Did you know?

Did you know that Australia didn’t have their “Australian Anthem” until 1984…I didn’t even know that! (Fantastic year though!) I found that out because of this douchebag…This is a Minister for Education -.-

So if we didn’t even HAVE the Australian Anthem, how can they have fought for the “anthem”? …That didn’t exist … Fact is, they didn’t. We had to stand under “God Save the Queen”… Surely a Minister for Education should know this basic information?

As @DoodyDarren said though: (I feel a few Americans can relate to this one!)

Our veterans didn’t fight for the anthem (or flag). They fought for their friends, family and the rest of us. They fought for PEOPLE. The anthem is supposed to represent us, but when we are divided (mostly due to politicians) it fails, and protest is warranted.

Luckily, pretty much all of the respondents on the post were common sense.

I started…

I cannot believe that I forgot to mention this to pretty much everyone, except for my partner.

I started an online course to do health administration. Which are the receptionist/front desk people at General Practices, Dentist, etc. I am honestly, excited to be doing it. I am already learning the differences between viruses, bacteria, pathogens etc. I started at the beginning of this week (online, so I can keep working) I’ve already passed one test and I handed up my first assignment today.

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It has been really nice learning something again. I think that learning is just something I’ll be doing for the rest of my life. Learning and Studying. I’ve been trying to get into courses on how to start your own business, but they are just all so expensive! I’ve been finding with this online course, I can keep working, learn and hopefully get myself something more permanent.

 

Share Your World, July Week 2, 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World, 9th July, 2018

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Oh, this is a hard one! I’ve come up with a couple…”Life Lessons with Lolly”, “Walks with Lolly”…Something with my nickname in it.

Which do you prefer sweet, salty or buttery? 

Can I have all three together?lol…It honestly depends. There is this popcorn called Johnny’s popcorn “sweet and salty”. It is SOOOOOOOO good, but the combination isn’t great on everything. If I had to chose though, I’d do with healthy sweet,lol.

What’s the finest education?

This is going to sound SO lame…Life is truly the finest education. I believe everyone should go to school, it helps gives you the basics (well they should, not all do). Of course there are specialised. Everything else we learn from our every day life to life.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

This has been a great week! Last week was so uncertain, but this week has been fantastic! I got all the things I need to start creating for my little business. The bag that I thought was gone after I tried to find it, last week, I got a call saying someone had found it. Everything was still in it!

A good Education

25. Education 

I do feel very fortunate that I was able to get a good education through the Public School system. I was very lucky with one teacher in particular, VERY lucky. If it hadn’t have been for him I would have never have realised that I suffered from Dyslexia.

I should start from the beginning…

Although I was lucky with the schools that I got into, the teachers weren’t exactly the best kind. They had their favourite smart students and pretty much the rest of us, were sort of ignored. I would get the same remarks over and over and over again, great ideas, your sentence structure is all mixed, even my English teacher made these remarks and she still did nothing. Why worry, when you’ve got the first group of really smart students in the same group. These students were the first group of “special students” who were ‘smarter than your average bear’.

It was SUCH a frustrating experience, I’d have the exact same ideas as my A+ friends, but something was always wrong with my “sentence structure”. My teachers just had their favourites, even my Drama teacher. He said for the big play he was going to let us audition and get in a real life experience. Then when we came back from holidays, he just gave the parts out…To the people we all know he was going too, and I got a walk on part.

Who knows…Maybe if I had an actual positive experience, where I would have gone? Even know I still think…Maybe I should do something…

UNTIL!

I started studying Classical Studies (Ancient Histories) and I was getting the same comments. However, my teacher actually pulled me aside and said that every major project he wanted to see me one-on-one. I had great ideas, but my sentence structure was all wrong. So I started to see him one-on-one before handing in my projects…Guess What…I got all A’s and B’s for that class…Amazing! It made me love Ancient History, it made me love learning and I felt less stupid…Which was probably the most rewarding things of the whole experience.

 

Wild Earth Safari

Since the beginning of October I have been watching a web cab feed called “Wild Earth Safari” and in Australia they run from 2:30pm-5:30pm and 12:30am to 3:30am. The web cam feed runs until January the 31st (although I, and many others, have asked, if there is any possibility of them running longer than that).

These feeds are taken from the game reserves of Djuma Game Reserve and Arathusa Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. You can all sorts of animal Lions, Leopards, Hippos, Ellies and Impala…Oh My!

They have experienced rangers and guides that drive around and along the way for the couple of hours they are with you. They will inform, and educate on a wide range of the flora and fauna of the animals and plants within their game reserves. They are incredibly good teachers and even when you see the true side of nature and the wild. They remind of you of “This is nature”.

I suggest you go and have a look at Wild Earth Safari and I’ll see you on the drive!

30 Days of Gratitude…Days 1 – 7

Day 1: New Hope  – Today was a weird day as originally I had a full day and night full of things to do and then over the last couple of weeks there became rapidly less to do, till finally all I had left to do was to attend a wedding ceremony which was only lasting an hour. Watching this lovely young couple made me realise how much I want to get married with the right person at the right time.

Then it occurred to me that I am not bitter towards my ex, or indeed any ex or any past relationship. “It is better to have a broken heart, than no heart at all” as my favourite Doctor in the whole wide world says. It was then that it occurred to me that I am so grateful to have heart that has gone through so much and yet it is so full of love. Whereas I have seen so many that turn bitter and cold and you can see how it is destroying their lives. I am grateful for my heart.

Day 2: My Mum – I know this sounds like a really sappy one, but it’s the truth! I have a great Mum! I realised this as she was picking me up from a far away place so I didn’t have to taxi back. I have decided to surprise her and take my Learners as a special Christmas present to her (I have to pass obviously). So it’s going to be a secret until I’ve passed. It may not seem like much to a lot of people, but I know how much it’ll mean to my Mum =D I’m hoping to have passed it by the end of this month, so I can show her right at the beginning of December. I am grateful that I have such a caring mother.

Day 3: A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met – I haven’t written friends or best friends because sometimes it can be people who we don’t know very well that can surprise us the most. Take today for example, I had a unexpected break down in feeling like a failure because I don’t feel like I am progressing through this year as I would have liked. I expected by the end of this year that I was going to have my dream job and my dream man. I have come SO close to having both and lost both through no fault of my own. Today though I had a bit of a break down on Facebook and I received this message from someone who I added but haven’t spoke too, and they sent me a private message about how they were shocked with how much I thought that I was failing. They let me know that it was sad to read because I send such a positive message on Facebook and they had no idea how badly I had been feeling. We had a good chat and I was so grateful that someone reached out when I needed a good chat the most.

Day 4: Volunteer Work – I am just grateful for the volunteer work that I’ve been allowed to do. My co-workers believe in me so much that they keep giving me different tasks to do and it makes my Library skills so much stronger. I wonder how much responsibility would they give me, if I was just a casual worker? I love where I volunteer and I am grateful to my co-workers to inspire me and remind of the hard work I put in, especially when I’ve given up on myself. When I feel like I am getting nowhere in my work, this reminds me of how much better I’m becoming.

Day 5: The Laughs – So I am having a really hard time with a project, it just never seems to end and in the middle of “about to blow my own mind up” a friend sent me a picture that made me laugh really loudly (in a cafe =S) I am so grateful for friends that don’t just ignore when I say “I’m about to explode” and they ignore…They actually try to make me laugh. Sometimes all I need is that 5 minutes of pure laughter. I am also doubly grateful that over this entire last year I have found those friends..SO much gratefulness!

Day 6: My ex – What a weird concept to be grateful for an ex! My first love (we’ll name him Reno) and I were together for about 3 years, the break up wasn’t really messy between us. However, there was a girl who created a lot of problems and it ended up badly. After a few years though we reconnected and now he is one of my best friends and I am so grateful for that! He keeps proving to me that he knows me better than anyone and gives me amazing guy advice. The last couple of months have been rough for me and he never seems to be mind when I get upset with men in general. I’ve been talking to him this past week and he knows not to keep going on about my last ex, but he keeps a conversation going. I realised a lot of people only seem to talk to me when they think I’m down rather than just having a normal conversation (or when they want something). Not Reno though, I didn’t realise until I started thinking about this whole grateful thing. Sometimes a “normal conversation” can be just what I need, so not everything is still about “him”.

Day 7: Books – It felt like such a funny thing to be grateful about. I am so grateful that I have had a good education to read the books that I enjoy. There are so many people out there that do not have the some luxuries that I have been able to have in my life. One of these is a good education which means that I am able to read the books that I enjoy and love so much. That gives my mind a break from the “real world”.

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Study! How to

I am in the middle of a huge research project so this isn’t going to be a huge “Fact Friday” today. What a better topic to write about though than studying! It’s a massive fact of life, at some point everybody will be in school…Or even schooling from the school of life! Which I think it is a completely legitimate school in itself.

So how do you study? Do you need completely quiet, can you study in a noisy workplace. Personally I need something quietly playing in the background while I’m studying. Is it’s too quiet my mind will start to wander and wonder, if it’s too loud I can’t concentrate on the studying.

WikiHow has some great ideas on how to study. They give advice on how to study alone and studying in a group.

College Humor have created this really funny parody about studying.

Published on 6 Jun 2012

Gotye sings about losing what’s most important to us all: basic math and spelling skills.

  • Category Comedy

  • Licence Standard YouTube Licence

 

 

 

Learn something new every day!

For this edition of Fact Friday I thought that I would introduce you to some sites that I have used and learned about through my Studies. If you are curious about our world or are stuck for looking for some information to study up on a topic…Look here!

*I do not own or create any of these sites*

Zidbits

From fun facts to scientific information, this page has everything that you want to know about. Some of the most popular topics are:

“What colour are the colours of your eyes when you shut them” and

“Does drinking something hot on a hot day cool you down”.

I love going to this site because it literally is the meaning of “You learn something new every day”.

Rating for learning something new: 5 out of 5

Fantastic Fiction

This is definitely a site for looking for that next book to read, with a bibliography of over 30,000 authors and information on 350,000 books. This is a fantastic site for looking for authors who write similarly to your favourite authors. It also informs you of any new stories that will be coming out soon

Rating for learning something new: 5 out of 5 (you learn about new books and new authors!)

The Free Dictionary

This is such a fun site! You get a daily article, you can play likes Hangman and Spelling Bee. You can create your own page. The main articles on today’s page are about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Researchers releasing thousands of Mosquito’s (who knows why!…Read the article!)

Rating for learning something new: 5 out of 5…and it’s fun too!