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What has Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap Been up to?


Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap  is now on her way to Ghana !!

With our need to give back and participate in humanitarian causes,  we have decided to make donations of our Eco- Friendly 100% Natural products.

We have recently become engaged with Global Hand Organization. Global Hand is an online matching service: a non-profit brokerage facilitating public/private partnership. It brings together people who want to address global issues: for-profit organisations, non-profit organisations, foundations, trusts, governments, diplomats and more. It works like this; you decide what you have to donate, services, a product, educational skills or other skills, etc. You place on their site what you wish to donate and what your interests are and which charity organizations or causes you wish to align yourself. We are particularly concerned with children and want to help where we can. We have expressed our interest in assisting children in need as we placed our offer of Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap on the site. Within a few hours, we had several notes of interest from many NGO’s and charity organizations; Uganda, Ghana, India and Kosovo just to mention a few. It then becomes our job to research these organizations and decide which one or ones best fits our needs as someone donating. Once we are satisfied, we will donate our product. We can’t and shouldn’t rush such an important decision like this. Because Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap is a small fledgling home business, we do not have the inventory to be able to donate to all of the notes of interest in our mailbox.  Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap is not a major player, but every little bit helps.  We would give anything to see those little faces light up when they see our little goat on the soap!

We have taken the time needed to review all the notes of interest that Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap has received both on the Global Hand website and my e-mail. Each one is more compelling than the next. We really wish that we had the capacity to assist in as many notes of interest as we have received. This is, however, not possible for Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap at this time.

In our quest to make my choice, we have had to do a lot of thinking and researching each NGO. After having read through each website, our decision is made.

It is important to me to be able to help children in any way we can so our choice was clear. We have decided to go into partnership with Appomense Hope for Africa Organization in Ghana. In addition to many projects, they presently work with 9 orphanages. They have children from 1 day old up to 19 years old.

Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap is not a large company, but size does not determine your ability to help people in need. We can not send boxes upon boxes of product, but after our warm welcome from Appomense Hope for Africa, we will do my best to donate a couple of times a year to this organization.

We are so excited and now it’s time to select our products and get them packaged up for their long trip to Ghana!

Each package contained one wrapped and labeled soap

Each package contained one wrapped and labeled soap

Our donation consisted of 3 different styles: one for the children with our famous little goat, our block bar for the volunteers and staff and finally our travel size for the babies

Our donation consisted of 3 different styles: for the younger children with our famous little goat, our block bar for the older children and finally our travel size for the babies

The soaps were packaged according to size and scent

The soaps were packaged according to size and scent

Wow have I been busy here at Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap! I have packed our box full of wonderfully delicious Eco-Friendly 100% Natural goat milk soap. We just have a few details to work out before this box is sent to Appomense Hope for Africa Foundation in Ghana.Our donation box is now ready for the post office

Our donation box has now been posted to Ghana !!

We were so happy to have completed our donation and Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap is now on her was to Ghana Africa!

What’s next for Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap?

Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap  is now on her way to London !!

Well she can’t stay home long because in just a few weeks Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap will be on her was to a shop in London, UK!!

We are so happy to be in our first store in London!  I will deliver the order in person and will take photos.

Oh dear, Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap just needs to keep her bags packed!
Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap  is now on her way to Nepal !!

A Swedish nurse contacted me and let me know she and her sister and a third lady are traveling to Nepal and there is a request for Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soaps.
Rebecka is traveling to volunteer at a hospital in Kathmandu, through the Swedish organization, Skandinaviska Institutet. They saw my offer on Global Hand Organization website.  Another young lady, Malin, is going to volunteer in an orphanage, Dhuruba Dampus Orphanage Center that is in southern Nepal.

Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap is more than happy to donate to the orphanage in Nepal. Our soaps will travel with the two Swedish volunteers to Nepal.   We  have just packed our box full of wonderfully delicious Eco-Friendly 100% Natural goat milk soap and it’s ready for travel to Nepal.
We really hope our Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap will bring a smile to their faces and lots of bubbles.

Please wish Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap happy and safe travels to all of her destinations.


London’s Royal Ballet and the Ballet World Bids Farewell to Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg


Last evening was the final performance of two of the Royal Ballet’s shining dancers. The two principal dancers performed in Mayerling with such depth and feeling as never before experienced on the Royal Ballet’s stage.  My daughter had purchased her ticket months ago and has enjoyed many Mayerling ballets this season. I was lucky enough to be able to see one in April with Edward Watson, dancing the lead Prince Rudolph. His performance was spectacular and he received something we have never experienced in all the years we have been attending the ballet; foot stomping in the audience at curtain calls. The sound reverberated within us  all. Wow.

I just can’t imagine the emotion flowing through that theater last evening. Oh, I can guarantee you there were tears in that audience last evening. My daughter always gives me interval calls at the intermissions for updates. She was without words for the experience she was having. Johan gave 150% in his role and that was only the first Act. This ballet is very demanding and one needs to pace themselves for what’s to come. It sounds like there was no pacing last evening. John just kept coming like a freight train with emotion, speed, and precision. Oh how I wish I had been there, but thanks to my daughter’s calls, I felt  as if I were.

At curtain call, the two principal dancers were honored with the flower toss. This is the highest accolade that can be bestowed on a dancer at a performance. Oh to have been a fly on those walls!

This loss is not completely understood by many, at this time. It is rocking the ballet world and anyone who have seen either of these magnificent dancers, is feeling the loss, deeply.

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg at the curtain

call for Mayerling June 5, 2013

 

 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Two Principal Dancers to Leave Royal Ballet

By ALLAN KOZINN
Mr. Kobborg and Ms. Cojocaru performing in Andrea Mohin/The New York Times Mr. Kobborg and Ms. Cojocaru performing in “Romeo and Juliet” with the American Ballet Theater in New York in 2012.

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg, two of most admired principal dancers on the roster of the Royal Ballet, in London, announced on Monday that they would leave the company at the end of the current season. Their final performance at the Royal Opera House will be in “Mayerling” on Wednesday, although they will remain with the company for a visit to Japan, with performances in Tokyo on July 11 and 12.

Ms. Cojocaru, 34, was born in Bucharest, trained in Kiev, and joined the Royal Ballet in 1999. Mr. Kobborg, a Danish dancer, joined the company in 1991 and became a principal dancer in 1994. The two first worked together in 2001, when Ms. Cojocaru filled in for an ailing Miyako Yoshida in a production of “Romeo and Juliet,” in which Mr. Kobborg was dancing Romeo. That collaboration was the start of a storied partnership onstage and off, and that year Ms. Cojocaru was named a principal dancer.

Their work at the company has not been uneventful. In 2008, Ms. Cojocaru was seriously injured when she was handled awkwardly in a lift, but she was dancing again the following season. That same year, there was talk of Mr. Kobborg succeeding Monica Mason as the company’s director, when she stepped down in 2012, although in the event, Kevin O’Hare was appointed to the position.

The two have danced with other companies, including the American Ballet Theater, with increasing frequency in recent seasons. In 2012, John Neumeier’s “Liliom,” which had its premiere at the Hamburg Ballet, was created for Ms. Cojocaru, who won the Prix Benois de la Danse for her portrayal of the lead role.

“We have had wonderful experiences with the Royal Ballet over the years, and feel fortunate to have worked alongside so many inspiring artists,” Ms. Cojocaru and Mr. Kobborg said in a statement.

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg to leave The

Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season

Principals’ final performance at Covent Garden in Mayerling on 5 June.

BY CHRIS SHIPMAN (Online Content Producer (Social Media and News))

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg in Giselle © ROH/Tristram Kenton

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg have announced they will leave The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012/13 season to pursue other artistic challenges. Their last performance at the Royal Opera House as members of The Royal Ballet will be in Mayerling on 5 June. They will fulfil their touring engagement with the Company with their scheduled performances on 10 and 12 July in Tokyo. They will both continue dancing and will shortly announce their future plans.

Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, said:

‘Alina and Johan have given many memorable performances as members of The Royal Ballet both at the Royal Opera House and around the world. Over the past ten years I have greatly enjoyed watching their unique partnership develop, as I know our audiences have, and I wish them every success in the next phase of their careers.’

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg joined The Royal Ballet in 1999. Speaking about their decision to leave the Company, they said:

‘We have had wonderful experiences with The Royal Ballet over the years and feel fortunate to have worked alongside so many inspiring artists. We wish Kevin O’Hare and The Royal Ballet’s  dancers and staff all the best for the future and would like to thank our loyal and supporting audience for sharing many magical moments with us.’

Farewell Alina And Johan. Thank you for all the wonderful experiences.


Just Way Too Cute !!!!!


A pet cat named Dodger has taken to hopping on and off the public transport at the bus station near his home in England. The 15-year-old Tom sits on bemused passengers’ laps as the bus makes up to 10 mile round trips. Bus drivers often bring him food and know which stop to let him off at the end of his day.