Monday, June 02, 2008

Helping victims of xenophobia in South Africa & my menu plan for the week

Hi everyone

It's a beautiful winter's day in Joburg - ice-cold but sunny!

I can't help thinking about the victims of the xenophobic violence in South Africa - homeless or staying in tents with almost no clothes or blankets. My heart just bleeds for them.

I have a gardener working for me who is one of those victims - last Monday when he was there I gave him some towels and Dion gave some clothes. I now have had some more time to think and I've put some more stuff together for him, including some toiletries, jackets, etc.

For South Africans who read this blog
This is a GREAT time to declutter.

I always find that when there's someone in need, it's a lot easier to get rid of things. Remember to ask yourself, "who can use this today?" instead of saying "I might need this someday".

**This morning on Radio 702, they were asking the public in particular for clothes and blankets. Of course food and other goods are also very welcome.

Thanks for reading...

In other blog news
I plan to phone Sandra later to make some plans to get together. We'll be sure to take pictures for the blogs ;) I can't wait!

This week's menu
Chicken stirfry with veggies and noodles

Dion's night - I don't care what I eat as long as I don't have to think about it or prepare it :)

Leftovers from freezer

Healthy spaghetti bolognaise

Girls Night In - we're having a men's thing at church so my friend and I are sending the men and we're staying in for a nice chat :)

What does your week look like?


annie said...

I heard about that on the news and immediately thought of you.

Hope you have a great week.

Org Junkie said...

How cool is it that you get to meet Sandra! Say hi for me :)