Monday, May 25, 2009

Earth....

So much to tell you after this weekend just passed.....a weekend dedicated to our beautiful earth in more than one way.....

This weekend in Malta we had the Earth Garden & Echo Fest for the third year running. Though been wanting to go, this was my first time and had some real great fun. It was well organised and very interesting. There were stalls with Maltese organic products, an ethnic market with nice stuff imported from third world countries, art exhibition and various music posts. The one I loved most was an area under the trees which was lit with Chinese lanterns...incredibly relaxing. Gregory slept peacefully most of that time snuggled in his sling and poking me with his small hand when he wanted food. My cousin Priscilla & her husband Joe joined us there for this night with a difference. It was also interesting seeing so many Maltese clearly enjoying it and dressed in hippy earthen wear.

After this warm,balmy night, we woke up to a hot shimmering day. Thank God there was a breeze so the heat wasn't suffocating. We spent most of the day with my parents on their field, checking the crops and relaxing in the shade with some wine and good old Maltese food. Gregory was so hot I undressed him completely and having a small basin at hand we dipped him in nice cold fresh water. He simply loved it and once he had cooled off, I just did a makeshift cloth nappy and he slept peacefully in the shade for 2 hours or so. We finished this grand day with a nice long walk in Mellieha with Priscilla, Joe & Chris-David's brother. It was a nice walk starting by the long Mellieha beach up through Foresta 2000 (a government initiative to re plant trees for a better environment) and passed the Red Tower. By the time we got back to where we had started, it was 1030 pm and Greg was still awake. He was carried in the carrier by his dad and uncle and loved seeing all the new places. He did sleep soundly in the car and continued so till 4 am (after which he wanted to play!!). It was great reconnecting with our earth appreciating its beauty and tranquility. I will soon post some pics on flickr so keep yourselves posted.

On a not so pleasant note however, I ask you to look at this sad video and tell everyone about it. Not only do we need to appreciate were we live but also contribute to give the same opportunities to so much more people.
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/1081/Chicken-a-la-Carte

I also invite you to donate on this website which is doing its best to help so many children. The website is a creation of my cousin. After travelling to various places around the world and seeing this video, they felt they should do something and the result was EarthClick. Your help is much appreciated by many people around the world.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Earth....

So much to tell you after this weekend just passed.....a weekend dedicated to our beautiful earth in more than one way.....

This weekend in Malta we had the Earth Garden & Echo Fest for the third year running. Though been wanting to go, this was my first time and had some real great fun. It was well organised and very interesting. There were stalls with Maltese organic products, an ethnic market with nice stuff imported from third world countries, art exhibition and various music posts. The one I loved most was an area under the trees which was lit with Chinese lanterns...incredibly relaxing. Gregory slept peacefully most of that time snuggled in his sling and poking me with his small hand when he wanted food. My cousin Priscilla & her husband Joe joined us there for this night with a difference. It was also interesting seeing so many Maltese clearly enjoying it and dressed in hippy earthen wear.

After this warm,balmy night, we woke up to a hot shimmering day. Thank God there was a breeze so the heat wasn't suffocating. We spent most of the day with my parents on their field, checking the crops and relaxing in the shade with some wine and good old Maltese food. Gregory was so hot I undressed him completely and having a small basin at hand we dipped him in nice cold fresh water. He simply loved it and once he had cooled off, I just did a makeshift cloth nappy and he slept peacefully in the shade for 2 hours or so. We finished this grand day with a nice long walk in Mellieha with Priscilla, Joe & Chris-David's brother. It was a nice walk starting by the long Mellieha beach up through Foresta 2000 (a government initiative to re plant trees for a better environment) and passed the Red Tower. By the time we got back to where we had started, it was 1030 pm and Greg was still awake. He was carried in the carrier by his dad and uncle and loved seeing all the new places. He did sleep soundly in the car and continued so till 4 am (after which he wanted to play!!). It was great reconnecting with our earth appreciating its beauty and tranquility. I will soon post some pics on flickr so keep yourselves posted.

On a not so pleasant note however, I ask you to look at this sad video and tell everyone about it. Not only do we need to appreciate were we live but also contribute to give the same opportunities to so much more people.
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/1081/Chicken-a-la-Carte

I also invite you to donate on this website which is doing its best to help so many children. The website is a creation of my cousin. After travelling to various places around the world and seeing this video, they felt they should do something and the result was EarthClick. Your help is much appreciated by many people around the world.

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