- They contributed to the “pot” for the lucky recipient.
- They donated to Ronald Mcdonald House, a wonderful charity.* I now know four Sunshine Coast of BC families who have received the extraordinary help and comfort these folks provide, including my dear little Max, who still visits them, but is doing much better these days.
- After these deductions, I even received a small “appreciation” for my writing work.
- I had the joy of being able to give, and not expecting to receive. That is when you know something is truly good.
If you want a successful blog you need to have friends too, and I’m grateful to my friends and colleagues Angelia Phillips and Maria Jordan, who ensure transparency by receiving proof of giftback reward, and having access to records of subscribers who've chosen to enter the giftback!
So now, your chances of the giftback reward have increased three times! This month the reward for a lucky person will be C$20.
Unfortunately at the moment this giftback only makes sense to you if you live in the USA or Canada, as PayPal has decided in their dubious wisdom to charge a large fee for cross border transactions. USA folks can send anywhere without incurring a fee, and Canadians have no fee if the transaction is within Canada. So right now we're in the process of finding an alternate service. Read about this here.
*Please note, this month the charity receives 20% of all monies received, Ronald McDonald House will receive their total amount every six months, and I will match that donation personally.
We've had glorious sunny weather with record breaking warmth in the last few days of October, but it seems winter is coming quickly to Canada now, with snow in much of our country, even in the higher mountain regions near to us. We have to replace the summer tires with the winter ones, and business is brisk right now, so that won’t happen until 17th!
Nevertheless, the citrus trees are doing well in the sunroom, full of fruit, and automatically watered, which is a huge bonus. The beautiful lithops ( living stones) are entrancing me with their sudden growth, although that is sort of stretching things a bit! Not too much is ever sudden with them, but it is amazing to watch them multiply by splitting apart. This is my video taken a while ago.
These small succulents are always so interesting, and when they decide to actually bless you with some sunny flowers it is a real gift. The best thing about growing them is they are very undemanding, and need little water. This little one is presently blessing us with these bright flowers. Please enjoy them with me!
Thanks for reading,