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A New Dawn / Time to Hope?

Did you watch the Oprah Winfrey speech at The Oscars this year? If you didn’t, go find it on YouTube. If you did, go watch it again. Within it she spoke these gems: “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool you have” “The one quality [ that Oprah witnessed in all the people she…

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Hot Topics and Micro-Revolutions

Recently I witnessed something quite disturbing, but probably quite familiar to most people reading this. I was in a small lecture / discussion group, and the topic was current affairs in Israel. I made a comment. Another member of the audience responded, obviously very irate at what I had said, and, as she spoke, she…

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The Ordinary

What is an ordinary day for you? I guess that the answer is different for all of us, but probably follows a rhythm of waking up, getting up, having some breakfast, doing a morning routine, doing what needs to be done for the day, eating meals, taking a break at some point, then evening routine…

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All’s Well That Ends Well

Wednesday next week will be our last day at the Ark building. On Thursday we will move out, and be taking a break from trading as a cafe until the spring. CATCH, The youth organisation that owns the building and runs fantastic events and programs for the young people in the area, are intending to…

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How are you doing?

I know it’s been a while. April was basically a write off for toastlovecoffee as Easter holidays combined with a bout of (mild) illness in the kids has left me with little time to focus on the project. But it’s been good to let it breathe for a bit, see what is going on in…

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