Elf one, Elf two, Mrs Santa, and Santa. Picture taken in Santa’s workshop during a tea break. Just for a change, Santa is wearing clean clothes. Also for a change, the Elves are laughing at Santa’s joke. Mrs Santa always laughs at them. That’s why she is Mrs Santa. It wasn’t that funny though.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Tristan Seume
A very apt title, Mike and I had nothing to start this newsletter with until Tristan put this onto SoundCloud. Mike English added some of his own pics to the audio, and here we are. Thank’s Tris, without you, etc etc. Link to video
Some good news for 2015. Tristan has started writing more of his lovely tunes.
I think I have a very deep “social conscience”, but it often doesn’t correspond with other people’s opinions, so generally, I keep my mouth shut. But here is something I do feel able to say. There are many places in the world where women are treated dreadfully. It would be a far better place in every way if that were different.
This song and film, by Megan Henwood, is to raise money and awareness for a very important cause. In South Sudan, the maternal mortality rates are extremely high, a woman has a 1 in 7 chance of dying during childbirth. Link to video