Towards the end of last year I had been discussing with Melissa how we should just chill out in 2010 and not take on any new projects, ‘let’s keep it simple’ we said, I then picked up the latest issue of The Green Parent magazine and looked to see what my stars would hold for the coming year. Our resident astrologer Mary English told me that 2010 would be a very busy year and I would have lots of projects and this was ‘my year!’….so much for the ‘chill’. I decided to embrace my destiny with open arms and see what exciting things came along; lo and behold within the first few weeks of 2010 a whole raft of projects had materialised in my lap!
1 The first project is The Baby Show in Brighton. An old school friend of mine is organising the event and asked if we would like to head up the new ‘eco zone’ with lots of other lovely companies; not having done anything like this before it occurred to me that this would be an amazing opportunity to talk to people about of the joys of natural parenting and promote all things green….oh and our fab mag of course. So if anyone is in the Brighton area on Sunday 27th June please come and say hello as I will have some special offers and competitions at the stand. Joining me in the zone will be B-organic, Green People, Baby Beehinds Europe, Green Me, Purepaint, DaisychainBaby, Naturebotts and Arbonne . I’m very excited about this event so I’ll look forward to seeing you there.
2 Next up is our new all singing and dancing newsletter. Melissa and I wanted to keep you updated with news, offers and events in between issues and we thought this was the ideal way to do that, so sign up at the bottom if this page if you haven’t already!
3 Another landmark for us this year was to now make every issue of TGP at least 100 pages, meaning that you get more articles and great information that you won’t find anywhere else.
4 Our subscriptions are now back in house (quite literally in our spare bedroom!), which has meant we now get to speak to you all personally. If you want to subscribe by the way, we have an offer on at the moment for Lavera Suncare so hurry up while stocks last.
5 Last but by no means least, Melissa and I will be taking on the publishing of another already established magazine…woo hoo. I can’t tell you much at the moment but check back here soon for an update.
I’m off to bed now for a rather long sleep.
So excited to be heading off to Sunrise Celebration this weekend – looking forward to discovering all the treats that they have planned this year, from a Birth Art Dome (created by Da A Luz – the birthing centre in Spain that we wrote about in issue 25) to Medicine Walks, forest school activities for children to Zion Train, who’ll be laying down some lush dub beats on Saturday night. What more could you ask for?
Well, actually there’s loads more on offer – creative kids workshops, the academy of harmonic learning (we like the sound of that), heaps of talks and workshops, organic local produce cooked up into a huge variety of tasty treats (I’m leaving the kitchen sink at home this weekend with the heroic aim of sampling all the good stuff on offer) and a green crafts arena. Some of the workshops available in the Green Crafts and Alternative Technologies space include stone carving, make your own pinhole camera (the photograph can be viewed in six months time) and raku pottery. Of course, there’s enough yoga sessions and crystal healing to keep me blissfully happy for a weekend and our beautiful Spiritual Parenting columnist, Natalie Fee is giving one of her inspirational talks about how to say YES to life. Yay! See you there? There are still tickets available on the gate…
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