Friday, February 27, 2009
We laughed at Stephen Taberner's, quirky humour and were enchanted by his double bass - Beatrice. (The girls have decided they too are now naming their instruments.)
We tapped our feet to the funky, jazz, bluesy, sounds of the Teskey Brothers
And finally, we closed eyes, swayed, danced the gumboot dance, clapped and swooned to the soulful passion, purity and sheer joy of these gorgeous human voices joined in harmony...
I had to smile as two more little voices rang out from the back seat all the way home...
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
20 bags and bottles arrive from SIGG (thank you Mal) for the children at Middle Kinglake PS who lost their whole school.
This family in particular really touched my heart this week. Two little girls from NSW, 6 and 8 who went through their own toys, that were obviously very much treasured, and chose to share them with other children in need - thank you so much for your beautiful parcel and pictures. I would like to share with you that they are going to a family of 6 who lost their home near Kinglake. I know the four year old girl and a six year old boy, will treasure them dearly. Lots of love and blessings to you for your thoughtfulness.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Honeybee Toys Montmorency stores has many customers with young children living in the bushfire effected areas of Kinglake, St Andrews and surrounding areas.
Our hearts go out to all our customers who have lost their homes, and especially those with young families. As a small gesture we would like to offer a Care Bag to all those families whose children have lost their much loved toys in the fires.
We have spoken to many of our toy suppliers today for their help in donating items, and we will post details here as goods arrive. YOU may be able to help too, by donating any of the following:
- A handmade felt animal or doll from your family
- By purchasing a toy from Honeybee to put in the bag (all toys sold for this purpose will be at sold at a special discount - we will make NO PROFIT from this venture)
- A book (on good condition) from your families bookshelf that you don't need anymore
Honeybee Toys will also personally donate a toy to every family in need. A note will be included in the bag to let families know that the items have been donated by local families and businesses.
We hope to have our first Care Bags available for pick up from our Montmorency store by Saturday 14th February. We will be contacting local schools and kinders in the effected areas to let them know about the appeal and how they can pick up their bag. If you know of families effected by the fires please spread the word.
You can deliver your handmade items or purchase toys at either of our stores:
10 Were St, Montmorency 9434 1003
264 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern 9500 8632
If you have a blog or want to email people about Honeybee Toys Care Bags please link to us here: http://honeybee-blog.blogspot.com/
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
Santa bought Tara this beautiful book for Christmas which we are just reading today. I think it must have reminded Santa of someone he knew. Devoted sisters and forever friends, Snow White and Rose Red are as lovely and sweet as the delicate flowers that inspired their names. Reminds me of two other devoted sisters and friends that I know - Tara Lily and Erin Rose perhaps!!! Well, they do fight sometimes, but you can fight best with those you love - because they love you no matter what!
People sometimes comment that they worry that fairytales are far too violent for children. I think this is a real shame as fairytales are really a rich portrayal of the inner life of the human being - when a child listens to a fairytale the darker characters become ways to work out the darker aspects of their own life - their fears, their feelings or difficulties that they have no control over. Fairytales can be incredibly healing. Some very good articles are available on this blog: http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/rrtransf.html