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Treasures and mementos

One of my children, now grown up, was given this collection of shells and seeds by a friend’s family from Playcentre.

They had contact with various scientists and were happy to gift us this array of treasures. The land snail shells are so colourful and inside each of these three are tiny classification details. Once upon a time they were part of a research study into creatures of my country.

The bright red and black seeds are a mystery to me.

With small children it was a time, back then, to examine and wonder, to observe the diversity of size and shape, to explore with very gentle touch and respect and to learn more about life on earth.

This small collection of treasures is important to me and one day I hope to share my enjoyment of them with my grandchildren.

Do you have such treasures tucked away?



I went to my monthly Coaches Network Meeting last week and heard Eva-Maria Salikhova present to us about social networking and business.  Eva-Maria is a young woman who has already written a book about parenting but from the point of view of a teenager.  Stunning stuff considering she was only 17 years old at the time.  Also stunning to find she is an international speaker, writing another book, and is a certified coach…..all at the age of 19 years.

I am currently reading her book and am finding it fascinating.  Her website is: www.youshutup.co.nz for more information.

Eva-Maria has a wisdom beyond her years and a generosity of spirit and respect for people that is so needed in the world.  An extraordinary woman.  Go well Eva-Maria!