I just wanted to let you know our gorgeous girl will be laid to rest on Friday 17th March (St Patrick's Day). Lisa returns home on Wednesday to spend her last couple of days with our family.
It's hard to express exactly how we are feeling at the moment as our emotions change multiple times a day. At night I find myself haunted by the terrible memory of walking out of the hospital in the early hours of the morning without our beautiful girl. I thought my heart would break in two.
We have been keeping busy organising Lisa's funeral which has helped, too much thinking time is not good for any of us at the moment. With every decision made about the service etc I can hear Lisa chirping in my ear about what exactly she wants, this makes me smile as I think even in death you want to control what's happening:) Lisa always had an eye for detail and heaven forbid if you didn't listen to her advice (orders) LoL:)
I truly hope we do her proud.
I know you have already given us more than we could ever have dreamt off with regards to love and support for Lisa and the family but I wonder could I ask a small favour. Could you please wear something yellow on Friday, clothes or accessories, as a yellow ribbon represents Sarcoma and Lisa was passionate about raising awareness of this type of cancer and please feel free to post a photo as we'd love to see them.
Your heartfelt messages and comments have provided us with so much comfort throughout this journey. I know that Lisa will be looking down with pride, in fact she'll be celebrating the 65,000 followers with a glass of Mumm, which will probably result in a wee dance, 3 glasses of champagne and she was boogieing.
I'll be perfectly honest, most of Love Your Sister's 'partnerships' have sucked, which is why you usually don't hear about them (we're a bit too 'authentic' for most corporates). But today I'm especially proud. Our mum and dad were both bi and LYS has always supported equal rights for all, and these days many brave corporates like Sensis are standing up too. So thanks to Sensis for having the balls to support a charity that swears and to stand up for common sense on issues like free love...onya, xsam
Note: In the interests of transparency, Sensis gave us 20K for operations last year (to help us preserve your donations), and have built our new site coming soon. They have never asked to be thanked, or for access to this page. This is the link to their page if you wanna take it a step further a give them a like. If enough of us do this, it might increase the likelihood of another cheque too, which would be fab as we don't even have oil for our rags anymore. xxsam
If you were/are offended, in any way, by the video of the Father doing the live BBC cross trying to deal with his kids busting in, YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM. AND HAVE OBVIOUSLY NEVER WORKED FROM HOME. (It's on my page if you're yet to see it)
We have another stunning feature for you today with amazing shots from all across Tassie :)
We start with a visit to the rarely photographed Cathedral Mountain before trekking to Mount Murchison on Tassie’s west coast. We then journey to Rocky Cape, Dip Falls, Highfield House and Port Arthur Historic Sites, Tasmania.
We also take a sunset dip at Low Head, fly into Hobart Airport, cruise up the Arthur River and get up close and personal with a wombat at Cradle Mountain.
Oh and did we mention we share a magical view of The Hazards, a sting ray at Binalong Bay and a breathtaking view from 1,545 metres above sea level! There are of course many more incredible places to include in your next Tassie adventure.
You can inbox us your photos or post to our wall - then we can share them with the world! If you are on instagram you can tag us via either of our accounts #TasmaniaGram or #InstaTasmania #Tasmania
Ella Ebery is 101 years young and she sat her licence renewal two weeks ago and passed with flying colours. In her life she's battled breast and bowel cancer, worked up until the age of 97 and told us her motto is "never give up". What a legend. #9Today
The new album Live in The Netherlands is now available to pre-order ahead of its release on April 21! A huge thank you to all of the fans, especially those who allowed Xavier to connect with them and create such awesome moments that were captured on this beautiful live double-album.
#ICYMI: The battle to save the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle from extinction received a big boost after 21 tiny turtles hatched at Taronga. The long-term aim of the breeding program is to raise and release hatchlings back into the wild: http://bit.ly/2mJZ3Qa
When you understand that plants are the catalyst for URBAN FOOD STREET's suburban outcome of social and environmental sustainability, unprecedented yet celebrated widely in the Australian context, you understand the tragedy that has been inflicted upon the entire population of the Sunshine Coast by the invincible ignorance of some members of the local Council. Take a walk around the streets that are known as the URBAN FOOD STREET neighbourhood today, and many things have changed. The Sunshine Coast Council discriminatorily served notice on some members of this neighbourhood in November 2016. Since then, the once thriving neighbourhood of action oriented, social cohesion, known for getting things done and celebrated world-wide for its abundant outcomes has been crippled into a state of inertia. Never have the verges been so devoid of fresh seasonal food for people to eat.
Non the less, there are 8 years of beautifully documented history to celebrate and nothing captures those 8 years better than this ABC video. It is an enduring record or urban possibility which URBAN FOOD STREET™ has and is taking to the world. #letscelebrate #URBANFOODSTREET #people #street #food.
“I want to stand up on my own two feet and be a self-made man," says 16 year old Abhimanyu. Abhimanyu was one of 2500 children in his community who received educational support from World Vision. Since receiving books, stationery and a schoolbag to help with his education, he has been able to study hard and work towards achieving his dream of becoming an engineer. Learn more about how educational supplies like this can help to improve learning: http://wva.me/Education-resources Photo by Annila Harris, World Vision
The Nintendo Switch is here! Shop the gaming system that lets you play the games you want, wherever you are, however you like. Until March 15, you can get the Nintendo Switch Console Bundle including Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for $519. Head instore or online to shop now, hurry while stocks last!
"After passing Square Lake and ascending the saddle between Mt Orion and Mt Sirius this is the first view of Lake Oberon that I got. It was love at first sight!"
The closest even most bushwalkers get to Lake Oberon are the framed prints of the lake that have hung in so many Australian homes. One of about 30 glacially carved lakes that seem to balance atop Tasmania's wildly brutal Western Arthur Range, it's part of a traverse that's often called the toughest bushwalk in the country.
The terrain across the serrated ridgeline of the Western Arthurs is so complex and difficult that even full days of hiking might yield only four or five kilometres. A couple of days along the top, you come to Lake Oberon, punched deeply into the range and famously ringed with Tasmania's endemic pandani trees. #Tasmania
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