Do you listen to advices? I try to, but it is not always easy. Two important politicians here in Norway have given their advice this week. One says "shop till you drop" or something almost like that, to rescue the world from the financial crisis. The other says "be careful" pointing out that too much shopping is what has created the crise to begin with. Not easy to be little me, deciding which advice to listen to.....
To be honest, I don't have much problems with these two advices. I am no shopper anyway! Exept from books. Christmas presents will be useful things, and many of them will be handmade.
Marta and I are busy these days with our common writing project, the Advent Blog for Norwegian children. An introduction is already published, and from tomorrow on there will be one blog post every day till Christmas. Made up as a kind of Advent calendar. Tomorrow the theme will actually be Advent calendars and their history. We will give ideas for different calendars, and one of them is an orange with 24 whole cloves (Am I correct in my translation here? Or is the right work clove tacks?) 24 cloves in an orange, take out one every day and when Christmas Eve comes there are none left. I used to have an advent calendar like this when I was a girl.
We are lucky. We have safe jobs, we have our house, we have our finances under control. Alot of people are not so lucky, and can see very little hope for the future.How can we help?
What about another type of Advent Calendar - one advice a day for how we can better save our world! Do you want to take part? Let our creativity floorish!