Chota

Chota

Thursday, 29 June 2017

{quotable thursdays}

Hello blogworld!
I'm swamped and barely getting through all that needs to get done. I feel like my blogposts are always about being too busy...and I hate that. But this year has been the busiest of my academic life and it doesn't look like it's going to slow down for another few weeks...
but I wanted to take a few seconds today to put up a quote that might inspire others who are feeling like they're drowning in work.
{*magic*}
....& so I keep going ahead.
tomorrow I'm giving a presentation to A-level teachers & students at Godolphin, which has amazing architecture...and then off to Masterpiece 2017. If you recall, I went a few years ago... I probably can't afford any of the works for sale, but it'll be fun to browse!
xo
L

Thursday, 8 June 2017

{quotable thursdays}

It's voting day here, and I've just come back from voting. There is something thrilling putting an x next to a party, knowing you've exercised your democratic right to have a voice. A voice determining  the future of the country you live in and what party you feel matches your values the best.
...and as a woman, I am reminded every time I vote of the many women and men who stood up for our gender to provide us with that right.
{use your vote}
As I walked to the polling station at a local school, I passed the beautiful almshouses of Leighton Buzzard, once placed there by the wealthy to help the poor and the needy.

{almshouses of leighton buzzard. for more pics and the yearly ritual attached to them, see my post on insta}

In the 17th century, when these were built, the poor had to rely on a select few wealthy people who were willing enough to offer some money for philanthropy. In 2017, my hopes are for a society who believes in a government who will protect the weak and the needy.
Whatever party you're voting for, make sure you use your democratic right--go out and vote!
L