Nobody left behind – love is what we need

I am part of the charity T4K, or Thousand for £1000. What is fabulous about T4K, Brighton Migrant Solidarity and the Jollof Cafe (which all kind of merge together tbh – but T4K is the official charity part) is that it is all underwritten and driven by LOVE. We have chosen to respond to the current ‘situation’ by trying to keep focus on the positives. Like the beautiful mutual aid and support spreading throughout the nation and particularly flourishing in our own Brighton and Hove. We wanted to be a part of that. So we are supporting their emergency fund and asking you all to donate and share the fund with your networks.

COVID 19 EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS

They will make weekly cash payments to around 50 asylum seekers and other migrants with no source of income, to enable them to buy food, fuel and phone credit during the Covid 19 emergency. They have already made sure 4 households of asylum seekers have internet access to be able to contact the outside world and keep in touch with their family while in isolation.

“In a pandemic, we can clearly see that the wellbeing of each of us is important for the health of all of us.

Please help us to make Brighton & Hove a community where nobody is left out in the cold”

Donate your cash direct to the fund if you can still spare some. I think we can all agree it is LOVE that makes the world go round, more apparent than ever right now and it is LOVE that will get us through this.

We are still shipping out orders (following all the guidelines on Covid19 and hygiene). Work, kids and Netflix and Just Dance taking up most of my time (mainly the Netflix if I am honest) – so if I manage one improving podcast or vlog a day I am happy. A few brilliant ones that relate to this is Brene Brown on the finding of meaning in the grieving process that we are all going through and my wonderful comrade and friend Jacob’s TED talk which explains why T4K was set up and why it is ALWAYS more fulfilling (and more FUN!) to CHOOSE LOVE.

On the subject of Love – BIG BIG LOVE to all of you who are key workers, we all send you love and massive thanks as you continue to make our world go round xxx

clap for our carers

NukuNuku is open for business as long as the Post Office remains open. I will use Drop and Go so that I can do it with social distance measures in place and I will only go twice a week.

Take it easy while we are isolation and don’t put more pressure on yourselves. We have been in isolation for a week now and initially I thought that I would be able to get things done, do yoga everyday, teach myself better Japanese etc the reality is that with 3 kids at home I can barely achieve anything! What I am sticking to is Adrienne for yoga and Joe Wicks for some energy – they are going to be global treasures at the end of this!

Of course the real treasures are our precious NHS workers – I will be clapping out my window tonight with the rest of you to thank them and show appreciation for their hard work.

Keep warm and keep well. Love to all of you. xxx

Happy New Year 2020!

Its been a big year for NukuNuku! New products launched such as the angora knee, elbow and wrist warmers. New products coming for 2020 include a 100% Merino wool haramaki limited edition. To clear the decks for the new products we have a New Year Sale to clear stock before the end of the year. The biggest bargain will be our £10 red haramaki! super stretchy, cosy bright and cheery. Get one before 2019 is out and grab a bargain.

 

Modelled here by our NukuNuku ambassador in France, Pole Dance Teacher Pauline @polelux  

Happy New Year to you all! xxx

Christmas Presents with Purpose

While the approach of Christmas definitely has it good bits (I love a mince pie and have never got over my crush on Noddy Holder…). The excess, waste and pile of crap you feel you might have to get for your nearest and dearest however is not so appealing….a few tips from us at NukuNuku from how we are trying to change our Christmas this year….

Keep someone warm this Christmas – a useful and thoughtful gift.
  1. Secret Santa from the Chazzer – My extended family have agreed to do a Secret Santa for the adults – books from the charity shops. Used this app to draw the names and boss them into it DrawNames via WhatsApp. Easy Peasy and feel very virtuous now having given my Christmas spends to Oxfam and Amnesty in North Laine.
  2. Gig! Extended family all go out together – great idea from a friend, all 3 generations (including 72 year old Auntie) going to see The Killers together in Southampton. Making memories not landfill!!!! Genius.
  3. Buy Quality like NukuNuku Haramaki that are built to last for years, keeping their shapes and made in the UK from the best quality cotton. When your fabrics do come to the end of their life make sure you recycle them and they can go onto be turned into clothes again or as sofa stuffing etc. We take ours to H&M where we get a £5 voucher for each bag of waste fabrics.
  4. Shop local and keep it to the smaller non-chain shops. Locally, the North Laine Christmas Shopping Night is 5th December and I am hoping to drag my kids round to get in the Christmas spirit, eat free mince pies and sample stuff. Further afield but still local for us is the Steyning Late Night Christmas Shopping which I would highly recommend. It is really festive and has the fabulous independent Steyning Bookshop handing out handmade free mince pies. Seabirds will have a stall and be selling our haramaki at this and The Tempest Christmas Fair. 

    Bright red haramaki for kids and adults
  5. Shop Social – find Social Enterprises that are using their profits to do good. Like our friends at Seabirds! They got into the Social Enterprise UK’s Christmas Gift Guide this year and we at NukuNuku are supporting their ‘Give Presents With Purpose this Christmas’ campaign.

“It couldn’t be easier to give PresentsWithPurpose and really make a difference to people’s lives this Christmas, simply by buying your gifts from a social enterprise – whether that’s coffee providing jobs for people experiencing homelessness to luxury skincare supporting people with disabilities”  Please share the gift guide with your friends and encourage them to buy social and give presents with purpose this year!

 

Now over to you – your tips and suggestions please!

Pregnant or breastfeeding friends? A haramaki is the perfect gift!