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In memory of family and friends who have lost the battle with cancer; and in support of the ones who continue to conquer it! Post this on your LJ if you know someone who has or had cancer. 93% won't copy and paste this. Will you?
As there has been no movement from either of the mods who countersigned the promise to hold a discussion by yesterday, and because I do not trust sharpiefan I set up stc_discussion and asked latin_cat if she would use it .  Those of you who have access to  showthecolours will have seen sharpie's response.

I have posted a response:

"The difficulty in the past has been that discussions have been terminated by the mods, as with sharpiefan's recent placing of the board on hiatus.

I (as stc_future) set up a discussion community where I promise not to terminate discussion, or to remove posting privileges from anyone who is a member of Show the Colours. I have created neutral ground, and I invited Latin to accept it."

I will be inviting all current and some previous members to join stc_discussion , if I know your lj.

If you are a member, and have not been invited by the end of today, please contact me, and I will ensure you have an invitation.  We can save the Board, but not if discussion is stifled.
A Merry Christmas to all.

I posted this earlier in the year, but I meant to repost it last night

Eddi"s ServiceCollapse )
Rudyard Kipling, of course...

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, trueriver.
A few photographs - since most of them were of clouds, magnificent scenery looking flat, and rain ....

For those interested in wet hillsCollapse )

Happy birthday!

Lacking any skills at photo manipulation, I can only wish latin_cat a very Happy Birthday, and a Splendid Year ahead.

Another day, another shuffle

Originally from Sharpiefan and now all over my friends' journals.... 

You can learn a lot about someone by the music they listen to. So here is the game! Hit shuffle on your ipod or mp3 player and write down the first 26 songs. No cheating or skipping songs that are shameful. That is the fun!


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From teh_elb 

01. Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper at their LiveJournal.
02. Explain in five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!
03. Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!

I saw this when I was on holiday, and didn't have access to my own computer, and I thought: I'll do that when I get back.

So here is my wallpaper:Dolomite valley

It's a picture I took last year, when we were staying in Cortina as part of our trip to Italy. We had gone out for a drive round the Austrian and Italian Dolomites, and it looked like a good road back to Cortina. It was beautiful, and we ignored the SatNav telling us to do a U-turn, but it turned out she was right, and the road ahead was closed to all but cyclists, walkers and an occasional bus. But the views were stunning, like this. It could be two centuries ago.

For teh_elb 
I know some of you on my friends' List already know about Kiva, a non-profit that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur across the globe - because that's how I heard about it. And a couple of months ago we decided to sign up, and chose two would-be borrowers... And yesterday we had our first repayments, which is filling me with joy, and the urge to lend it out again.

You choose who to lend to - whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia, or a tailor in Iraq - or, as we did, a sheep farmer and a man who sells sewing machines in Tajikstan - and as they repay their loan, you get your money back. It’s a powerful and sustainable way to empower someone right now to lift themselves out of poverty. And it is works, and is fun...

Take a look...