Random links of interest

Things which don't fit under any of the other headings...
that interest/intrigue me, or I think should be better known.
Enthusiasms
Afghanistan
Good Causes
Useful and informative links
Selfindulgence

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Enthusiasms

British Women Novelists, 1910s-1960s: 'The middle-brows'. My own page about some (mostly) undervalued favourites.

Louise Nevelson: my favourite sculptor . A guide to some online exhibits

The Georgia O'Keeffe On-Line Gallery: impressive number of images, plus links

Purely Australian Clothing Co: unique knitwear, I love it.

John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee

Aeon Flux: weird cult adult action animation series, I caught a few episodes while in the USA in autumn 1995 and have been intrigued ever since.

K's Antonia Forest site: children's author whose books about the Marlow family are enjoyed by readers of all ages

The Cool Chile Co: mail order suppliers of hot stuff
and for more information on flavoursome substances more generally, Spices - Exotic Flavors and Medicines: a history of spices.

Amy Christie: diamonds may be a girl's best friend but these jewellery designs in glass are rather special

Edward Gorey

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Afghanistan

In my India Office Records days I went to Afghanistan - between the internal coup and the Soviet invasion

The Swiss Afghanistan Institute: in German

The Institute for Afghan Studies: 'a non-profit, non-political and independent organization, founded and run by young Afghan scholars from around the globe. The mission of the Institute is to be a center for research and a credible source of information about Afghanistan.'

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Good Causes

The Hunger Site: one button click (one a day only) feeds one hungry person; see also the related Literacy Site

FORWARD - Safeguarding rights and dignity
'an African Diaspora led UK-registered campaign and support charity dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the health and rights of African girls and women, in particular female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced and child marriage.'

Water Aid: the only charity in the UK that specialises in providing three things to the poorest people in developing countries: water, sanitation and hygiene promotion. Details of current appeals.

Feminists Against Censorship

Afghanaid: works with rural communities in Afghanistan, helping them to find sustainable solutions

Ethiopiaid: Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital: 'world-renowned for its treatment of women who have suffered terrible injuries during childbirth. They have treated over 20,000 patients, many of whom have endured years of incontinence and shame.... refugees not from political persecution but societal disdain'.

Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture: provides care and rehabilitation for individuals and their families who have been subjected to torture and other forms of organised violence.

Amnesty International: promoting general awareness of human rights and opposing specific abuses of human rights.

St Mungo's: London's largest homelessness agency.

Women at Risk

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
independent international medical relief organization.

And 3 which for specific personal and family reasons I believe deserve support:

The Migraine Trust. As a life-long sufferer myself...

The Multiple Sclerosis Society: giving advice and support to people with MS and supporting research.

Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent

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Useful and informative links

POS Ltd - Palmtop and Organiser Services: the hospital for sick Psions. Highly recommended.

Why are there so few women in science?: On-line debate hosted by Nature

The Guardian Unlimited website

The Universal Currency Converter: an invaluable resource for the cyber-shopper

Common Errors in English Usage

The Phrontistery
'dedicated to expanding the study and enjoyment of English words and wordplay through the medium of the Internet. The Internet is an exciting new medium, and moreover one that involves its users in the use of written language. Far from resulting in the intellectual and linguistic stagnation of society, I see the Web as a remarkable opportunity for lovers of language to unite and share their common joy.'

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Selfindulgence

Spa Seekers,formerly Healthy Venues: 'Central advice and reservation service for health farms, health spas and day spas all over the UK '.

Grayshott Hall wonderful health retreat

The Sanctuary Day Spa in Covent Garden

Aromatherapy Associates

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