Inn at Soho Square
Travel Blogs from Old Orchard Beach
... Deb and Minna were super generous with their time, knowledge and stories of their timebank. It was always my plan to get the day to day experiences of people working in and utilising Timebanks as well as the ambassadors and organisers. You get to hear the real successes as well as the day to day struggles which for me looking to create a timebank are invaluable to hear. After my meeting I took a stroll through ...
... Carol used the service, posted her plea for help digging out her car and within 30mins someone who lived nearby came and dug out her car. Simple. It's my belief that ultimately people want to help others, and if they knew someone was in need down the street they would help them. It reminded me of some research into youth volunteering that was published a few years back. When surveyed young people stated that the ...
Here is a collection of things I have learnt while in Portland. 1. The state bird of Maine is the Chickadee 2. A large number of Timebanks shut within 3 years of starting up. 3. Stephen and Louisa love The I.T Crowd 4. Whole Food stores are amazing 5. Nestlé have bought local water brand "Poland Springs" 6. The population of Portland is 55,000 and swells to 100,000 in summer 7. The Hour Exchange ...
Today I went out on Stephen and Louisa's boat. It was glorious, I wore my anchor vans and hoisted the main sail twice! The weather here is prone to change. As Louisa and Stephen said "if you don't like the weather wait a minute" Here are two pics of the same shot of the harbour, one with heavy fog and one clear ...
... flurry of interest from the UK. He asked me why I thought this was, my response which is part of the reason I am on this trip is two fold. 1. It's the right time for the UK. The major growth of Timebanking in the US was in the 80's early 90's. There just wasn't a need in the UK, people were cash rich/time poor. Now the opposite is true. 2. Some of the original American time banks were based around care/health care. I ...
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