Appreciate a Dragon Day

Well, who doesn’t love a Dragon!

Mother of Dragons

Anne Stokes

Oriental Dragons,

I love them all! I don’t think there is a Dragon, I don’t love. Even the real ones! There are dragons all over my room. The Appreciate A Dragon Day has been celebrated since 2004. Donita K. Paul has established this special Day as to appreciate the dragons which thought to be lived and the ones that are living in the literature and imagination. She has created such a Day to celebrate the release of her book, DragonSpell.

There are numerous ways available in which you can appreciate a Dragon. As it is a Day for literature, you can indulge in reading books that let you know more about the dragons, its history, origin, and historical significance. Let out your creativity to paint, draw, or make dragon pictures. Tell your children a story of the dragons. You can even organize a dragon puppet show in the nearby location. Start collecting stuffed dragons and you can take pictures and share it on the social media using the hashtag #AppreciateADragonDay.

So appreciate your Dragons!

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Nurt Thursday – Celebrate!

Nurture Thursday – Celebrate

What do you like to celebrate? Do you celebrate just being alive another day? Do you celebrate that you got another shift at work? Do you celebrate that you made yourself eat well? Do you celebrate every single day that you’ve kicked another day of addiction with “no” addiction issues?

There is no shame is celebrating what has given you joy, even if it might seem to be on a small scale to everyone else. An achievement is an achievement.

Celebrate the little things.

900 and beyond!

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I have now officially gotten over 900 readers…I’d just like to say hello to my new readers. I don’t really feel comfortable with calling anyone a follower. I just think it’s…it just makes me feel a bit uncomfortable.

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I am excited though…I was excited when one person decided to start reading my Blog…Let alone over 900! I don’t think I’ll get to 1000 by the end of the year, but it shows to me that people are reading what I’m writing. It also gives me encouragement I still want to start selling things. I’ve been thinking more along the lines of bookmarks, cups/mugs…With sayings from my Blog. I wanted to do the candles but it’s too hard, and there are so many other options out there!

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Halloween and Paganism = Thank you!

https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/wish-people-stop-whingeing-halloween-205427245.html

I agree with the above article. A LOT of people complain about Halloween in Australia “We’re not Americans”. No we are not Americans but Halloween wasn’t “invented” by the Americans either. The only true part they came up with was the trick and treating. Like most “Christians” events…They were taken from Pagans/Celts…What is it with Americans and the Irish? They’ve always seemed to have “issues” lol.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain

I am actually part Irish (and I love it).

It’s a festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the darker half of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the  a Celtic Day actually began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between. There are four other Gaelic Season Festivals: Imbolc,Bealtaine and Lughnasadh.

Samhain

A lot of Witches Celtic and Pagan, celebrate Sahmain for the “Thinning of the veil”, the one night of the year to celebrate loved one lost. The best night to speak with the dead. It’s just a funny thing because my Gran has always said that I tend to “live beyond the veil” sometimes. When I was little, if I didn’t want to be somewhere…I’d just go…If that makes sense? Not physically go…In the more “olden days” people would put out extra plates and cups for the dearly departed.

Veil is Thinning

I think the festival of Sahmain is something that really does speak to me. As mentioned above I am part Irish, so this seems absolutely perfect too me. My Gran, who is even more Irish than myself, is happy about this too. I did not know that she celebrated it too!

Samhain is pronounced “sah-win” or “sow-in.”

Do you have any traditions at this time of year?

 

800!

800

Considering I am always genuinely shocked whenever I get one reader following me. 800 is amazing! That’s a lot for myself! It makes me feel like

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Be cool Lolsy, Be Cool…

Thank you all who started to read my Blog! You’ve made this girl very happy =D

I wrote a post a couple of weeks back saying that if I could get close to 1000 near the end of the year, that I would do a give away. I am still going to do that. In fact, I’ve already gotten a couple of things for it…So watch this space for me! 4 month until Christmas! I think if it keeps going the way it’s going…I can see getting to the 1000 readers by the end of the year. That would be really fantastic!

I just have to find a way to do the giveaway! Does anyone know how to set one up on WordPress?

I’m taking it back!

Although I am totally divided on the whole Australia Day controversy. I feel we need another name for the day, but I also feel like we can still have an “Australia Day”. Just not on this day! Does anyone have a problem with another public Summer holiday?

However I am heading and staying over for the night at one of more popular beach towns and I want to take it back! One of the people who I have banished from my life forever, always called it “hers” when she doesn’t even live here! It’s always been about her…But it never was and it will never be again! It’s my town now!

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Also did you know that Luna Park in Sydney was originally first in Adelaide at Glenelg Beach? Adelaide was too small a town at the time though, they decided they’d take it to Sydney…So middle fingers up to all those people who say that Sydney’s Luna Park is better than Melbourne’s Luna Park…We had it first!

 

 

4 Years on…

Over the weekend I have had the pleasure of celebrating a very important anniversary today…It has been 4 years (since today) that I posted my first Blog post. How exciting!

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For those who are regular readers will know that I actually started this Blog as a school subject, about different type of social media type websites…and the rest they say is History! 4 years on and 550 readers on and I am still going!

Which is a feat in itself!

I have about 5-10 diaries and they all have about 10 maybe 15 pages full and then I just dropped them off and that was it. The fact that I have managed to keep this up for 4 years and make regular posts is absolutely amazing too me.

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Maybe use it as a chance to make some changes?

 

 

Happy Birthday Your Majesty

So YAY to long weekends! Is there anything better than a long weekend? Unless of course you’re a casual worker like me, where you can be called in every day, so you never really relax. It’s hard to describe to people who have never been a casual worker before. I feel like I have to act like I am going to work the next day, even when I’m not scheduled, because I could still be called in. I do not want to be called into work and be all hung over, or something like that.

The reason for our pubic holidays is to celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth birthday. Since Australia is apart of the Commonwealth, we get a public holiday, It’s a little odd though. The Queens ACTUAL Birthday is April 21st, but her “official” birthday is always on a Saturday during June, generally the second weekend.

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So why the second birthday? (Other than…How cool would that be?!)

Queen Elizabeth is not the first Royal Family member to have a second birthday. The tradition was believed to have started with the Reign of King George II in 1748. The answer really is quiet simple and you can see when you see the reason why it started to become a tradition. George II was born in October but the annual summer military cavalcade became a celebration of the king as well as the armed forces.

This Birthday weekend starts now…

My actual birthday is tomorrow (Saturday), but I have things happening from now. So you probably wont hear from me at all for a couple of days, apart from one post that’s already been scheduled. I tried to get something that would get everyone together, but other people sharing the same week as me had different plans. So now I’ve got to see three different groups of people at different times.

Although I am excited to see people I care about, do you find that Birthdays tend to very rarely go the way you want them too? People ask you what you want too do, but they don’t really mean it? Even presents start becoming a disappointed, I had all these people ask me for my wishlists and now they’re all telling me that they’re just going to give me money? Like, what’s the point?lol…I couldn’t buy the things I wanted because I thought one of them were getting it, and now they’re all sold out. I have to celebrate my Birthday, not on my Birthday, but on someone’s non-birthday too and my partner wants to go straight to one celebration, without seeing my Dog and I want to see my Dog.

My Mum even said that we could have a combined Mothers Day and my Birthday thing and I said “HELL NO!” We’ve done that for the last couple of years and I end up doing the dishes all by myself, even though my cousins kids are perfectly old enough to help, while they complain about how bored they are. Including last year when I had hurt my leg and hobbling around in pain…Happy Birthday to me!lol