Passionate mother of two wonderful children. Believe in people using their powers for good and not evil. Advocate for my kids. My eldest child is a talented, intelligent, socially aware, proud, young, androgynous person and my youngest is also talented, clever, loves the outdoors and has excellent problem solving skills, he also happens to have Down syndrome. As a family we love trips to the beach, park, shops and Maccas for the play equipment. I enjoy reading, writing, crochet and cooking. I believe in equality and inclusion in all aspects of life for all. And I believe in justice. Hope you enjoy my blog :)
Friday, 27 December 2013
Friday, 20 December 2013
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Some of it I can still believe ...
I know I have had another year of learning about myself, mostly things that have helped me to understand myself, and love and forgive myself for many things.
I know I am very proud of my children and I love them dearly.
I know I am grateful for what I do have.
I know, once again, that I have what it takes, and I can do what I need to do.
I am not however, exactly where I saw me being and once again, I will be glad to see this year end.
In Scotland they celebrate the last day of the year, Hogmanay, and express this celebration with a tradition of "out with the old and in with the new", First Footing symbolises this and marks the opportunity for blessings of good luck on the home.
It is a time for new beginnings, of leaving behind the old and embracing the new, it is a time of hope and dreams for the future.
So once again, at this time of year, that is where I am at. I am at a place of dreams for the future because planning never seems to quite work out for me ....
Yes, the Happy Ending for me will be when I have enough stability in my life to enable me to plan a solid future for me and my children.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
As I sat down at my table in the Cafe, I noticed the local paper. Wow, can't remember the last time I read an actual real newspaper!
I flicked through. I savoured the sound the pages made as I turned them, the smell of the ink on the rustic paper, the feel of the rough texture only a newspaper has, the need to at times wet your fingers to separate the pages so to turn only one at a time. Heaven forbid I should miss the best story.
My mind wandered off a bit as I perused the images that sprang from the pages. I really do spend a lot of time on my digital devices, I started to wonder if the electronic subscription trial I had just undertaken might be best converted to a hard copy subscription.
My attention was caught again by an interesting local piece of news that was both refreshing and heart warming. It confirmed to me that I really do spend far too much time on social media, when I raised my hand and moved it toward the article, only to realise I was looking for the "like" button!
Do you ever consider cutting back on your computer time? Should we be getting out more IRL? Do you enjoy the tactile experience of holding a real newspaper, magazine or book?
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
I am frantically trying to find properties to inspect that may (or may not) suit LJs needs.
I have a few inspections lined up around Wollongong of properties that have been listed on the popular dot com sites, but of course, at this time of year, competition will probably be fierce with the University population in turnover mode.
I have had a bit of feedback from my first Community Call Out post, you remember? This One
ABC TV/Radio have interviewed me, but the TV version of that interview will not air until a bit later this week. I have had reports of people hearing me on radio, so hopefully, a Landlord may hear me too.
In the meantime, I ask again, if you know anyone who has an investment property or a few, in the area, or you know someone who knows someone, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ... put them in touch with me.
Thank you all once again, my wonderful online community!
Happy Ending here will be my boys and I are settled in and able to put up a humble Christmas tree in time for Christmas Day in our new home.