Monday, November 09, 2009

More good news! I have been awarded a loan by the Fredericks Foundation
to buy a needle felting machine!!! We will now be able to process all the waste cut offs from our insulation and make more!!! Of course this is a small machine, a mere 60 inches wide, but it will be brilliant! We can also make prefelts and very detailed fashion felt on this machine as it can process metre after metre in a continuous roll!....Wicked!

I also want to have a bit of a rant about homelessness......
Inspired by something that has happened locally......

There is a lovely family that are homeless....yes really....in 2009.....without water and sanitation....and with only basic cooking facilities....
A situation originally caused by circumstances involving domestic abuse, violence and debt...
A family who have picked themselves up, do not 'live off the state' but work hard in the casual work found across the west country, mostly horticultural seasonal work.
They are seen as theives, scroungers, mingers, which they most certainly not....by some and genuinely in need by others....yet no one will let them rent their available houses......in an area full of second homes and holiday lets....all standing empty whilst a small boy smiles and says....'I'm just a bit hungry'.......


3 comments:

Elizabeth M Rimmer said...

My gosh that's awful - and we kid ourselves this doesn't happen any more---

Mouse said...

What a shame that there is a beautiful, big house in Brittany just standing empty and lonely

Shani Phethean-Hubble said...

I was in a similar situation in 1982 with two small children, the youngest one six weeks old, I ended up in a telephone box. Everything ended up sorted out, but I had thought things might have changed by now... obviously not. Is there anything the wider community can do to assist this family - especially at this time of year?
hugs Shani