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Time to Spruce Up for Fall? It's Just Natural!

By Penny Baldwin-French on Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

Fall is nature's second "rejuvenating period". Just like Spring, in the fall our thoughts naturally turn to refreshing, cleaning, sprucing things up.

And there's a psychological history behind this instinct! In our prehistory, it was natural to make sure that everything was safe and in order before cold weather set in. Our intimate connection with nature dictates our behaviour!

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I Wish I Was A Giraffe - or at least could sleep like one!

By Penny Baldwin-French on Tue, Jul 04, 2017 @ 10:02 AM

A giraffe sleeps only about two hours per day. Just imagine how much I could get done!

And they are so loved - the world round. The number of visitors to websites featuring the imminent birth of a baby giraffe is just astounding. And, who can forget the unbelievable response to the baby toy 'Sophie the Giraffe"? It was difficult to get your hands on one!

And, how can we forget the ubiquitious TOYSRUS mascot - Geoffrey the Giraffe? My grand-daughter can't get enough of the terrific children's book Giraffe's Can't Dance by Giles Andreae.

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