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Our Gift Guide for 2017

It’s that time of the year – Christmas is around the corner and we are looking for gifts for loved ones to let them know we think about them, that we know them intimately and that we care for them. If you are having trouble finding appropriate gifts, we have some suggestions! We have come up with a list of gifts that will enrich and fulfil, that do not tax the earth's resources too heavily, and that benefit others.  So here's our Gift Guide for 2017: Learning: how about a course to learn a new skill, like language, coding or sign language? Check out Skillshare or the University of Oxford Continuing Education Department for ...

Birthday Bash Bonanza

In September this year, Morley Jones turned 7, and his sister Ainsley, turned 10. Like many kids their age, they each threw a birthday party and their friends arrived bearing gifts. After a great day of birthday cake, games and laughter, they cleaned up all the wrapping paper and looked at what they got. There were five big sacks of rice, weighing a total of 1,250 kilograms (the same as a fat walrus). They also got 15 mosquito nets, 15 blankets, 6 pairs of shoes, 45 pairs of underwear, and enough soap, shampoo and toothpaste to last a few years. The 45 pairs of underwear will be divided up so that each child gets three pairs each. Neither ...