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Crafts, knitting

knitting with Audrey Hepburn

Comments Off on knitting with Audrey Hepburn 14 February 2007

Some of you may have known that Audrey was a real-life knitter, and she was a good enough knitter to have made herself and husband Mel Ferrer matching sweaters one Christmas. Today’s news brings an article discussing good movies to knit to, and one of Audrey’s films just happened to be mentioned! I don’t even think the author knew about Audrey’s crafty hobby, either. I wanted to mention it because it was cute, and also because I love knitting to movies as well (it helps me justify the fact that I’m sitting there, staring at a screen for two hours if my hands are at least busy).

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charity, Guides, how to

‘Tis the season to give!

Comments Off on ‘Tis the season to give! 14 December 2006

I was going to save this for the New Year’s post, but since news is slow, we’re going to talk about charities. I know this is a hard time of year to think about handing over even more money than you probably already have, and some of us just don’t have money to throw around to begin with. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do your bit for charity! Giving isn’t limited to money, as Audrey herself has shown. Here’s some alternative ways to do a good deed without sending yourself to the poorhouse:

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Season’s Greetings from UNICEF!

Comments Off on Season’s Greetings from UNICEF! 11 December 2006

If you’ve been a little late with your Christmas cards this year, or even if you don’t celebrate at all, this might be a good idea for you to consider. Every year for the past couple of years, UNICEF has teamed up with Nokia to provide e-cards for the holidays. You just fill out the card like any other e-card and send it off, but for every card sent, Nokia will donate an undisclosed sum to UNICEF! Another great example of helping charity without dipping into your (possibly limited) funds, especially at the most expensive time of year. Last year, Nokia ended up donating over €50,000. Maybe this year us Audrey fans can get together and raise a bit more for Audrey’s charity of choice?* If you’re interested, simply click here and follow the instructions. And feel free to send as many cards as you’d like! If you think someone might be offended at the Christmas-y nature, simply let them know it’s for a good cause and I promise they can’t stay mad.

Thanks to Lotta for reminding me of this.


*No offense to the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund, of course!

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