Our Time of Gifts is my year-long adventure in sharing and collaboration. Each week, I will loan or give something away, then write about it.

I'll also try to borrow an item, receive a gift, or take advantage of someone's skills. Not necessarily in return, as this isn't an experiment in bartering. Instead, I want to explore, through stories on my blog, the difference that regular collaboration makes to my family, our friendship circles, household finances, and happiness levels.

Does sharing happen spontaneously, or can it be helped along by some of the new schemes springing up on the internet or elsewhere?

By the end of this year, I'm hoping to have some answers. And a whole load of incredible stories to tell. These tales will all say something about today's society, and the people that live in it.

Our Time of Gifts has already dramatically changed the course of events, for the better. 

I had hoped that giving something away each week might bring new friendships to our door. And deepen the bonds we already have with our friends, family and neighbours.

But I never foresaw that just a small amount of sharing could help prevent a death.

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  1. What a lovely, lovely idea. I really look forward to reading more!

    1. Thank you! I'm really pleased to know you're following.