Slave free cake?

‘Tis the season. I love the build up to Christmas, now that it’s getting nearer – not in August, September and October. I like to get the house ready, the music, the films, the food and all of that. I love to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Let’s face it though, this season does induce…

All dressed up for justice

Dignity is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as ‘true worth’. To give people dignity is to acknowledge their worth and to have dignity is to know our own true worth. So many individuals are robbed of their dignity as they are bought and sold as products, trafficked in the sex trade, in forced labour, domestic…

In It to End It

Today, I join my voice with many for the End It Movement‘s Shine a Light on Slavery Day. I want to end it for all the upwards of 27 million people in slavery in the world today – more than in the whole of history, and it is the fastest growing criminal enterprise. Shockingly, only one percent of…

Refuse To Do Nothing

It comes every year and it comes quickly. January. The beginning of the year. Another year. Full of possibilities, full of potential, full of challenges, full of the unexpected and the mundane, full of joys and sorrows. And the first month is already almost done. In our house it coincides with Tim’s seasonal unemployment, absolute…

Some time out to bake…Kouign Amann

Yes, I skipped a week of The Great British Bake Off technical challenges. A real diva of a cake, ‘Prinsesstårta’, or ‘Swedish Princess cake’, proved beyond my budget for the week – too many ground almonds needed for the marzipan.  I may re-visit it at a later date when I have an occasion to bake for…

What do you have?

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 ESV) Justice and mercy. If you’ve been reading my posts over the past few days, you’ll know these are two words…

Warm, Safe and Fed

The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career. – CS Lewis Following on from my CS Lewis theme yesterday, I found the above quote that seemed a pretty cool one for Mothers’ Day, but I wondered where it was from in…

‘Bring back our girls’

Imagine finding out that your daughter or sister had been kidnapped and sold, and not just them alone, but all their friends, their whole class, their whole year, and their school set on fire, and then little help comes to try and find them. If this happened on that scale in the West, I expect every…

Under the Influence

The ‘Time 100 Most Influential’ caught my eye last week. Among the world leaders, politicians, religious leaders, movie, pop and sports stars, writers and scientists a couple of stories caught my attention. Withelma ‘T’ Ortiz Walker Pettigrew lived in foster care in the US for years and for 7 of those she was victimized by…