A Footnote

Friday, December 21, 2012

gracia + louise

This is a small footnote to my previous post. Jane’s post reminded me I’ve been meaning to sponsor a donkey from The Donkey Sanctuary. I usually donate to a few institutions I support throughout the year (and also make an appointment to donate blood on my birthday), and I’ve added The Donkey Sanctuary to this list. I sponsored Apollo today, a handsome chap whose story melted my heart:

Apollo

My Kobi was also mistreated before he was rescued as a kitten by the fine people at SAFE Perth. They too welcome donations, and also have many animals ready to be adopted.

I also support Anti-Slavery Australia and Yad Vashem (amongst others).

Once again, happy holidays, and Merry Christmas. Hanukkah has been lovely, and I’ve been invited by friends to a Christmas lunch next week. Although it’ll be 40°C in Perth on Christmas day, so please think of me sweating while I eat if you happen to be lucky enough to be snuggling with hot drinks in cool weather. Lucky bastards.

Also, a very big thank you to everyone who has visited my blog, and left comments, and generally stuck around with me this year. The next post will be in 2013!

Image credits: The first image is by Gracia & Louise, who have kindly created a gift in the form of a free print to be downloaded here. The second image is from The Donkey Sanctuary.

8 comments:

hungryandfrozen said...

What a gorgeous donkey - I just want to pat his nose - and such a lovely thing to do.

Am very excited that the gorgeous image is also a free download! Going to go do that now.

Looking forward to your next post in 2013 - till then, have a wonderful, wonderful break!

wingeddeer said...

Happy holidays Hila!
The first image is beautiful, thank you.

Rambling Tart said...

That is so lovely of you to sponsor a donkey, Hila. :-) We keep getting strays donated to us and we just keep saying yes. :-) It's good to provide a home for them where they're treated well and fed like kings for however long they are with us. :-) Hope you have a wonderful break. XO

Jane Flanagan said...

Glad I inspired you to sponsor a donkey! I've loved doing it for the past 6 years as a gift for my blog readers.

Hope you have a wonderful break and 2013 is a wonderful year for you. Thank you for all you do here!

Jane
xx

Joanna said...

Apollo is devastatingly handsome. Wishing you a happy Winter Solstice/Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah!

suzie said...

Oh he's a heartbreaker alright. Season's greetings to you too Hila, see you on the other side!

Gracia said...

Dear Hila,

Thank-you for our whale print inclusion and joy shared here.

Thank-you for the artwork handpainted by your mum that you so kindly gave to Louise and me. (Pictures of it on the wall soon to you we will be able to send.)

...and for your blogging friendship and insightful and considered posts.

Here's to new adventures and zines to make in 2013.

G xo

Hila said...

Laura: he is such a sweetheart - yes, look at his nose! Ah, I just want to pet him too.

wingeddeer: you too, hope you enjoyed them!

Krista: That's a lovely thing to do, I only wish I could do the same.

Jane: Thank YOU for everything you do!

Joanna: isn't he just, he's a charmer. Hope your holiday season was likewise great!

Suzie: hello from the other side :)

Gracia: My pleasure on all counts, and thank you for being the loveliest friends, I hope we meet in person in 2013. Thank you for simply being yourselves. And yes, more zines!