Am I flexible? Not in the Yogic bendy way. My Yoga postures are somewhat brick like. But, I like to think I am flexible in my approach to life. I shall think some more on that. But, I think so.
I have talked before about the lovely charity thread I belong to. Over the years I have made some lovely,lovely friends. Some I have been lucky enough to meet in person and some whose friendship seems just as real even if it is only cemented by words and deeds.
Last week Ginny was talking about a friend of hers who is travelling to Cambodia with her husband. They only take hand luggage for their personal needs and fill up their suitcases with as much humanitarian goods as they can muster. I have always wanted to go to Cambodia and usually see the most tranquil pictures of beautiful places.
It is easy with its emerging tourist industry to forget its turbulent and sad past. But there is much need in the country for the poor and disadvantaged.
If you want to read a little more have a look at the link above.
So I stopped in my monster tracks and had a little search. I searched my stash and searched in my boxes.
Whenever we are out and about I love to see street stalls. I can not resist them. Last year when we were in Newquay there was one in the Main Street in aid of the Lifeboats. You can not have spent a lifetime living by the sea and not support such a worthwhile charity .
And there on the stall were these lovely baby cardigans.
I snapped them up. A double whammy. Pennies given for the Lifeboats and cardigans to tuck away for when a call from the Charity Thread was made. So they have been tucked inside the parcel which is soon to make its way to Ginny and then on to Cambodia.
I made this little set ages ago and it has been patiently waiting for such a good cause.
And to finish the woolly gifts two crochet hats I made a while back.
Sewing needles are precious and useful.
Villages apparently have a central store where one Is given out at a time so some needles are tucked inside.
And two needle cases. Maybe for a special project. I really love making these and decorating them with ribbon.
And lastly a packet of plasters, light and easy to transport .
So, I have stopped in my tracks. The monsters have temporarily moved aside whilst I have collected these bits and pieces together.
I will send them with love and hope they make a tiny difference to someone in a place I have dreamed of visiting.
Love really is something if you give it away!