World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day, sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day, or just Chocolate Day, is an annual celebration of chocolate, occurring globally on July 7, which some suggest to be the anniversary of the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550. The observance of World Chocolate Day dates back to 2009.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I am not a natural chocolate person, I have to be in the mood of chocolate. Luckily, during Winter I do love my chocolate!

In fact, I think that I’ll make myself a little hot chocolate when I get home from work tonight. What is your favourite chocolate treat?

Sometimes

Sometimes, I love to look up into the sky.

It’s hard to believe when you look up, no matter the weather.

That the world is currently as crazy as it is.

Since the kitties passing, I’ve been putting out wild bird seed.

I get to see all kinds of birds now, mainly pigeons though. Still waiting for the seagulls.

Sometimes, if they let me, I love to just look at the birds.

Yes, even the pigeons.

I can’t believe they don’t seem realise how crazy this world is.

It’s peaceful.

This is what every day should be like, peaceful.

Sensible, how things should be.

Getting on with it. None of this silly “whose genitals are what”

None of these “That total and utter jerk wad, is so hot”.

Why do we want to grow up, at all?

World Oceans Day

I watched “The Meg” over the weekend, so when I saw this, I thought “cool” lol.

World Oceans Day is celebrated on 8 June 2022. Each year on World Oceans Day we raise awareness about ending overfishing and protecting our oceans.

This year’s United Nations World Oceans Day, on 8 June 2022, will highlight the theme Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean. This is the first hybrid celebration of the annual event, hosted in-person at the UN Headquarters in New York and broadcast live.

The Seven Seas include the Arctic, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific, Indian, and Southern oceans. I am first generation Australia, so we are pretty surrounded by water, haha.

I have an up and down relationship with the Ocean in particular, when I was little I lived really close to the beach, basically across the road from it. My Dad freaked out about the mortgage, and didn’t want pay for one, so we lost a house that is now worth OVER a millions dollars … spewing …

Anyway, letting that go…Just … I once had this “I am Queen of the Ocean relationship” until I was dunked four times in a row by it. Basically, I nearly drowned. Never really trusted it again, a few years ago now though. I went “swimming” with the dolphins. You go out on a boat, into the ocean and you snorkel, hold onto with a rope. You can see the dolphins in their natural habit.

It was cool, but also the weirdest feeling. It felt, weirdly, claustrophobic. Even though we were in the Ocean, it felt claustrophobic. It was a really odd feeling, lol. Completely amazing, but odd, lol

World Book and Copyright Day 2022

23 April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books.

What do you love the most about books?

I love just “going away” for a little bit. Somewhere that’s not real, somewhere my imagination can take me away for a little while. Where I can dream, but come back as soon as I want too. I don’t HAVE to travel to get where I want to, or come back from. I’m there and back again, a Hobbits tale, lol.

If you want to talk more books, come and chat on my Discord Book Channel! ❤ Happy Book Day.

“Good ole days”

As bad as everything is now, I don’t want the “old days” back. The reason why NOW is so bad, is because the good ole days, let a lot of things slide. As much as I dislike Trump, I think his “Presidency” showed a LOT of what’s wrong with the world.

So what am I looking forward too in the hopeful not to distant future:

A MUCH better system of Government, there’s no way we can keep doing it the way it is. We need to make room for independent government members.

Finally people making actual equal rights for LGBTQIA + people.

Something to actually STOP Trump from running for POTUS again.

The Royal Commission, in Australia, into the Murdoch Media Enterprise.

World Peace…That may be a little bit unrealistic.

Becoming affiliate on Twitch.

My Discord channel is becoming more active, so that’s exciting!

The rest of the week

I started off the week with, I can’t believe this is the way the world is right now. It is, but it doesn’t mean we have to continue with ourselves being stupid. We can take the attitude and try to create a more positive state of world for ourselves and try our best for others.

After this post, all positive for the rest of the week.

Personally, I am spending more time off of Twitter. It was stupid before, but now it’s just getting, well honestly, pretty violent on there. Twitter are literally doing nothing to stop it. There are people on there (apart from Rowling) just saying b-shit. You know, even a couple of years ago, they eventually did something about Trump, and COVID? Well now, they’re doing nothing really. It’s not just Rowling, it’s a lot of people, especially those on the right, who are actually threatening people who have pronouns. And Twitter? Do not even delete the tweets.

How many more times do we need to find out that a mass murderer was really obviously on some spiral on Twitter? Andy Ngo is inspiring others to kill every day and what do Twitter do? Literally nothing. Then he gets all offended when a College Campus do not want him on their campus. Is he kidding? Not sorry, but people don’t like you Andy.

Then of course, while literally threatening to kill people for using pronouns. They use pronouns.

We use pronouns every single day. I can totally understand that using they/them may get confusing, when you’re brought up with only she/her or he/him. I am still getting it wrong, but to threaten to kill people?

Pronouns – What Are Pronouns? – Types, Examples & Definition (Study.com)

It is just getting ridiculous.

Interesting Update:

Interesting Update: There was a YouGov poll that came out today, in the UK. I don’t know if it has anything to do with backlash against not banning trans people from conversion therapy. But the poll says that the majority of Tory MPs want the ban to cover trans people too. Not a HUGE majority, but a majority still the same 😂

“As the person in power, the PM’s primary role is to protect the most vulnerable in his society”

Can you believe it?

As the fabulous Blanche Devereaux said

Well, I am stunned. Just stunned. Stunned is the only way to describe how… stunned I am!”

And it kind of feels like that no matter where you look. You look there “oh no that’s bad”, so you look over there “oh no, that’s bad too”…”and it’s not looking so great over there”.

Two days before Travie past, we thought he had depression. So I bought all this stuff to cheer him up. I still get notification from the pet store. At first it depressed me, but you know something? There are a lot of amazing things for pets out there. I am going to use Travie’s Insta to advertise that a lot more. (mynameistravie)

My Twitch channel is progressing, I can now give VIP things to people I like =D I don’t know WHAT that means though, lol … So close to affiliate, and my plan is to then help raise money for different charities.

Emma Watson saying that she speaks for ALL Witches, badass. And yet some people were not satisfied with that even! She was just throwing “crumbs”. What Watson did, was take on Rowling, and the comments about Emma from a lot of GCs and transphobes. She did so much MORE than just throw crumbs.

It is like everywhere you look, there are bad things. So you have to look for look for the little rays of light inbetween the dark clouds, otherwise you will go mad.

It is completely weird…but that’s our world…

I participated in a poll last week, where we were asked if we trusted politicians or the media. Media lost, by over half and with 6,000 votes. Is it because we KNOW politicians will always be shifty? Whereas, I think I’m not alone in writing this…I don’t trust the media anymore. I EXPECT, and from the comments, so did others. You expect politicians to be shifty and nasty, even the nice ones. The media is SUPPOSED to be our defense against that.

Another one that I came across was the TERFS. Saying that one trans people want to take and take and take, and have taken everything “sacred” to females…Like if these females want public bathrooms that badly, they can bloody well have them. And yet, they’re confused when people call them “weird TERFs” because they (adults) are talking about complete strangers children’s orgasms, with no medical or health degree on Twitter. THAT IS FREAKING WEIRD! Too sit there publicly talking about how only women have cervices. One, not all women have a cervix, and not only women have one either. I ended up saying “The only difference between TERFs and MRA’S, MRA’s aren’t pretending they’re not obsessed with other’s genitals”.

But then Boris Johnson went and said this…’biology is very important but…’ and said he believed in treating everyone with ‘dignity and respect’.

So now, I’m like…whaaaaaa

The world in generally has just completely lost the plot. It’s a weird world, we’re living in…a mad world…even? The weirdest thing to me, is that the people in charge, like Johnson, Morrison (Australia), the BBC and the ABC. All these people have had jobs during the whole time, during each lockdown, in each country. They were allowed and kept going to work. So it’s weird to see them losing the plot.

My mum, as an example, has been able to work during most of the lockdowns. Has she had said to me previously, nothing really changed for her. But yet you see these Ministers and Journalists, actually working, and had somewhere to go and getting out of their homes during COVID, losing their minds.

World Animal Welfare Day

Why do we celebrate World Animal Welfare Day?

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The mission of World Animal Day is “to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.

Celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

The theme for the World Animal Day 2021 is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet.”

Wikipedia – World Animal Day

World Animal Day was originated by cynologist Heinrich Zimmermann. He organized the first World Animal Day on 24 March 1925 at the Sport Palace in Berlin, Germany. Over 5,000 people attended this first event. The event was originally scheduled for 4 October, to align with the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology, however the venue was not available on that day. The event was moved to 4 October for the first time in 1929.

Wikipedia

World Animal Day 2021: History, Significance, Quotes and Wishes – OCTOBER 04, 2021, “WORLD ANIMAL DAY 2021: QUOTES AND WISHES”, News 18/Lifestyle

Do you have a favourite animal, wild or domesticated that you’d like to share with us?

Medics who are “mad”

Over the week I read a article about two healthcare workers (a mother and a daughter) dying from COVID. They weren’t vaccinated. They passed within roughly a week of each other.

I just kept re-reading the same words over and over again…”health care workers”. Who were anti-vax, and thus died from COVID. Is that real? Yes, it is.

Covid-19: Mother and daughter die days apart in hospital.

Mr McAllister said both his daughter and his ex-partner Ms Maddern were domiciliary care workers, who looked after elderly people in their own homes.

I am going to swear, how in FUCK, were these two allowed near elderly people? They didn’t want the vaccine, fine. But do NOT work around vulnerable people!

What is going on in the world? Like seriously.

I saw a tweet about this topic and someone said “That’s a bit iffy, them being around the elderly isn’t it”? And this woman actually had the audacity to say “Why would it matter”?

You have the Freedom to do what you want, but you do not have the Freedom to put my life at risk. You do not have the right to put my Gran’s life at risk. You don’t have a single Freedom, that means you get to harm those around. You don’t want to get vaccinated, you don’t want to do the least you can do to help your fellow “man”. Go back into the hell hole you create for yourself and STAY THERE. If I find out that you’ve put my life or my Gran’s life at risk, I am COMING FOR YOU! … And I will take your little dog from you too!