With O Week in full swing. we're giving away 10% off to all Uni and TAFE students across Australia. So you can still live spicy while being on a student's budget. T&Cs apply. https://goo.gl/nRbwBw #LiveSpicy #OWeek
The Australian Energy Market Operator is forecasting a potential shortfall of generation capacity in NSW late tomorrow afternoon. If directed, electricity providers will be required to interrupt supply to some of their customers. This is likely to happen on very short notice. If it does, they will try to minimise disruption for their customers and provide as much information as they can.
Ausgrid have reviewed all jobs that require power to be interrupted to customers over the next three days. This is part of their normal process for extreme weather days and forecats of 40 degrees plus. They have cancelled planned outages at Ashfield, Haberfield, Kitchener, Lemon Tree Passage and Merriwa.
Emergency crews are ready to respond if there any unplanned power interruptions over the weekend. - Ausgrid.
Right now, the Japanese whaling fleet is hunting whales in the Southern Ocean! Whaling is cruel and there is no humane way to kill a whale at sea with an exploding harpoon.There is no place for whaling in our oceans.
Send a loud and clear message that Australians will not tolerate the hunting of whales.The whales need you: http://ow.ly/N4Mi308PdjQ
We all have a school teacher we'll never forget - one whose dedication to their students and the wider school community goes well beyond anything ever written in the job description.
For me, that was Miss West, my teacher in 4th & 5th class at Campbelltown Primary School. She was all about the three R's...and so much more beyond, from getting us to learn all the classic Australian poems (I can still recite them all now), good handwriting, choir, impeccable manners. Miss West never married because as she told me years later, "How would I find the time? My students keep me so busy." Late last year I went to visit her at home, at 81, still living a few blocks from the school she taught at for more than four decades (even teaching three generations in some families), and still in possession of some of my old exercise books, which, she reminded me she had kept.
But that day she gave those exercise books back to me, and for some reason we both got quite emotional.
Well I'm so glad I made that trip, because Miss West died on Friday after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
I will treasure these pics you see above. That's me as one of her happy, smiling charges in 4th class (bottom left), the proud woman I remember (top left), and our recent reunion on the right.
Vale Miss West. And thank you. You shaped countless lives - well beyond our school years - and you will be missed.
Just another example of why you shouldn't feel 'guilty' refusing a friend or family member access to your child if they're unwell. What may seem like a common cold to an adult, can be life threatening in babies. Thoughts go out to this family, get well soon Harper and Harlow.
From exploring Mount Gambier's underground oasis: Umpherston Sinkhole, to lavish food and wine stop-overs at Gather Food And Wine and Wynns Coonawarra Estate, there's so much to do and see! http://bit.ly/AdltoMelbDriving 🚗🍴🌴🍷🐨
Giveaway time! We are giving one family a chance to WIN the ultimate Mornington Peninsula day out... enjoy a ride on the Arthurs Seat Eagle and a clay and bathe experience at Peninsula Hot Springs newest experience Clay Ridge. All you have to do is LIKE Arthurs Seat Eagle and Peninsula Hot Springs and comment below to go in the draw. The winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday 21st February. The winner will receive tickets for 2 adults and 2 children to each experience.
I was walking along Flinders Street when I saw this young guy offering a homeless man some stuff out of a bag. Of course I had to ask him what was going on!
"What are you doing?"
"I have been in Melbourne for 6 months and I fly back to France at 11 tonight. I had all this stuff that I can't take with me so instead of just throwing it away I thought I'd offer it to people who need it. Melbourne has given me so much in my visit and this is what I can do to give back before I leave."
"That's amazing mate, will you ever come back to Melbourne?"
"As soon as I possibly can. I love this city!"
These little acts of kindness and thoughtfulness make the world such a better place. Thanks for making Melbourne a better place before you left Flo.
#melbourneiloveyou This story is a flashback from 2016 😊
An incredibly beautiful capture by Bjorn Baklien who says:
"This shot was taken from high up on the less trodden area on Mt Campbell which overlooks Dove Lake, Hansons Peak and lake and Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. I climbed here specifically to take a planned panoramic shot earlier but as I was leaving a bit of colour developed in the sky so I took a couple of frames around sunset. One of the best viewpoints in the Cradle Mountain National Park." #Tasmania
You can also follow Bjorn via instagram: www.instagram.com/bjornbaklien