Saturday, November 25, 2017

Textual description of firstImageUrl

3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #75

Quote of the day: 

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. 
-Nelson Mandela

Image Credit: Guardian

A former homeless man who spent his years selling Big Issue magazines on the streets of Cambridge in the UK has won a place at the city's renonwed University to study English literature. Geoff Edwards, 52, had gone through dark periods in his life involving itinerant farm work, unemployment, depression and homelessness. The Big Issue magazine was set up to help homeless people or those at risk of homelessness the opportunity to earn legitimate income. Founded in 1991, it was inspired by the Street News Newspaper sold by homeless people in New York.

Image credit: TehranTimes

An Iranian Olympic weightlifting champion, Kianoush Rostami, has put his Rio 2016 gold medal up for auction to raise money for victims of a recent earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border. With hundreds of homes destroyed, the death toll rose to 400 with thousands injured. Rostami said he was "taking a step, however small" to help all those who were affected by the tremor. He is also to set up a donation fund for the victims.

As seen on Arch Daily, SEL House

Architects: CampoTaller
Location: Coyoacán, Mexico
Photographs: Moritz Bernoully


A modification and intervention of a 70's style house to adapt to the needs of the owners.

Theme:  Enhancing the visual connection between the house and its surroundings, as well as admitting daylight into all interior spaces hence the large windows with rectangular frames whici offers a generous view of the outside space. The wooden staircase in the house stands out as well as the roof terrace. A mixture of clay tiles, cement and wood finishing makes this a distinct house.

Peace. Love. Light* 

Current Listen: Oasis - Wonderwall


  1. Interesting about both newspaper/magazines to help the homeless. And good for that Olympian - I hope he raises a lot of money! We tend to read about these tragedies then quickly forget as they drop from the news.

  2. You always find people with such beautiful souls. Thank you

  3. Nice to hear of the good people do. : )

  4. I'm glad Mr. Edwards will go to Cambridge. My daughter got part of her education there. It was a rewarding experience.


  5. Two incredible stories! Thanks for sharing this each week. It's nice to read good news for a change.

  6. These stories make me smile. Thanks, B.

  7. Marie's right,I liked them too

  8. I thought both of these stories wonderful.
    I liked the quote at the start of your post too.

    Have a great weekend

    All the best Jan

  9. Hi Blogoratti - Geoff Edwards' story is inspirational ... while Kianoush Rostrami's generous gesture is great to read about - I sure hope he raises a great deal for the earthquake victims. The home - well I'm sure we'd all love it ... cheers Hilary

  10. What beautiful stories of inspiration!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Always good to see such great stories

  12. thank you, these are indeed uplifting...

  13. Good people. I had no idea of the success of Street News and Big Issue.

  14. That house is beautiful.

    I think that what they are doing is wonderful and truly inspiring. Hope more companies would have programs like these.

    Joy to the World

  15. What beautiful people. They are good souls.

  16. A very good quote, I´ll take it to my heart.
    Oh, I always thought the Big Issue was originally London-based - guess Bob the cat made me think so! Or, rather, James Bowen...

  17. The two young men you chose to share their stories are certainly living up to the Mandela quote.

  18. This is really a chic inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I bought a Big Issue just yesterday in the city ☺

  20. As usual very interesting! Thanks a lot for sharing)

  21. These are inspiring! Thanks for posting them -- and thanks, also, for your visit to Marmelade Gypsy!

  22. Awh those stories are inspiring. I love reading nice things about humanity when it seems like their is so much bad.
    xoxo Falasha
    Bite My Fashion

    Instagram| Bloglovin'| Facebook

  23. Love the Mandela quote. Some truly inspiring stories here. These things lift up all of humanity. x

  24. I have read of both these young men. Both are remarkable.

  25. Inspiring post my friend!

    thank you for sharing such encouraging and positive stuff that lifts my spirit up and make my belief strong that world still has light within!


Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Do connect with me on my other platforms below.

twitter: Iamblogoratti
Instagram: Iamblogoratti