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To C.S. Doig Esq., c/o Mrs Hart, 31 Victoria St., Blackpool (1911)...

Friday even. 21-4-11   Dear Sheff. My bird arrived home – 5.15. Tell your father I was sorry I could not get them to hear on ‘phone about the rug. 27 more words


What can we in the West learn from the developing world?

So I’m back in England after 10 weeks living and working in Bangladesh, and like most returned volunteers I’m a jumble of emotions. I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the running of the YMCA in which I was working, partly due to the apparent corruption and lack of charitable doings, so for that reason I am excited to have escaped before it got too much! 1,220 more words

Howdy Mr Fox

Charity shops the week before Christmas are traditionally sparse for goodies, New Year is the time when we can pounce and scoop up unwanted gifts. I struck lucky today, and found this foxy little darling. 41 more words


Embracing Change at the YMCA

DES MOINES, Iowa — Imagine if the place where you worked for over 50 years shut its doors.  That’s what happened to Marguerite Avant at the Des Moines Riverfront YMCA on Friday.  27 more words


YMCA Furthers Economic Prosperity In Downtown Flushing

In a country struggling to regain its economic prowess, Flushing, Queens, still stands “recession proof.”

Considered the most diverse urban area in the world, Flushing shows opportunity for economic development. 894 more words


Lollipop Lollipop Lol Lol Lollipop

On the way back from a lovely 2 day getaway to Caloundra with some of my in-laws (women and kids only), I decided to take my son to see Lollipop Land at Old Petrie Town. 203 more words


day sixty two - taught

The extent of my structured “this is how you swim” swimming lessons is a 25-aided badge (i.e., with a flotation device) when I was about four or five. 177 more words