Connie does her own coulouring sheets for her kids. We laid them out today. Howzabout a colouring book for villagers, with proceeds to cancer vanquishment? What do you say? Maybe leave a comment if you want one so we know how many to print? What should we charge?
She's back, ladies and gentlemen! Great to see her going gangbusters again. Very proud. xsam
No this isn't Santorini...........ITS SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Rapid Bay, 1.5 hour drive from Adelaide. No international flight needed here folks. This is right on your door step. 📷@elliotgrafton this photo ROCKS 👍👌🌞
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Last night Rob Mills was on the show. If you missed it then you didn't hear me acknowledge the incredible thing he did for me a few years ago. I was at absolute rock bottom, my marriage had ended, I'd lost my job on radio and I'd had to move back in with my parents. So yes, I was a 34 year old, unemployed, single Mother of 2, living with her parents.. As you can imagine that KILLED on tinder! One weekend the girls were with their Dad so I found myself at a loose end wandering around St Kilda, my Dad had phoned to tell my a childhood pal's Mother had died and I was terribly upset. I realised I was near Rob's place so I tried to call him to see if he was home, I attempted to dial him but quickly released that the phone had been barred from making calls. Because I didn't pay the bill. I took a chance and walked to Rob's house, only to find it empty and so I lay down on the ground out the front of it and sobbed. About ten minutes later he pulled up and without saying a word carried me inside and tried to console me. I confessed everything to him, that I was a failure as a human and a Mother, that I was wretchedly depressed and that I was in terrible debt. He listened patiently and then asked me to show him everything that I owed, I did and he then proceeded to pay EVERY SINGLE BILL I had. Without question. With a smile on his face. Sixteen thousand dollars worth. I protested, many times over. But he looked at me and said "Em things are going to turn around for you, you're too talented for them not to. I see you as an investment! It's only money, I can fix this for you. I want to." So I did and he did and things certainly did turn around for me after that. Sometimes you just need another person to believe in you when you've lost the faith, I am so glad I had Rob to be that person. The podcast is up now if you want to hear it in full. Bless that glorious man. P.S I have paid him back, every cent!
"Today in one of our classes I introduced the children to two apples (the children didn't know this, but before the class I had repeatedly dropped one of the apples on the floor, you couldn't tell, both apples looked perfect). We talked about the apples and the children described how both apples looked the same; both were red, were of similar size and looked juicy enough to eat.
I picked up the apple I'd dropped on the floor and started to tell the children how I disliked this apple, that I thought it was disgusting, it was a horrible colour and the stem was just too short. I told them that because I didn't like it, I didn't want them to like it either, so they should call it names too.
Some children looked at me like I was insane, but we passed the apple around the circle calling it names, 'you're a smelly apple', 'I don't even know why you exist', 'you've probably got worms inside you' etc.
We really pulled this poor apple apart. I actually started to feel sorry for the little guy.
We then passed another apple around and started to say kind words to it, 'You're a lovely apple', 'Your skin is beautiful', 'What a beautiful colour you are' etc.
I then held up both apples, and again, we talked about the similarities and differences, there was no change, both apples still looked the same.
I then cut the apples open. The apple we'd been kind to was clear, fresh and juicy inside.
The apple we'd said unkind words to was bruised and all mushy inside.
I think there was a lightbulb moment for the children immediately. They really got it, what we saw inside that apple, the bruises, the mush and the broken bits is what is happening inside every one of us when someone mistreats us with their words or actions. When people are bullied, especially children, they feel horrible inside and sometimes don't show or tell others how they are feeling. If we hadn't have cut that apple open, we would never have known how much pain we had caused it.
I shared my own experience of suffering someone's unkind words last week. On the outside I looked OK, I was still smiling. But, on the inside someone had caused me a lot of pain with their words and I was hurting.
Unlike an apple, we have the ability to stop this from happening. We can teach children that it's not ok to say unkind things to each other and discuss how it makes others feel. We can teach our children to stand up for each other and to stop any form of bullying, just as one little girl did today when she refused to say unkind words to the apple.
More and more hurt and damage happens inside if nobody does anything to stop the bullying. Let's create a generation of kind, caring children.
The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words."
I was walking along Flinders Street today 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.
THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE HAVE A CHANCE TO BUY OUR COUNTRY BACK WITH OUR SUPER. If we all use $2500 of our super we could easily buy the farms and assets and keep them aussie owned..... register your interest http://aussuperbuyback.com.au/registration.php
Please tune in to The Project tonight. I'll be chatting about Karen, one of our LYS village warriors. After my sister Connie's double mastectomy Karen started making dresses for Connie to feel comfortable in whenever she had a fundraiser or event to attend. Karen took pride in being fully available to Connie and was this type of angel for so many others too. She's one of ours. Her family are utterly desperate for answers. Please share this pic? xsam
Went to Centrelink this morning to sign on my dog. The woman said, “Dogs are not eligible to draw benefit.” I explained to her that my dog is unemployed, idle, can’t speak English and has no clue who his dad is. She looked in her policy book to see what it takes to qualify. He gets his first cheque on Friday. Damn this is a great country!
Brendan Farrell is the founder of the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners, which last week delivered nearly 14,000 bales of hay to western Queensland for drought affected graziers. It was their 11th hay run.
A Melbourne chippy has launched a petition to make the idea a reality. https://www.change.org/p/australia-government-national-australia-day-council-board-brendan-farrell-for-australian-of-the-year?recruiter=461450886&utm_sourc
Ash Moore spoke to Geoff Coman to find out why someone from Melbourne wants a New South Wales truckie to be Australian of the Year... https://soundcloud.com/abc-western-queensland/should-hay-runner-brendan-farrell-be-australian-of-the-year
Who wants a FREE family pass to DISNEY ON ICE!? Whack your name below to enter!!!. I'm going to draw it tomorrow morning so be quick! Hold the phone and don’t go anywhere – this is going to be massive. This June long weekend at the Entertainment Centre Disney on Ice presents Frozen – yep it’s the whole story live on the ice and it’s on sale tomorrow from Ticketek. My girls are not going to sleep now until June I reckon – this show has all songs you know– including ‘that’ one and all the characters you love including Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven, Grand Pabbie, the Trolls, the marshmallow and of course Mickey and Minnie will be the hosts – you can’t have Disney On Ice without them! The inside word too is that the whole set and special effects are just amazing. Sam and I love taking the girls to Disney On Ice – the look on their faces is priceless – and we score plenty of brownie points too just quietly. Now you know how much I love you guys so I've got four tickets for your family to give away. Competition drawn 10am 22 February ❄️
Saturday night we went out for dinner with friends...
Queenly wife goes home early because the kids aren't well... Selfish husband decides to stay and have get drunk with he boys... Queenly wife gets up in the morning for the babies... Selfish husband sleeps in.. Queenly wife takes kids out for milkshakes and duck feeding.... Selfish husband sends Queenly wife a picture of him out to lunch with the boys....
Queenly wife decides it's time for a revenge spend and replies to the text with this picture.. And the words "thanks Babe!!!"
Selfish Husband spits out his drink and promptly comes to meet Queenly wife. Big sorries for his temporary laps in judgement. Queenly wife forgives and revels in her purchases.