Monday, January 01, 2007
Happy New Year
Opps. I must have had a few too many glasses of champagne at the ICRC (Red Cross) New Years party last night. I just opened my handbag to find my camera so I could download a photo for this post and found only my empty camera case. That ICRC bar, it's the only one in town and we are invited there about once a month and so its possible that I got a little carried away. Happy New Year! Having no photo doesn't leave me much else with which to embellish this New Year's day post. I am working on some new goals, dreams, plans and aspirations - but I've decided to go for an extension on the 1 January deadline, they are still cooking in their creative juices and are not ready for general consumption yet. But somewhere in there, swirling around with all the other delicious ingredients, are some ideas about an independent business venture, so this post will be dedicated to inspiring women whose businesses are ready and waiting for you to show a little love this year: The Fairy Shop Bohemian Girl Designs Superhero Designs Letha Sandison Boutique Laini's Ladies Christine Mason Miller Please send me more links to independent businesses, especially but not exclusively women's businesses. I'm especially interested in businesses that have combined poverty-reduction, empowerment for women or development goals with creative endeavours and business plans. Can you see where my thoughts are heading? Update: I had an email from a friend expressing his sorrow that my camera didn't make it home from the party. Perhaps, he suggested, it met someone special? Turns out that was exactly what happened. The Commander found it in his coat pocket this morning. At least my camera has good taste in men!