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Angela came for coffee yesterday morning, and it was lovely to have a chat. Ian had an interview in Chester in the afternoon and he has another one today. I caught up with various bits and pieces I needed to do around the house and enough laundry sorting and ironing to stop the basket overflowing. Last night we went to a Tearfund prayer meeting, though information meeting would probably be a better title, because there was a lot of information sharing and not much prayer! There was an overview of the work they have done through 2005 including the tsunami and south east Asian earthquake, there was also a presentation about TB, which apparently kills about 1.7 million people every year, although it is completely curable, just because the drugs are too expensive, that's what Tearfund is trying to do, provide free drugs at clinics.

This morning I will be going to Coffee Plus, which I'm looking forward too, I'll try and catch up with Mum this afternoon though I still need to attack the laundry basket! Ther's no Pathies tonight because they are going on a trip to Wales tomorrow morning, so I think it will be a quiet night watching Morse.

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takahe
Feb. 3rd, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
Tearfund sounds good. I am always horrified at the enormity of diseases that could so easily be cured but aren't for lack of funds. Imagine if every top movie star gave their income for one movie to cure TB or hunger or build wells.
vivh
Feb. 3rd, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
Tearfund is good, they've been around a long while and they have done lots stuff with fair trade too. I've always felt strongly about the inequities between rich and poor, living in Vanuatu only strengthened those feelings, many people there had no electricity or running water, only a few clothes and barely adequate shelter. Yet if you talked to them they were content because they did have somewhere to live and did have enough food to eat. I thinked in developed countries we've fooled ourselves into thinking we need all sorts of things just to live, like cars, central heating, freezers, washing machines, televisions, computers etc, the list is endless. Not that I want every one to stop having all those things, just to remember that we don't actually need them to survive, and how very lucky we are to have them!
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