Many in this part of the world are preparing for Christmas celebrations and summer holidays and 2010.
I’d like to thank all who have helped to create this website, and to all who have visited this Village.
In Christchurch, New Zealand, where I live, the roses are splendid just now. I have chosen a peach coloured rose to accompany this message as a symbol of my appreciation and gratitude.
The site has been well supported. On the busiest months, there have been around 4,000 visitors who between them have looked at about 40,000 pages. These visitors have come from all over the world, with the largest number from New Zealand, followed by the United States. Other countries that have featured strongly include Great Britain, China, Germany, Canada, Russian Federation, Netherlands and Australia.
I feel very grateful for this interest. I have felt a need to explore ideas about meeting human needs now and into the future. I have very much appreciated the opportunities that this website has begun to provide.
I’ve been challenged to come up with more practical ‘how tos’ and make it easier for you – as the real knowledgeable actors – to engage in these explorations. I will do my best. Watch this space!
It is my hope that 2010 will be a year in which very real progress is made in learning to share our localities and the planet in ways that enable us all to thrive – sustainably, peacefully and joyfully.