On October 3rd 2014 my two boys (Dow and Orly) and I set off on a trip around the world. Over a period of six months we will be travelling to seven different countries to find seven different colours, raising money for the charity War Child as we go.
In India we will travel to saffron fields that lie in the mountains of Kashmir, join the harvesters in a sea of blue crocuses which hide the yellow stamen that produces the most expensive spice in the world.
In China we will trek to temples to find the most prized china that the Ming emperors were buried with, prized because it was glazed with celedon green.
In New Zealand we will find the lavender fields and the purple sea snails that weep the colour violet.
In Australia we will venture deep into the interior to find Aboriginal settlements and the ancient cave paintings of red ochre that date back to the earliest of mankind’s paintings.
In Chile we will seek out the Lapis Lazuli mines, that lie high in the Andes at 4000m, and find the rock that can be made into the blue pigment that has painted a thousand skies.
In South Carolina we will find the Indigo fields, journey to the plantations that carry the legacy of the American slave trade. In Italy we will discover the secret recipe that is cremona, the orange varnish that has coloured the violins of Stradavari.
If you would like to donate please go to Just Giving or text RABO77 and the amount you would like to give to 70070.