooth mash, you will find out what I mean
  • The people. There are so many things I could say about the people but I will keep it short. They are kind, warm, funny, bonkers and love to have a good time. Part of their good time is making sure others have a good time too. I know most of you will say this is true of your home too, I am sure this is the case but I like to state it for us.
  • The words. We have a wild and wonderful vocabulary that is descriptive and quite mad. A normal greeting will be ‘Bout ye’, the shortform of ‘What About Ye’, meaning ‘How are you?’. Then there are the hallions. Hallions is not a term of endearment, a hallion is someone who has irked you. However, I have one personal favourite that my poor father used a lot as his many children were growing up. When Dad said, ‘You are as lazy as shugh water’ you knew you were in trouble, you hadn’t done your chores. Then my mother would ask why we were standing there with our two arms the one length, you knew more chores were on their way.
  • The beauty. Northern Ireland is full of breath-taking scenery everywhere you go. All that rain we get does mean it stays green and lush but there is wild beauty in the coastal regions and mountains. If you want a look please check out the ‘Discover Northern Ireland’ website, just google and you will see.
  • A certain mad genius. Northern Ireland has produced it’s fair share of famous people but some have had a sad something which means that their genius becomes overshadowed by their weaknesses. The two best examples are George Best and Alex Hurricane Higgins, both amazing talents where the talent was lost to alcohol.
  • It is my home. We may be a slightly peculiar people living in our little bubble of Norn Iron but we are proud and happy to live here. The fact that so many of us stay or leave and return shows the hold it has over our hearts……

So, there we are, a little slice of Norn Iron, I hope you like it and remember, try the crisps!

I close with my normal request to you:-

  • Donate to a valid children’s charity of your choice. It is easy to do – online, collection boxes, Give as You Earn. Any amount is important and I am delighted for one pound, dollar, euro, yen to reach a charity. Donate a present to a family or child that will not have the holiday season that you might expect and plan for.
  • Visit this blog and comment anywhere with the charity, amount including currency and please also tell me what you wanted to be when you were 8. I love the stories of childish ambitions.

I will then:-

  • Add your donation to the Totals page on this blog, totals are updated weekly.
  • I will also write some words about the current donations and the charity
  • All comments will be stored on the comments page so that you can see what charities people are interested in and also what a variety of 8-year-old ambitions we have already. I am looking forward to way more surprises from you all.

The steps are simple. Again, if you like the idea please tell others so that they will come and tell me their stories.

Take care of you and yours.

Lesley

May 4, 2011 at 11:18 pm 2 comments

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