Travels, bomb cyclone, new store – VOIAJER, bees, gardening – Wow! No wonder I have not written a blog since September last year! Life really got the better of me in lots of ways – mostly good ways!
In June/July last year Naomi our youngest daughter wanted to open a store selling her cereal box jewellery and other fair trade products in her store called “VOIAJER” the phonetic spelling of the word “VOYAGER”.
For around 8-9 years Naomi and I and some others have been selling the beautiful jewellery crafted by her “Kado” girls, keeping them employed, building houses and looking after around 100 children through the profits.
Last year was time to develop it further. She now has a shop front where we are enabling support of more groups through sales and profits. It is very exciting but not without its challenges.
Between setting up the store, travelling back to Australia for business and family and cruising through the Panama Canal, then a very hectic Christmas time for VOIAJER; writing took a firm back seat! But now I am back on track and will be posting more regularly as winter keeps my life stationary.
We started our year with an incredibly cold “bomb cyclone” which caused blizzard conditions! We were snowed in for a few days but welcomed the rest! We didn’t even go out for our “bread and milk” – the crazy things people buy when they think they will be unable to get to the store for a few days!
Kids loved the snow days but are a bit bummed because now they have to make those days up – going to school on some public holidays!
These are some of our fun pictures from the bomb cyclone! Even the Chesapeake bay froze! So it was a refreshing, freezing, fun-filled few days!
So the year began slowly for us and we didn’t set goals or even wonder what the new year held. Eventually we did and I will start sharing some of those to encourage others to consider and plan their year – considering we are nearly into February already!
So the Silence of the Blog is broken and I am back!!!!
See you again soon!