January 26 is Australia Day. A day of celebration and pride. A day we can stand up and say we love being an Aussie. A day to adorn flags as capes and parade around with matching accessories such as hats, thongs, swimmers, shirts, jewellery. At the traditional BBQ display Aussie cups, plates, serviettes, aprons……you name … Continue reading JANUARY 26 – what should we make of you?
My heart is broken today. A petition by Mission Australia which has caught my eye and reignited the burning at my core again. Homelessness – the underestimated reality for many families of which is growing every day. Why? Why, in a country like Australia, where we are meant to be the lucky country, with all … Continue reading THE LUCKY COUNTRY
Last week, it was quite interesting to watch a program about the missing aircraft Malaysian Airline flight MH370. I learnt things about the whole situation I never knew before. Sure, it was all over the news, but some things weren’t released (or I’d missed them), and it’s nice to hear what is still happening with … Continue reading OFF RADAR
Have you heard lately, all the stuff about how children in Australia are taught and how they are assessed? I have, too. And it is interesting because just last week, I put up on my FB Author Page, a video discussing something along the very same lines – teaching and assessing children. From this video, … Continue reading I GIVE A GONSKI!!!