"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Friday, November 26, 2004

A pig for Christmas?

Keith found this site recently. It is run by the charity World Vision and is a site to consider if you are tired of all the money that is wasted at Christmas buying presents because it's expected for people who have everything anyway. It's also an excellent concept if you and the people you are buying for would like to take the opportunity to give to those in the developing world who otherwise can only dream of many of the basic things in life that the rest of us take for granted. The idea is that you choose something from the list to buy on behalf on someone you would normally be buying a present for. You can choose and fill in an online card which will be sent to that person telling them what you have bought on their behalf and how it will benefit the recipient. There is a range of things to choose from - pigs for £37, water filtration sets to provide clean drinking water to name but two. I think Keith might be having the pig as he has told me I can't give a sheep to a Welshman! (Don't go there!)
Check it out - it's good!


gemmak said...

What a brliiant idea......I'm not sure I know anyone who would appreciate it but I could perhaps buy myself a pig for Xmas. :o)

Jennyta said...

Sounds good! After all you have that big field to keep it in!

Michelle said...

Sounds great, i dunno jen, i am so skeptical about these things. Do they really get it??? I wonder.

Shooting Parrots said...

Great idea! I'm about to order three chickens.

Jennyta said...

It is a recognised charity so I suppose they do get it. Oxfam do a similar scheme in conjunction with FairTrade.


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