“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us but what we do.” Jane Austen

In case you would like to find out more about some of the organisations and projects we talk about here at Staircase 9 17, we’ve added some resources below.

Websites

Donate and support

Action for Happiness

Book Aid

British Heart Foundation Furniture Shops

Cancer Research UK

Chawton House Library

Freecycle

Goodwill

Habitat for Humanity: ReStore 

International Day of Happiness

Oxfam America

Oxfam UK Online Bookshop

The National Trust

Salvation Army USA

World Kindness

Fitness

Charity Miles

The Good Gym

Give while you search or play

Everyclick

Goodsearch

Free Rice

Learn and be inspired

Duolingo

Futurelearn

International Day of Happiness

How to Raise Happy Kids

So You Want to Start a Lemonade Stand!

TED Talks

Zero Waste Week

Volunteer

Alzheimer’s Society

The Big Butterfly Count UK

Buffalo String Works

Dementia Friends UK

Dementia Friends USA

Helpful Peeps

Librivox

The Silver Line

Bookshelf

A Room with a View, by E. M. Forster

Asterix the Gladiator, by Goscinny and Uderzo

Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope

Black Sheep, by Georgette Heyer

The Christmas Chronicles, by Nigel Slater

The Cicero Trilogy, by Robert Harris

Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons

The Compleet Molesworth, by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle

The Doctor’s Kitchen, by Dr Rupy Aujla

The Duke’s Children, by Anthony Trollope

The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo

The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R Tolkien

The Patience of the Spider, by Andrea Camilleri

Selected Poems, by Dylan Thomas

Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne

Songs

Bring me sunshine, by Morecombe and Wise

Happy, by Pharell Williams

I wish I knew how it would feel to be free, by Nina Simone

Blogs we like

Gretchen Rubin

Midlifechic

Miranda’s Notebook

Positive News

The Reader

Simply Kierste