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Glam Christmas at Cloud House!

Its that time of year again for digging out the chain saw and setting off in the forest to select a good sized Pine Christmas Tree. Destined for fire wood, this young pine will firstly have pride of place in our living room for the next 6wks, Glam’d up with flashing lights & tinsel!

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Cloud House Family Charity Work in Romania

Barely into my teens, I remember my TV screen and those of my friends being flooded with images of emaciated children with shaven-heads tied to, and banging their heads against the bars of rusting cots. As Romania’s unwanted children stared out at the world through their pale, gaunt faces their huge eyes touched my heart.
From that point I knew I would go to Romania to work with the orphans. Somehow almost 25 years has passed but finally I have the opportunity to go. With my children being wisked off to Florida for two weeks with their Daddy I decided to take advantage of my brief freedom by booking my volunteering trip to Romania. Researching again the current situation in Romania I am disheartened to discover that, although there has been huge improvements made to the care of abandoned and orphaned children in Romania the situation remains concerning. Many children are raised in group homes which rely on the generosity of charity to provide money for clothes and toys and volunteers to stimulate the children and provide the care they need.
There are many older children living in medical institutions and group homes who are severely disabled due to the poor conditions they were exposed to in the old style orphanages. Many children who have left these group homes unprepared and unskilled live on the streets high on drugs begging and stealing for their next meal and fix.
I will be traveling to Romania in October 2012 to spend 2 weeks on an Inspire program supporting the work of the FutureSense Foundation overseas working with some of these children. Since qualifying as a social worker in 1988 I have experience of working with disabled children, children at risk of harm, looked after children and working with disadvantaged, drug and alcohol dependent families. I hope that my experiences will enable me to make a difference, however small, to the lives of some of these children.

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Cloud House Farm in The Telegraph!

 
Check In, Chill Out, Switch Off. Cloud House Farm has always boasted its back2basics approach to family holidays, far away from Facebook and the X-box. Now The Telegraph picks up the story with this great guide to “low-tech” holidays in todays Travel Supplement by Dan Kieran;

 
Perfectly suited for the Urban Escapists, Cloud House Farm offers a unique experience to un-plug from the city and step out of the rat race.
Come and travel slowly in this beautiful mountain top hideaway, far far away from the office.
 
For more information visit Cloud House Farm, or contact us here.
 
SLOW Holidays by Cloud House.

Dare to be different.

 

 

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