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On family and connection

March 26, 2021

We’ve been incredibly lucky during this past lockdown year. The first half locked into Portugal then Switzerland, and even this winter in Cymru we’ve managed to park with family.

There’s a certain amount of life that is shaped by our attitude, and positive thinking makes such a difference when, for example, getting through winter in a tiny home set up to travel but aren’t able to do so.

Still, there’s a huge privilege in even being able to think positively. I have the cushion of a beautiful tiny home, a happy partnership, and being able to see our children and grandchildren (either virtually or in real life). I cannot even begin to imagine how it must be to be stranded in a foreign country with absolutely nothing, and not be able to contact those you love, and who love you.

I think about the situation of refugees a lot, and I saw recently that the @refugee_womens_centre has a call-out for working mobile phones so that the women can contact their wider family either by calling or through social media.

I have a Huawei Y7 that I want to send (swipe) Andy’s sending his old iPhone 6. The phones need to be in good working order, and although my Y7 works perfectly, the screen is cracked and it needs a new charging cable and plug. This will cost £70. I didn’t expect it to be so much and I don’t have that much money right now so I was wondering if anybody on here might be interested in chipping in?

We’ll pay for postage to France for both phones. But I thought even if someone might be able to chuck a couple of quid into the pot it would help? I know things are tough for a lot of people right now which is why I’m not asking or DMing anybody personally, but if 70 of my followers put £1 in each (maybe via PayPal?) we’d have it sorted in no time.

What do you think? Could you help out? Sent with much love and gratitude to you beautiful people 🙏🏻💙

Here’s a photo of our amazing daughter and grandchildren who beautiful love and light I’m grateful for every single day.

***update*** 

Total chipped in by an amazing array of web is £83.92 (the odd number is because PayPal took a % from people who sent money as a business? Nightmare!)

Anyway – this is enough to get the screen fixed (the amazing Ash at Tech 51 in Mold reduced the price to £50 for screen fix when he heard what it was for – legend), as well as a new USB  cable for each phone + postage. Any money left I’ll donate directly to Women’s Refuge Dunkirk.


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