Friday, 17 February 2012

Happy Friday!

I guess technically today is my "hump day", rather than Wednesday since this is the middle of my week as far as work goes.

Here is some progress on Pinkie Pie, she looks a lot less creepy now that she has her eyes! Still not looking forward to filling in all that pink, though :)
 Next up, I received some mail this week from Evalina! I won one of her 12 days of Christmas giveaways. I can't tell you how much of a winner I feel right now hahaha.
Best part is I love chickadeeees!

Ok so, I love chocolate. LOVE. I can't express how much I LOVE chocolate. But my love of chocolate isn't so great that I will stand by and let the chocolate industry use child slaves to farm it. That is not cool. The World Cocoa Foundation isn't doing enough. We as consumers are not doing enough. Big companies have had over 10 years to fix this problem and yet nothing has been done. That left a bitter taste in my mouth.
Normally I don't join crusades, but this is really bothering me how we as consumers keep buying from these multi million dollar companies while they profit off the backs of child slavery. (Yes I know other industries also do the same, and I'll weed those ones out of my life as soon as I do more research!)

So anyway, what could I do? For one I stopped buying chocolate.

.... and I lasted about 3 weeks before I was dying. This has to be a real medical problem. Actually I think it had more to do with PMS from hell coming back haha.

And then I went to the internets! Fair trade can't be that hard to find, can it? Turns out it is closer than I thought! Here are some handy links for those interested in sticking it to the man and buying fair trade!
Divine Chocolate For USA/UK/world
For those in Canada, Camino and Ten Thousand Villages

I went to Ten Thousand Villages in town and was pleasantly surprised. They carry both brands of chocolate. I also bought Camino hot chocolate which I haven't tried yet BUT I WILL SOON! The Divine chocolate is very very good. Okay so they do cost a bit more. For a comparison, a Hershey bar of the same size as a Divine bar costs about 1.50-1.90, Divine costs 4.90. Camino hot chocolate is 7.00 a tin, for the same size in another brand about 4-5 dollars.

But for me, the increased cost is worth it. :)
Ok going to get off my soapbox now! :D I hope everyone has a great weekend! :)


  1. Filling in the pink will fly past! You will have it done in no time. Fair Trade is more expensive because the companies which do not abide by it pay their workers less.

  2. filling the pink in will be easy now you have everything else there and I'm with you on the fair trade bit ... we get chocolate that is made in the uk and I do like the fair trade stuff too :) love mouse xxxx

  3. Cute stitching and a lovely win, I've loved that pattern series for aggggeeesss. Go you on the chocolate issue! Is fair trade hard to source in your part of the world? In NZ it's pretty commonplace and isn't usually that much more expensive - I'd even say that a majority of the coffee in supermarkets is fairtrade, chocolate is getting there. You can even get certified fair trade bananas in most supermarkets

  4. sweet Excy gives me Z Chocolates from France - sure hoping they are not exploiting children, though I doubt it...I can't live without dark chocolate...


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