Im sure im not the only one who agrees Grandma was a person with lots if inner strength, if times were tough she would continue to thrive. Grandma was my umbrella when I was down or needed shelter. Grandma would invite ne to sleep in her bed with her if I had a nightmare, everytime after we woke she would remind how much of a pain I was to share a bed with.
I remember when she got a tablet and i linked her up to our wireless, she got pokies and bingo apps, but i swear her favourite was words with friends, because if I hadnt sent her a word back she would yell out from her room, Alex you havent sent me a word yet. Sometimes we would have about seven games going just so she had her words.
Grandma also took part in playing boardgames with my best friends Amie, Louie and Maddy. Greed and Skipbo, she would get go excited and if we took to slow to have our turn she would tell us to hurry up. Grandma was grandma to my friends , asking if they have a job yet or offering to make toasties, and if they needed a place to stay she was there for them too.
Grandma made the best cornflake coooKies, ginger cake, yorkshire pudding, apple pie, triffle, cold milo, Sandwiches and lots more.
Im a bit more at peace now since grandma got her Angel wins, i still feel She is present. This weekend we will be scattering her ashes.
Spring is here is Australia and so are new additions to the animal kingdoms. Our vibrant bottle brush trees have lured aussie native birds, check put this gorgeous Scaly-breast lorikeet. One out of seven breeds in Australia.
Do i write, ponder or stare ? Where is lah lah land and whats in it… When people talk about it, its seems pleasent and peaceful.
She looks just over my shoulder , nothing is there, she tells me nothing is there. Bones, her bones are hard, her skin is like a thin top blanket, i get why she wears a few of them to keep warm. She ask why dont i take my coat off, i tell her i can feel the coldness in the air too
Have you ever watched someones face blotch up and the bottom part of the eye become watery just before they cry… I did for five seconds then my eyes wondered out the window.
Shes weak, she cant walk but she wanted to go to the toilet and she asked me to take the blankets off her feet and move them to the edge of the bed. I cant help her up , she has a catheder attached for her unwanted fluids to go in. She just looks so sad, she was just so determined to get to the toilet and i had to say no.
I sit and cry, my nose cries too. That bottle of wine i have a home is starting to look tasty. Look at grandma, one of the most healthiest woman i ever knew is lying in bed looking down and hopeless. Even i feel hopeless.
Whilst exploring the country near home, I discovered some on QR trains. They are still owned and unfortunately due to a rule of urban exploring I am unable to hand out location.
No body likes death, once your gone you are gone. Once someone you love becomes sick, its like a waiting game, a painful waiting game. When cancer kicks in , dying becomes scary… it keeps spreading likes vines, spreading and griping onto anything it can.
My grandma has cancer, shes in the last stage of cancer. I go sit with her in Hospital. She lays there, has a bit of a chat and closes her eyes. Shes tired. I have known grandma to be motivted .. But she is weak. Its sad really, but after a few weeks of struggling to accept, I Finally can.
Practicing Mindfullness to cope, accept.
I picture myself on the cliff , looking down, I can see my family there, mum is trying to keep busy just like her father, my uncle looks like he is chattering away, my cousins face looks blotchy, my other uncle has his head lowered and his is frowing. I stand there a watch my family go through what i am going through, we all cope differently. I am not enjoying the height of watching, I wish I could be there and help but so many people and so many noises get to me. So I get them and have to get me too.
Did you know we have about 70,000 thoughts a day? Because i didnt until my mum told me. This blog post doesnt have a specific topic but can I gloat about how proud I am of me, cause its too late to ring mum.
I have joined the Reclaim the night committe board and Im proud. Its something my mum and I share a passion for. Plus mum took me to RTN protests when i was in primary school, 15 years ago.
What is RTN?
RTN, Reclaim The Night start in Belgium, Germany. There was a conference held in 1976 both men and woman. At the conference mainly men were speaking disrespectfully of woman and the woman heard leading them to march the streets of belgium, which became world wide.
October is Sexual violance awareness month, the theme is we believe you. We believe victims of rape and sexual violance.
Im in Australia. Im on the RTN committee to let woman know I believe them, I will walk with them to end violance against woman and their children, I am also a victim, they are not alone.
Happy 25th birthday
August 18th of every year, Just Rock Ipswich hosts Back to 63 car show and shine. Local car enthusiasts, grease monkeys and pin up beauties come to show off!
Check out images below. There will be more to come.
Built in 1920, what is known to be Red Hill Skate Rink to urban explorers and the local community of Red Hill started as “Pops Popular Pictures.”
In 1969, the building was then transformed into a local sound lounge popular amongst teenagers before it became a Skate Rink a year later.
Due to Arson and a fiery blaze in year 2002 the building was left to stand alone.
Its now 2019 and new renovations have started inside the building creating a cinema, a ten million dollar job.
Every building has a story, just like every art work and its unfortunate this year the building is getting demolished. I fell in love instantly, street art is amazing, being an abandoned building hunter is eye opening.
Opened in the 1959, closed in 2007 this building became abandoned and cover in local street art.
In mid 2018 the government agreed keeping the structure of the building and turning it in a multipurpose precinct.
Here is the town planners design for refurbishment of his historic building.
Hello We Are Fashion Fans ,
We would like to announce we are back in action after a huge pause in the industry. Yesterday the first of June 2019 we had the opportunity to meet Amie and her Bargain wardrobe. Each week Amie spends up to $25 at op shops and hunts out super Bargains. I don’t know how she does it but I am super jealous.
As Amie works in an office she usually shops for smart casual work wear, she also find herself wearing these clothes for parties, outings with her friends and meetings. Unfortunately her clothes are not for sale as she hopes to build a great collection for her hobby of collecting Bargain clothes.
The first image below was taken in a park at Toowoomba, the dress Amie quoted, ” it is around $250 – $300, got it for $25.”
“The pink Jacket was $30 for Amie, due to a pen mark on the jacket Amie scored the pink jacket down from $130, at Portmans fashion store, the ring was $2”
” Little white top was $6 by Forever New. The grey skirt is usually around $200 but got it for $6 as well. “
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