Here is my post on The project FaceBook page for those who not see it on there. Angela Thompson
Not only does this appeal bring in the love and respect for the memory of Grace and her family, but it is bringing awareness to so many people, it is showing the love for each other and support in so many ways, and here in Te Aroha under The Mountain of love the 'Love Grace Handbag Appeal' has begun and today, 22nd February is a time also called 'Thinking Day" for the Girl Guide movement, when we think not of ourselves but girls and boys all over the world, what better time for us all to be aware of others no matter what age and what culture and to be part of this 'on going appeal' not just a memorial but a chain of love. Photo of just a few of our Te Aroha people helping with our Handbag collection.
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,
Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).
In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.
We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.
Thank you to the person that left their bags (2) at our neighbors driveway.
Due to the restrictions they were NOT picked up by the collectors last Thursday.
Please go and dispose of them yourself!
of Rahu Road