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Evidence revealed of Torture of Children held in Dan Dale Detention Centre in NT, Australia

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No one enjoys hearing or seeing news that horrors your heart and makes your stomach turn.  But this news had to come out to force change.  If it isn’t news about Terrorist attacks it is news about abuse to children, the elderly or animals.  i fear for the fate of Humanity.

I and many others tuned into the Four Corners program on the ABC last night.  We were all witness to the most barbaric treatment that teenagers held in Continue reading

News and Interesting Things I Found on the Net

Make a Change

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Some are born to change the world

Looming great they educate

Some will reinvent the wheel

Some create a great escape

Some prevent us breaking rules

Some will make us stupid fools

Some are evil to the bone 

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World’s Largest Silent Dinner Party – Sydney

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Have you ever been to a dinner party and the guest next to you just drones on with the most boring dribble?  You think how the hell will you endure listening to this insufferable bore all through dinner.  Well at the World’s Largest Silent Dinner Party the aim is to be quiet, not just tone it down but dead quite!  No talking, no written words, no phones, no type of technology for at least 2 hours while enjoying a 3 course meal!  Just use your imagination and communicate possibly with sign language, facial and body expressions.  I for one would find it challenging as I love talking and my friends find me rather animated at times.  I would also find it hard not to burst out in laughter.  If this sounds a fun event and you live in Sydney then click here for more information on this fabulous event!

Psst: Qantas is now offering economy passengers free wine tastings during long haul flights

It’s time Economy class passengers were treated some joy.

The Wine Wankers

You heard right, Qantas’ Sommelier in the Sky program has a little secret almost nobody knows about; that is, until now!  During long haul flights, the airline’s sommeliers are more than happy to whisk passengers away from their seat and give them a private wine tasting in the galley, featuring wines being served on board that day.  Business Class and First Class only?!  Think again; even Economy Class passengers can ask for this ‘off the menu’ service.

Time permitting, the sommelier will take you through a series of wines in a blind tasting where they will impart their vast knowledge.  For those people who hate being trapped in a metal tube for 14 hours, this kind of activity definitely breaks up the trip and makes it one of the most memorable flights you will ever have.  Economy passengers, play your cards right, and the sommelier may even slip a…

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He Loves Me He Loves Me Not

Me age 14

When I had a bowl cut fringe and a frown to match the look

I also played with marbles in the street and scared the garden chooks

I  plucked the flowers and sang a song he loves me he loves me not

Boys would jeer at skinny me and I would turn red hot

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Oceans Embrace

Hello beautiful friends, check out my little Ocean Video, pics taken at Mystery Island, Vanuatu.  It was such a stunning small Island.  I was in love with the crystal clear water.

News, Interesting and Fantastic this Week

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News of the Week -Juno Entered the Orbit of Jupiter

A space breaking moment when a solar powered spacecraft over a half a billion miles away entered the orbit of the largest planet in the universe, Jupiter.  No easy feat, Nasa Scientists said that to effect an orbital insertion the spacecraft needed to slam its brakes on  to a certain speed allowing the spacecraft be drawn into the orbit.  Check it out below and read more at NASA.

Bizzare Place – The Marsh’s Library

Read Rare Books but You Must be Caged In

In Dublin, you can enter a Library relatively unchanged since the early eighteenth century.  The Marsh’s Library contains over 25,000 rare and interesting books.  Read as much as you like, the deal here is you can only read the rarest ones locked in a cage.

Interesting Holiday Location

Kakslauttanen

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Kakslauttanen is a Resort 250kms north of the Artic Circle.  If you love the serene beauty of a pristine snowy wilderness, then you would love this resort.  No petrol fumes, only fresh air and nature.  You can go on your own snowy wilderness safari and steer a team of Husky Dogs through the winter wonderland.

The best part is the range of accommodation – you can book a Log Chalet or for the ultimate night viewing experience, opt to stay inside a glass igloo.

 

 

Happy Birthday to Me

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It came around so quick

It was only yesterday

This surely is a trick

I wake in the morning feeling fresh

But by midday Im feeling  beat Continue reading

Loves Light

 

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How love shines a light within

Dispels all gloom animates the room

Never let its flame idle in the air

On gazers that admire it’s burning flare

It can be snuffed if you turn away

Your torch of light for night and day

Keep yearning and the flame keeps burning

 

Chillies are Red

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Chillies are red

They stand for passion

The spice of life

A hot obsession

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The Flow in Me

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I’ve lived I’ve learned

I’ve cried and burned

Embraced the sweetest Joy

Endured the deepest pain

Fell down stepped up again

Hit the walls and bounced the halls

I’ve  laughed so hard then had to cry

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Glebe Tasting Trek

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Discover the delicious cuisine of Glebe and take a tasting trek.  Click here for full details.

Take Me

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Heavy footsteps thud across the floor

The rapping of a cane demands attention

Cloaked in black from head to foot

His pointed boot heels caked in mud

A dusty black hat shadows his bearded face

Metallic dampness envelopes me

I shudder though the fire roars bright

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Origin Dining – Sydney

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I love being invited to review relatively unknown restaurants.  I discovered a simple menu, creatively done and one that the locals enjoy.   Click here to read my latest review on Origin Dining.

Tribal Art Fair 2016 – Sydney

 

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Tribal Art is fascinating and now becoming a popular art collectors item.  From the start of tribal civilization, this form of art has been a way of handing down knowledge to new generations and differentiating between tribes.  Many objects are purely useful but there are also special objects with a spiritual purpose.

Check out this BBC video and get an understanding of Tribal Art.  If this interests you and you live in Sydney, click here for information on the Tribal Art Fair coming up in July.

 

Cool Yule 2016 – Darling Harbour

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It’s 12 degrees celsius today and Sydney peeps are rugged up for an early Winter.  Traditionally Sydney-siders need to travel seven hours south to the white peaks of Mount Kosciusko for a  barrel of snowy fun.  This July school break in Sydney you won’t need to go any further than Darling Harbour.  Cool Yule this School break has it all sorted.  Check out my event article for more information.

Sunset Seduction

Sunset at Narrabeen Lake, credit - Seafarrwide

Sunset at Narrabeen Lake, credit – Seafarrwide

The steady steps of faithful hounds

The bush silvery green and lush

The leaves are crackling so loud

Lizards scuttling in a rush

A ghostly mist envelopes me

Each footprint lifts some mud

The lake is seeping through the trees

Birds fluttering high above

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Soiree Cakes

 

High Tea at Soiree Cakes

High Tea, Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea are a popular indulgence today .  A chance to meet up and enjoy a little tea drinking elegance while nibbling on some delectable treats is a lovely way to celebrate any occasion or just because you can.  Recently I took my daughter along with me to review Soiree Cakes.  This cake shop offers not only spectacular Specialty Cakes but also  High Tea.  Click here to read my review.

Harbord Diggers – Gio

Gio Restaurant & Bar

Gio Restaurant & Bar

If any of you have been to an RSL or Leagues Club you would have seen the generic club decor and tasted the usual club fare.   One club on the Northern Beaches has totally revamped their image and is offering a whole new standard of excellence in dining and decor.  With breathtaking ocean views from their roof top bar area, it is well worth a visit.  Click here to read my full review.

Mouth Me

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If you were a mouth nothing more nothing less

What thoughts and sentiments would you express

Watched closely you can see what it can be

A scarlet vermil tinctured gash swearing profanities

A pink rose bud singing words so pure and sweet Continue reading