Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Instablog: Beautiful & Bruised Butterfly

Butterflies are usually a sign of change. We spotted this beautiful creature not far from the beach and we think he was trying to tell us Spring is coming. Unfortunately for him, it's not quite here yet.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

From Our Twitterverse: Sustainable Shopping Via The Flock


We've joined #TheFlock in #christchurch where #sutainability meets chic design. 
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The World's Most Liveable City is Melbourne (4th Year Running)

Image via cnn.com
CNN has reported that The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released it's annual survey on liveability. The list of cities has not changed since 2011 and Melbourne comes in first again for the fourth time. 

Click here for what factors go into making a city livable like culture, environment and infrastructure. Interesting to note that a huge decline has taken place this year in big European cities since the crisis in Ukraine. Also, Baghdad is not included in the survey.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Soapy Sunny Day

We neglect this blog. We admit it. Between the shopping and eating, the salvation of our real life gets lost. So after a few meetings of the minds, it has been decided that we will commit to daily bits of salvation. Coincidentally that's our Twitter handle: @bitsofsalvation so be sure to follow us there, too. Whether it's a photo, quote, current topic or rant, it'll be a daily thing that inspires us and we'll share it with you. Today it's the dawn of spring. The sun was out so the kids uncurled themselves from the winter couch and stepped outside. They chose to delve into soap concoctions and potions. Good old soap and water mixed with whatever nature has to offer was on the ingredient list. Half a dozen various reusable containers, spoons and a few tea towels made the creativity all happen. Fitting for a day that had seemingly been magically transformed from dark to light in a matter of hours. The children played and created with the sun above. Enough cannot be said for the powers of Vitamin D and these photos are proof positive that the sun rays energize the body, mind, and spirit.

A few tips...

Set a limit on soap. The fun can last for hours but there is not an endless supply.

Soap play can become a safety hazard with spilt bottles and containers. Have plenty of towels and always put soap lids back on.

This is definitely an outside activity. Enough said.

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