Nasty Australia!

I had to write this…Damn it! I am very ashamed to be an Australian right now…It’s EMBARRASSING and SO Trump-like…It’s horrible!

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You know what the situation on Studio 10, Joe Hildebrands comments, did do? It showed how white people are so nasty they can’t even change the date, KNOWING what the 26th represents to it’s Indigenous people, for a public holiday that’s only been national since 1994. That they think people talking about something that has NOTHING to do with #changethedate somehow proves why they date shouldn’t be moved? I have never seen so much white privilege in my damn life before! The thing that is really bad, every single person whose doing the whataboutism…Are all white people…Like SHUT UP! You are embarrassing the rest of us!

I have never ever been more ashamed to be an Australian right now.

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What is SO irritating is that the same people saying they didn’t like being group together with the Gillette Ad, are the EXACT same people saying NOW it’s okay to make general sweeping statements.

Nurt Thursday – Think/Australian Reading Hour

Nurture Thursday

positive thought

I unfortunately nearly had a panic attack a couple of nights ago. I was able to calm my thoughts and I fell asleep without any problems. When I woke up in the morning, although I was so upset that it had happened. I was proud of myself that I was able to calm my mind., without needing any drugs.That, I held onto all day.

Practice Mindfulness.

Now, the reason I have put this together with the Australian Reading Hour is because I think that reading (especially our favourite novels) can help us to think and imagine. Imagine and think what we would like ourselves to be. It almost “perfect” that these two go together SO well on the same day.

For the last time…

I feel really lucky and yet feel horrible for saying that I am so happy to be an Australian and not an American today…I have forbidden the topic of the whole political situation right now. I can’t vote, so I feel completely hopeless and helpless, that I can ‘t vote. However, I saw this very beautifully written speech by Dan Rather (Wikipedia) and I had to share it. I am going to say though I don’t think it’s something I want to deal with anymore, it’s so toxic for me. It doesnt help that I can’t even vote!

RIP Phil Walsh

Today I was woken up in shock as I learnt the sad news that AFL Crows coach Phil Walsh had died and had been stabbed to death. The most shocking part of it all was that the perpetrator was his own son.

Well…maybe it’s not that shocking, after all around about 90% of violence and murders are by people that the person knows and these people are usually family members.

I am a big footy fan and the Crows are my team and although there are numerous statistics proving that this happens all the time, I think this is honestly the first time that I have ever heard of such a well known Coach or sports-person (in Australia) being stabbed or killed.

Tax Time!

Here in Australia we are coming to a very important time of year…Tax Time!

(Here is the website to the ATO’s website…very important information to read…https://www.ato.gov.au/Tax-professionals/Prepare-and-lodge/Tax-Time-2015/)

So from today until the 31st of October it’s time to put in and lodge your Tax forms Australians!

Halloweenie!

I am so happy that this Fridays edition lands on one of my favourite holidays! =D I’m not an American or Mexican, I am Australian so it’s not a “traditional” holiday here, but it grows every single year and I have never been happier about it. In fact this Friday night I am getting together with a few friends, dressing up and going out for the night. Guess who I am going as?…One Clue!

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I haven’t got the full costume on here, but I will take an update on the full costume. I just don’t really have the time to do the full outfit today…but I promise a full picture! The dress is from Black Milk Clothing. I am now really in love with this store, I already bought a TARDIS and they have a new “wrapped” collection coming out for Christmas!

I’m just putting this video here to get myself in the mood…I hope it works for you too! =D

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Twenty-fifth in a series of clips from the 2004 film version of The Phantom of the Opera. Performed by the Company, with Gerard Butler as The Phantom.

Quirky Facts!

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It’s been a bit of weird week for me this week, and so I decided for Fact Friday I am going to post some quirky facts and weird facts that I hope you have never even thought of before =D

Fun Facts about People:

Facts about People

Funology 2014, ‘Facts About People, <http://www.funology.com/facts-about-people/&gt;

Some unusual facts of Australia

Unusual Facts of Australia

  • Swimming – In 1838 it was declared illegal to swim at public beaches during the day! This law was enforced until 1902.
  • Female vote – Australia was the second country to give women the vote.
  • Sydney – Australia’s first and largest city. Also known as Sin City. Wanted to be Capital of Australia but its convict stigma counted against it.

Convict Creations 2014, ‘Unusual facts about Australia, <http://www.convictcreations.com/culture/facts.htm&gt;

Quirky Sexy Facts (DO NOT click on this link if under the age of 18)

Quirky Sexy Facts

Cerreta-Smith, M 2013, Did you know, She Knows, 29 August 2014, <http://www.sheknows.com/love-and-sex/articles/1015617/20-interesting-sex-facts&gt;

Baby Animals <3

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These last two weeks I have been surrounded with baby animals…The baby Ostriches are now just a little over two weeks and are doing amazingly well! There were a few days there were we all thought that they may have “Fainting Ostrich” syndrome…Which is basically where the new hatchings will not eat or drink and eventually starve to death…THIS DID NOT HAPPEN! =D

For some reason ever since these two lovely little lights of life have come into the world all I have been seeing recently are baby animals everywhere!

With this edition of “Fact Friday” I have decided to add a few pictures and links were you can say all the “Awws” you want to the sweet little baby animals and some interesting sites as well as sites where you can donate and are helpful sites dedicated to saving our wildlife and pets (please click these pictures to get to websites).

Baby Animal Names

Buzzfeed 2014, “The Cutest Baby Animals ever born in Australia”

Please click on me to go to "Australian Animal Rescue"
Please click on me to go to “Australian Animal Rescue”
Please click on us to check the "ASPCA" site
Please click on us to check the “ASPCA” site