Archive | 2011

Santa’s Magic Rubs Off

As a small child, I found the magic of Christmas palpable. I’d imagine what it would be like to visit Santa’s home and watch the elves making the toys. I’d try extra hard to be really good in the hope that I’d get something really nice at Christmas and my sister and I would sit […]

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Frankfurters, Gluhwein and Stollen

Sometimes I am reminded in the most unlikely of places of the importance of some of the projects which Lions undertake as proved to be the case when Eric and I along with some other Lions from our club visited the Birmingham “Frankfurt Christmas Market.” As somebody who really doesn’t like Christmas very much attending […]

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Social Media @ Autumn Forum

Today was 105M’s Autumn Forum. One of the workshops was about Membership, Leadership and Communication. It was the section on communication which I found the most useful. Social Media is how young people are increasingly communicating and delegates were being encouraged to utilise twitter, facebook, blogs and websites as part of their club’s communication strategy. […]

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Making Kindness Contagious

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money” – John Ruskin I sometimes think  there’s a flawed perception in our society that in order to make a difference  we have to do something really big, like solving world hunger, feeding the homeless or starting a charity. […]

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Click, Write, Scrapbook

“Scrapbooking isn’t about scraps of paper and photos. Scrapbooking is about scraps of life – yours and those special to you.” ~Rebecca Sower Today I want to encourage you to think differently about Scrapbooks and Scrapbooking. I am currently District Competitions Officer for 105M and part of my role is to promote and organise the […]

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Why I am a Lion – In a Word “Ubuntu”

Ubuntu….is about the essence of being human……It embraces hospitality, caring about others, being willing to go that extra mile for the sake of another As I look back over the last 18 months the thing that really jumps out at me is that the reasons why I became a Lion are quite different to the […]

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Delicious Day – Tale of District Changeover

These days my head is bursting at the seams with a million to-do-lists, a thousand littles worries, a hundred sleepless moments. So, those who know me will understand that the last place I wanted  to be on Sunday July 24th was a changeover where the sensory onslaught of a large number of people gathering together […]

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Many Hands Make Light Work

Eric has a family grave in the closed graveyard by St Mary & St Margaret Church in Castle Bromwich. The first time he and his Aunt took me to see it we spent ages searching for it without any success. The graveyard was so badly over grown and covered in brambles that it was virtually […]

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Scrapbooking – My Life as a Lion

Scrapbooking and gardening are two of my favourite passtimes, so how nice to be able to combine them with being a Lion. Both activities help me to work things out or sometimes to stop the process of trying to work things out and to relax. If I can also combine that with helping someone else, […]

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Lions Peace Poster Competition

I was browsing through youtube yesterday when I came across this video promoting the Lions Peace Poster Competition. I probably go around with my eyes closed, but I haven’t seen anything anywhere which makes Lions Clubs aware of the existence of this video which could be used to promote the competition in schools and youth […]

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