Monday, 20 November 2017

The Font has been restored at St George’s Church, Waterlooville!

Thanks so much to all who donated. 

It will be re-dedicated this Sunday 26th November during the 10AM service. 

We'd love to see you especially if you donated and / or you were christened in the previous font.

Like "good" chocolate? Treat yourself to a Fairtrade Divine Advent Calendar!

Choose between Milk and Dark Chocolate this Advent...
or enjoy both!

5 reasons to choose the Divine Chocolate Milk Advent Calendar
1) Contains 24 seriously smooth Fairtrade milk chocolate hearts, perfect for children and adults alike.
2) Features a beautiful nativity scene illustrated by Stephen Waterhouse (his 10th for Divine!).
3) Tells the traditional Christmas story day-by-day.
4) Has an educational game to understand the bean-to-chocolate journey on the the back of the calendar.
5) Teaches you to say 'Merry Christmas' around the world from countries where Divine is made, sold or sources its Fairtrade ingredients.

5 reasons to choose the Divine Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar
1) Contains 24 deliciously rich Fairtrade 70% dark chocolate woodland animals.
2) Features a luxury gold woodland scene illustrated by May Van Milligan.
3) Suitable for vegans.
4) Has a fun wildlife fact behind every window.
5) For every calendar sold, 3p goes to the Woodland Trust to help protect, restore and create woodland in the UK.

Divine Chocolate is co-owned by the 85,000 farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo, the cooperative in Ghana that supplies the cocoa for each bar of Divine. As owners, they get a share in the profits, a say in the company, and a voice in the global marketplace.

So when you buy Divine Chocolate, you can feel good that the farmers that grow the finest quality Ghanaian cocoa beans are benefiting too. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!

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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found.

The team analysed national registries for people aged 40 to 80, and compared them to dog ownership registers.

They found there was a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, particularly of hunting breeds.

While owning a dog may help physical activity, researchers said it may be active people who choose to own dogs.

They also said owning a dog may protect people from cardiovascular disease by increasing their social contact or wellbeing, or by changing the owner's bacterial microbiome.

That and the wonderful love that a canine friend brings into our lives. 
Thank God for dogs!

Virgin Wines Advent Calendar primed & ready for action!

Christmas is too short for boring wine! 
My Virgin Wines Advent Calendar includes equal numbers of world-class Reds and Whites, a Rosé or two, Prosecco, even a festive Champagne treat… 
Roll on December!

Calli is playing the role of guard dawg. 
Hope she doesn't get thirsty!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Will you make sure there's enough for everyone this Christmas?

Children across South Sudan and Burkina Faso won't have enough to eat this Christmas. But you can make sure there's enough for everyone - and every pound you give will be doubled by the UK Government. 
At Christmas, a time of plenty, we come together with family and friends to celebrate, relax and often overindulge. So it feels particularly unjust that so many families will go without food, security and hope.

Most UK small businesses in the dark over GDPR

There is still much work to be done before UK SMEs are fully prepared for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

With the GDPR compliance deadline just over six months away, the UK’s small business community remains unsure about a number of related issues.

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to come to grips with what “personal data” really means, their customers’ new and extended rights, and whether the permissions they currently have to contact customers will meet the requirements of GDPR.