Over the last few years, I have observed a significant change in my attitude to trust as I have become more comfortable reaching out to total strangers across the world. In the early days, the internet was a vast and intimidating ocean – an infinity of unknowns with very little known.
I used to be shy and retiring preferring to remain hidden and anonymous (Yes! Really!). I think that I was quite terrified about the potential Indiana Jones inspired traps into which I was sure to find myself plummeting. Whilst I knew that my soul was not going to be left in some oubliette never to be seen again, I was very aware that there was a serious lack of trust. Trust in the people I met. Trust in the systems. Trust in the technology. Trust in the authenticity. Trust that it was ever going to be good for me. And … did I trust myself?
Is it my imagination but are glass trophies and awards much more common place these days? To me it seems that the glass slab trophy or the cut glass bowls are very much the choice of today. Personally I don’t see why. The cut crystal has never really inspired me – it has to be stupendous to get my attention. And the glass slabs – really? To me they look like crystal tombstones and for me not that inspiring when it comes to celebrating an important achievement.
Visit this World Wildlife Fund main website – and check out this amazing challenge. People across the globe are making a pledge to turn off their lights and electrical appliances for an hour on Saturday 28th March at 8.30pm local time. All in the name of our planet earth. By doing this you are making a major statement about man doing what man should do to protect our world.
There has been a lot of publicity recently about the possible demise of morris dancing. Much of this has emphasised the "Englishness" of morris dancing. This is also mentioned in the fim "Morris; a life with bells on".
Being English may be a positive aspect in England, and possibly in the USA. But not always in Wales. I’ve been morris dancing in Wales for quite a few years and it is clear from comments that the perception of most spectators is that morris dancing is English.
If students are lucky they have dynamic teachers who are passionate about teaching fashion design in their high school. If the teachers are lucky they have enthusiastic students who inspire them to teach them all they can. Anyone wanting a career in fashion design has to make sure that they get the best out of the time that they are at high school, and anyone who is determined will leave with a comprehensive portfolio that will impress the best fashion colleges and launch them into an exciting career.