So yesterday I read a "news" story about a 17 year old on the beach with a blood stain on her bathers. Comments on the story called her "gross" and "unhygienic" amongst the more rational "wtf is this a story?" Responses.
Shock fucking horror right?
I was so angry I couldn't even articulate a response that made sense. Possible because I too have my period at the moment (syncing babe!!)
But then I was sent this, the anger immediately changed to laughter.
Australia’s whole honey industry is under threat from imported honey. The solution is for Australians to support local beekeepers and buy local. Bee The Cure have produced this fantastic Honey Map to help you support the locals. www.beethecure.com.au Save the Bees Australia
Powerful images of 2016: Naomi Hogan presents Malcolm Turnbull with a map of Australia which reveals that 37.3% of Australia is covered by coal and gas licences and applications. That amounts to 285 million hectares - an area almost 13 times the size of Great Britain! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/australian_mining_map
ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT! I'm calling it! ENOUGH with the 'oh I really hope you don't have your baby Christmas Day. That would suck! That poor child!' Do you know how many people have said this to me? And do you know how it is 150% something I'd NEVER say to anyone else? I've had it said to me my whole pregnancy but the past week it's just escalated. YES I know I know, it's going to suck for the kid. Everyone knows this is a little bit of a pooey time to have a baby just being so close to Christmas. Who really wants to share the biggest 2 days in a year? No kid does! No one does! But fuck me, what am I supposed to do about it now? Would you like me to stitch it up for you if I go into labour? I've been brushing the comments off for, um, 9 months so far but boyyyyy today it's got me. Maybe it's the weather 😂 I didn't plan this. I was desperately trying to get pregnant so bub would arrive July/August/September... but hey, that didn't happen. I'm just so blessed it happened regardless of the month, and when I go to bed every night and stroke my belly and PRAY for a healthy delivery for us both, I couldn't give a rats ass what day its born on. As a mum, I've LOVED being pregnant at this time of year. Everyone is in a good mood, the weather is beautiful, it's just genuinely a happy time of year! I will love my baby boy or girl unconditionally and hey, even though they might hate me for giving birth so close to or on Christmas Day, us Cachia's will always throw one mother fucker of a party for them. There's MUCH worse things that could happen / going on in the world right now. VENT OVER 😂 I don't know who needs a drink more this week, me or Kris Jenner!
We always had a pillow case at the end of our bed on Christmas Eve for Father Christmas to leave all our presents. Did you? Here's a fabulous trip down memory lane from You Tube made by Screen Australia of a typical Aussie Christmas in 1958. Includes some wonderful scenes including a new dad looking at his new baby through a glass window, Christmas in the outback, Christmas lunch at the beach.....A wonderful time capsule of an Australia long gone; https://youtu.be/nXWFcNLSZiQ
First Constable Bramley is on dog sitting duties this Christmas eve. This little fella was found on Bell Street in Heidelberg after a close call with a taxi. Mr Shih Tzu does not have any tags, so if you recognise him please contact Heidelberg Police Station on 9450 8000.
There was a lot of talk about how 2016 was such a terrible year so I wanted to reflect back on some positives from last year on Humans...
In the last 12 months we have had some amazing stories and some spectacular photos on Humans! We've helped feed over 10,000 homeless with one story and saw how one man's act of kindness (and a great haircut) could help restore hope and dignity. We saw an outpouring of emotion towards people who were down on their luck and we helped some of them turn their lives around and get back on their feet. We've seen how people who have gone through breast cancer and lung transplants can give hope to those struggling through such battles now and inspire the rest of us.
This is because of all of you... I could post these stories and if you all did not support the page the way you do it would be for naught. Thank you all so much. You are the Humans In Melbourne and without you this page would not exist.
I have some dreams for 2017... I would love to see less people living on the streets and for those that do to be treated with respect, kindness and most of all understanding. It would be great to see Melbourne lead the world with how it supports the arts and embrace those who make our city so eclectic and beautiful. I don't want to see us rest on our laurels of "Most liveable city in the world" and start asking how we can become "Best city in the world." (I think we already are but we can always improve!) I want every other city to be looking at us and saying, "Melbourne, they are doing it right."
I want to see kindness every single day.
There are going to be challenges and I think we are ready for anything that comes our way. We are a brilliant city and i think we can only get better! There are many things already planned for Humans In Melbourne but I don't want to spoil any surprises 📚 😉
Let's make 2017 a year that as a city we can look back on and be proud of.
Best wishes to all of you for a magnificent year, let's look after eachother and make it a year to remember for all the right reasons.