Iceland’s banned advert! The truth about the impact of deforestation!

Image Credit: Iceland

It’s that time of year again when we all get excited for the Christmas Adverts. We even decide which one we think was the best! Which one created the best nostalgia.

Well one Christmas advert did not make the cut this year but for all the wrong reasons.

Why was Iceland’s advert pulled? Banned even?

Deemed as too controversial because Iceland was going against the grain of releasing a product fuelled Christmas advert, instead trying to campaign and spread awareness at a time of year which would make consumers think.

The advert was not cleared to be shown on TV, Iceland made a bold decision to release it on social media platforms to raise awareness of the important issue of tropical deforestation.

Did you know that the equivalent of 300 football fields of rainforest is destroyed every hour to make way for palm oil plantations (Huffington Post).

It is estimated that a Hundred years ago at least 230,000 Orangutans lived on earth! Today there are less than 50,000 left due to deforestation. Palm oil plays a massive part in destroying the rainforests and is one of the biggest secrets of the retail and manufacturing industry.

Indonesia’s rainforests are a biodiversity hotspot, which is rich in endemic species, it is also vital in regulating the Earth’s climate.

But these forests are being torn down for palm oil, pulp and paper plantations, which makes Indonesia the world’s third largest greenhouse gas emitter and threatening endangered species such as orangutans with extinction”. (Greenpeace website 2018)

Greenpeace is campaigning to protect Indonesia’s rainforests.

Not only Orangutans are affected other species, plants and habitats are also affected.

As a family we want to help in which ever way we can. So we will be cutting some things out! We will try not buy or support products which are contributing to this problem watch our video to hear more of our views on this upsetting topic.

You can now buy a cute Orangutan cuddly toy for £5 in Iceland stores to help support the rehabilitation of orphaned orangutans.

Watch the video here! Iceland

Image credit to

Village Connect

All image credit to the original owners they have been used to raise awareness for this important cause under the fair use act.

Watch our YouTube video here

There is nothing worse than a liar!

Liars are the worst!

Can’t be trusted! They are selfish, low life individuals! That cause hurt pain, they spoil the dynamics of the world! Promises the earth knowing they have no intentions or ability of delivering! Many are thieves out for what they can get and take! Un trustworthy and should be avoided at all costs!

Nothing more to say here Ice Cube summed this up perfectly!

What is motherhood?

How lovely and how true!

Children remember the time and the adventures spent together.

Okay I can admit what child does not appreciate the material gestures.

What child does not enjoy a few healthy meals here and there or would not live a new car!

A clean home? well some children appreciate while others, well I think with others we can see how important cleaning is when we look in their bedrooms .

Of course we want a clean home and for our children to eat healthy nutritious meals.

We want to educate them, we are invested in their learning.

We want them to have the best things or their every desires.

But I can tell you some of our greatest memories as a family are our trips, adventures quality time spent together.

It costs nothing to share time, love advice, explore go on adventures.

I call these precious moments building memories!

Focusing on building memories rather than a child’s collection of material possessions, or expensive holidays is far more beneficial and rewarding.

Do not get me wrong a holiday, clean home, smart children is important lessons and teachings for a child but do not forget the simple things such as giving your time because time can not be taken back. We do not know what tomorrow holds so live every day as if it were your last and stop, slow down and just chill with your children.

Listen to them more, allow them to see you slow down take a breath and see you more.

What is motherhood? Motherhood is love and a precious gift of life. It is a journey it is about building memories.

We are not in competition with each other so do not compare or compete with others build your own memories and enjoy your journey.

Remember to stay blessed and fabulous!

Fake Friends are not welcome here!

This🙌🏾👌🏾 Perfectly put!

It takes time and growth, life changes, experiences and challenges in life, to realise what friends are real and which are fake! Who are quite during the storms, who are only interested in the gossip? Who are only your friends when they want something or need you? Who would ride or die for you? I have always separated my “peoples” into real friends! Acquaintances! Colleagues! Fake friends! “Frienermies!”

I learnt a long time ago that life is tuff and keeping your circle small is the best thing a person could do. I do know a lot of people and I get on very well with others but don’t get it twisted I know better then to put my trust in just anybody! Be mindful of who you share your deepest secrets with! Know this ….if I share mine with you, you my friend are what I class as my real, true gem of a friend. Real friends are hard and rare to find. Some real friends you may not talk to daily hell you might not even talk to them weekly, monthly but they are there for you and you for them. you are on each other’s minds and you can pick up where you left off effortlessly.

Being with real friends should not give you anxiety, worry, stress. The link up should not overwhelm the soul, be boring or just difficult. The link up or catch up or seeing a real friend should be like therapy! Real friends will not chat you behind you back negatively! They help lift you up, they will tell you when your wrong and will want to set straight anyone that does you wrong! In a day where modern communication is online, social media, watsapp and text we are losing the art of real communication too, so try to pick up the phone to these beauties more often.

They are precious gems take care of them keep them close. Real friends are few and far between show them some love today x

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