Archive for December, 2010

Lots of shop owners are having a hard time at the moment - not so much the gift shops that sell unique pieces, but the small local book shops, and stores that sell the same items that the department stores also stock. The big guys, who have lots of advantages, are undercutting them. Support your local shops and small businesses and buy from them! If they're more expensive than Amazon or the big ...

If there has ever been a mind that wandered so purposefully and productively, it was the mind of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, scholar and professor of Old and Middle English and writer of “high fantasy” stories and novels, such as The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. A story about Tolkien goes that, whilst marking exam papers, he was confronted with a ...

This beautiful and elegant ring is really 4 rings in one, all perfectly working together – hence its name! The Cooperation Charm Ring features a white freshwater pearl, a square faceted blue topaz, a smoky quartz and two little sterling silver charms (a love heart and lucky clover) set on 3 separate bands, with an additional 4th plain silver band ...

For the month of December, Blue Turtles is donating 3% of our sales proceeds to the Kesayang Ikang Papa Orphanage in Gianyar, Bali. So when you purchase a Blue Turtles product, you’re providing a gift for the children at Kesayan Ikang Papa too. Kesayan Ikang Papa caters to the needs of 60 mentally or physically challenged children, providing them with either a home, schooling or both.  The aim of Kesayang Ikang Papa is ...

In bowing to the great god science, we often lose sight of the fact that strength, positivity and hope are tools every bit as powerful and worthy of our attention. From beginning to end, the story of Gwen Hackett, a 73 year old from Frankston, Victoria, prompts us to peer a little closer at our own coping mechanisms, our standards of fortitude and the possibility of the apparently miraculous available to all of ...

Ammonite

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Dec

Between 65 million and 250 million years ago, the ammonites ruled the seas. These mollusks, which belonged to the class of cephalopods, were very abundant the world over, until they took their leave and slipped into extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period along with the dinosaurs. During their reign, however, they showed an amazing ability to adapt and evolve to ...

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