Friday, 29 May 2009

Jan Evans Name Party

I am organizing a Jan Evans name party so that we can all get together, widen our social network, have fun and raise some money for charity. I know it’s a mad idea but.. imagine a room full of Jan Evans’s. No need for introductions. We are ALL called Jan Evans! 

 I shall pay for the room hire and organise the entertainment. The only things the other Jans need to bring are a dish to share and whatever they'd like to drink. If they’d like to contribute to a water aid project in Africa that would be great but that’s absolutely up to them.  The party is on the 22nd August 2009 7.30pm – 11pm, in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, UK. I will send accommodation possibilities if anyone needs to stay over.

To my knowledge this is the first time anyone has tried to have a name party so we'll be a part of history and make a difference to a village in Africa. One of us can’t do much but together!!! WE CAN. Please tell any Jan or Janice Evans you know. You can contact me on

Thursday, 28 May 2009


Have you seen this You Tube video of the banker rescuing some stranded ducklings? It made me smile.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
'The future depends on what we do in the present'.

Experiment with light

An incredible jounrney! I have just joined a group of Quakers who 'experiment with light'. Every other week we do a simple meditation, following Rex Ambler's template. It has been illuminating and each time we meet, it gets better and better. I listen to the small, quiet voice inside - not knowing each time what's going to come up next. It is a bit scary but feels deep and powerful, somehow. And the group, the more we share, the more we connect and understand each others' strengths and frailties. Life seems more exciting and more empowering.