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How far would you go for a fairer breakfast?

































A sleepy dreamy morning. Not a breath of wind. Too lazy to fill the feeders again, a handful is sprinkled on the garden table. Let me get my breakfast first little friends! 

And still they come, their feathers a little askew. Cautious but alert and a few sleepyheads. First things first, a cup of delicious coffee and some pictures of the guzzling Bluetits. 

Meanwhile in San Jose, Costa Rica, Gerardo Arias Camacho will set out for a day in the fields. He will  earn a fair basic wage thanks to a world wide movement called Fairtrade. It's Fairtrade Fortnight at the moment, how far would you go to ensure the sustainable future of businesses like his? 

Probably like me you won't even have to leave your kitchen. Won't have to push a wheelbarrow load of coffee across a mountain to avoid coffee sharks. Won't have to spend the day picking, washing and processing the beans, rain, hail or shine. 

Just check out your cuppa, make it a Faritrade one, and throw your weight behind a fairer solution.








17 comments:

  1. GREAT post ... and love your little birdies :)

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  2. Those bluetits are lovely and they are looking as if they are enjoying their breakfast! A group of magpies seem to be dominating our garden at the moment. I just happen to be drinking a fair trade coffee as I read this!
    Sarah x

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  3. Love the Bluetits - who are singing loudly hereabouts today! Also love Fairtrade Coffee and support Gerardo whenever I can.

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  4. I'm glad I don't have to grow coffee, merely drink it.

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  5. so so perfect. Love the contrast between the birds and the Fairtrade movement. So perfect indeed. I am trying a "More Mindful March". We always purchase local and Fairtrade Coffee, but now I will be more mindful of where our (vast quantities) of tea come from as well. grateful for your post. lovely as always. xo

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  6. I would so like to have more of those beautiful bluetits in my garden, not many call in. I do support Fair trade as much as I can. Thanks for sharing, from one Catherine to another ;).

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  7. I agree with you. We should try to buy only Fairtrade coffee.

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  8. Very nice shots of your pretty visitors- I always think they are Ireland's most colourful birds.
    Thankfully it's getting easier to find FairTrade products.

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  9. What sweet visitors to your feeders.

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  10. We have just opened a bottle of Fairtrade wine and it is very very good!
    always look out for the fairtrade option
    Kind Regards
    Thea x

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  11. Love the metaphors here. So beautifully illustrated - both in word and image!

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  12. Here, here! We must support the local farmers everywhere...and those bluetits are just the most beautiful birds...I love their colors. And they are so cute!

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  13. Catherine these images are breathtaking, truly. I envy you your skills with the camera and also your feathered visitors :)

    We're Fairtrade wherever possible here :)

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  14. Yes! Fairtrade!
    and yes to little birds at the birdy buffet. so dear.

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  15. Love the reminder of how easy we have our meals. Love the little Blue Tit birds. So sweet.

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  16. Those images are beautiful and you are feeding those birds very well, they look healthy and plump. I will look out for Fair-trade coffee when next I shop.
    Have a glorious week
    Helenxx

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