Before I start, a quick reminder to get your entries in to win a free Brain Box kids game from the fantastic fair trade small business Little Minds Learning. They’ve got some beautiful stuff as well, so give them a browse.
So. Is everyone excited by the election result?
Yeah, me too!
I’m still a bit spanked from spending all Saturday at the booths handing out political propaganda for a minor party that shall remain unnamed (like you can’t all guess which one it would be anyway), so this post is going to be a bit rough.
(… okay, if I’m really going to be honest with you, my sorry state probably has more to do with the Saturday night I spent celebrating with my fellow election tragics, and the fact that I chose to spend last night obsessive-compulsively reloading the ABC’s election infographic and reading up on our new king/queen-makers instead of sleeping like I should have….)
But I did want to mention a fair trade/ethical business for any Brisvegians reading this. The afore-mentioned post-election bash was held at a cafe called Bleeding Heart Cafe.
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The most common way I hear the phrase “bleeding heart” used is as a prefix to the label “liberal” (the small-l kind, not Tony Big Ears kind), which is kind of confusing, because the most famous bleeding heart I know was a conservative one (or so another minor party, which I wasn’t handing out propaganda for, tells me).
But in true Bleeding Heart style, the Bleeding Heart Cafe has “reclaimed” this term for their fair trade cafe, art space, node of social enterprise and ethical goods retail outlet. I have it on very good authority (if a drunken politics geek I was randomly chatting to can be considered a good authority) that their coffee is top-notch. I can personally vouch for the awesomeness of the heritage building they’re in and the comfyness of their couches. So, if you’re ever in the city, give them whirl.
Did I mention fair trade coffee? Your bleeding heart (or thumping head) will thank you.
Disclosure: Little Minds Learning have repaid me for this by linking to my business site (though they’re doing that because I blogged about them a little while ago, and I didn’t ask for the link, they volunteered it (not that I said “no”)).
I’m not receiving anything for the other endorsements I just made, beyond the warm fuzzies I get for spreading the love (eternal salvation not-withstanding).