Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Race for Tibet

Today marks one year to go until the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Organisations around the world are using the occasion to highlight Tibet's plight. Let's keep the pressure on China regarding its continuing occupation of Tibet and its appalling human rights record.

Help send a Tibetan team to the Olympics

and check out to find out what you can do to help make the Beijing Olympics a catalyst for change in Tibet.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Home alone

Smithy flew out this morning to begin her 9-week South American adventure, leaving me home alone for all that time. Just as well I have two jobs to keep me occupied - I won't have too much time to miss her. It will be very strange without her. Apart from a 3-day trip to New Zealand that she did back in 2004, we have not been apart in the 5 1/2 years we've been together.
At least I will be able to get stuck into some of the things I don't do when Smithy is around. Like write this blog, do some work on my website, write my novel. And I'm going to start going to a local Buddhist centre to do some meditation and take some courses in Buddhism. And start to teach myself Tibetan.
Only 60 sleeps to go before Smithy comes home....