COMPETITION TIME!!! This is the ULTIMATE Australia Day Prize: A FREE family passes to visit The Australian Reptile Park on Australia Day, with a FREE koala & wombat photo AND one of the adults in your party has the chance to feed Elvis the Crocodile! All you need to do is Like & Share this post and tag a friend in the comments to enter!
Competition closes Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 5pm, winner must use prize on 26th January 2017. A family pass is for 2 x adults & 2 x children. Participant feeding Elvis MUST be 18 yrs and over.
A letter to the scared me, pregnant with her first child.
I know you’re scared that your body wont bounce back. Sooner or later your going to have to value yourself on something other then the way your body looks, keep writing, keep painting, keep loving and one day you’ll learn that you don't feel the way you look, you look the way you feel. You're going to be ok.
I know you’re scared for your vagina. The truth is it will be fine, it will stretch to grand canyon status and magically shrink again small enough to snuggle a tampon. Vaginas are wonderfully sophisticated and despite a serious case of Long Term Relationship Vagina it will be just fine. You're going to be ok.
I know you’re scared that it wont work out with your man. And to be honest there are no guarantees in this world, but one thing I can tell is that your fear of single motherhood will pass, in order to feel truly happy in a relationship you need to learn that you can do it on your own… And you can. Invest in bonds with your family, bonds with other women and your relationship may just fall into place. Your scared of loneliness which is ironic considering you’ll never be alone again. You're going to be ok
I know that you’re scared that your anxiety will transform to post natal depression. Talk. Every single conversation you have in the future will take a small bit of weight off your shoulders. Talk. Hiding from depression makes you unwell, facing it makes you kick arse warrior. You're going to be ok.
I know you are scared that you are not going to be able to keep your house clean. Sorry but you’re right, you never become a clean person. It will be the base of many arguments between you and your man, the sooner you accept this the better. And still.. You are going to be ok.
I know you don't believe that you are going to be a good mum. You are. You are an incredible mum, because every relationship you have ever had you think you spoiled for loving too much… But guess what? You cant give children too much love, you are going to go on to have more children and they are going to make you so happy, you’ll actually cry happy tears all the time, the love will be visible to everyone who steps into your house and sees the world that you are going to live in for the rest of your life. You are one very lucky young scared women.. and..
You are going to be ok.
Because every year you’ll give less fucks then the one before and your only regret will be how much time you spent worrying about things that seriously do not matter. So please, pregnant, waddling and scared little me… Remember..
Another brazen robbery by African gangs who've been allowed into Australia to start a new life...
Federal Greens, Labor and Liberal/National party's have a great deal to answer for. These people have no regard for the law and no regard for the people of a country who has generously taken them in from their former homeland.
I can think of a dozen better ways to deal with them than the Andrews Government, as I'm sure you can.
It seems the trashy mags are even trashier (& MORE full of BS) than usual in the quiet-January-period. The only war I'm involved in is trying to get Banjo in a bath. And I packed my bags because......ummm... I went on holiday! 😂 Please, sensible women of Australia, save your $4.40 !!! See you bright & early on Sunrise next Monday 😘
In my maiden speech in 2007, I said I was entering politics to make a difference in people’s lives - not to become another career politician.
After ten years in politics - three as Treasurer and three as Premier - I am making good on that pledge and announcing my retirement from public office.
A decade ago, NSW was a very different place. It was an economic basket case. Our hospitals and schools had been under-funded. Our budget was heavily in deficit. Our roads and rail lines had been totally neglected. Fancy brochures followed by broken promises was just the way politics was done.
Today, we live in a very different NSW. We are leading the nation economically. Unemployment is at just 4.9%. More money has been invested in our schools than in any time in our history. The same is true of our hospitals - in fact, we opened nine new hospitals, just last year. Crime statistics are at twenty year lows. There is an infrastructure miracle underway, as we build the rail and roads of the future. There are budget surpluses as far as the eye can see. And we have made huge inroads in caring for our most vulnerable people.
Although there is still much work ahead, the truth is, I believe that I’ve largely done what I came into politics to achieve - our team has made a positive difference in people’s lives.
Thank you to everyone in NSW for placing their trust in me, and in this government, at the last election. You chose hope over fear, and your trust was well placed - the government is delivering on its promises.
Thank you particularly to the people of Manly. I’ve door-knocked most of your homes, been chased down some of your driveways… and I’ve tried my best to serve you every day since you first elected me.
Finally, to my family. Kerryn - your support has been my lifeline. I’ll never forget the burden you have carried for our family over these past years. I love you. And to my kids Luke (who has long wanted his dad to coach his soccer team), Cate (who does her HSC this year) and Laura (who is getting married) - thank you for bearing the enormous cost that has come with this job. I’m proud of you all. And to my mum, dad and sister - who are all struggling with serious health issues - it has pained me how little time I’ve had to be with you. That changes today.