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Every Childs Nightmare – Don’t Know Why – Just is

LoL. I think there is always one child in the family that feels about vegetables like these kids. My hate was silver beet which is a horror veggie that anyone born in NZ will know.

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Sweet Potatoes – Love im

In NZ they call them Kumera’s

 

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Organic Weed Spray 👌

This was sent by my Greeny friend Julie from NZ

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Hear This Young Man Out!!

I am an Australian resident, NZ born. I live 6 months of the year in Texas as that is where I do business.

I watch different political video’s from time to time but do not invade your space by showing them on my blog. This case is different. I have to be honest I am a Trump supporter (More than I can say for the Republican Congress) so you could say I am a little one sided but this young man is saying exactly what I believe but he does it better than me. He is a registered Democrat (just thought I would mention that)

I listen to the media over here in Australia and they are forever making fun and criticizing the President. I have not heard one positive thing from the media here. Shame on them. Cause they are only repeating what they want to hear not the truth. Anyway instead of me babbling on just take 15 minutes of your time to just listen. Think about what he has to say because he is our next generation and they should be heard.

Enjoy

Because ” If we don’t do different nothing will change”

 

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Men In Black Safety Defenders – Air NZ Safety Video

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Aussie Song – Words of Frustration For Many

Halal Labeled Food Products
Many Australians are finding this process offensive and I am sure,  be causing products to be more expensive because of the process below. Many are making a choice to avoid buying anything with this label on it but obviously it is getting harder to do so.

Personally, I also find it offensive that I have this label on my food products. I am able to have this opinion because I was born in NZ and an Australian resident and live part of the year in USA and I am a ‘Woman’. I have the pleasure of these rights in all three countries.
Many young Men and Women have died to keep these rights for us so I choose to honor them.

This is an extract from Australian food and Grocery Council

Many Australian food manufacturers seek Halal certification of their facilities and processes, in order to label their products as Halal and ensure they are able to be enjoyed by Muslim consumers. In the same way that food labeled as vegan or gluten-free is suitable for consumption by a broad range of consumers, Halal certified foods are commonly enjoyed by non-Muslims.

For a product to be Halal, it must be as a whole, and in part:

1.free from any substance taken or extracted from a Haram animal or ingredient (e.g. pigs, dogs, carnivorous animals, animals not slaughtered in compliance with Islamic rites);
2. made, processed, manufactured and/or stored by using utensils, equipment and/or machinery that has been cleaned according to Islamic law (e.g. not cleaned with alcohol); and
3.free from contact with, or being close to, a Haram substance during preparation, manufacture, processing and storage (e.g. blood, alcohol, poisonous and intoxicating plants and insects such as worms and cockroaches).

Many foods and drinks, particularly those that do not contain meat or alcohol, are inherently compliant with Halal criteria. Official certification, which may be granted by accredited religious authorities in Australia, any claim of certification is however required before products are able to be labelled as such.

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Did You Know – 01/26/2015

 

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1. Japan has the longest life expectancy in the world – 78.5 for Men and 85.5 for Women. This is mainly attributed to their traditional diet of fish, sea vegetables, rice and non genetically modified soy.

 

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2. The intestine replaces its lining every 72 hours. The digestion system uses more energy that any other physiological process in the body so you need to consider the nutritional value of all that we eat. 

 

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3. Staying awake for over 17 hours impairs your brain functioning which is the same amount as having a blood alcohol content of .05%

 

4. Americans on average spend 5c per day flushing their toilets.  (How interesting)

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5. The Americans in 1962 blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima. This I know to be true as I was living in NZ at the time and it lit the sky up something fearful to say the least.

 

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6. Einstein’s eyes are in a safe box in NYC. Have no idea why but maybe they will use the cells from his eyes one day for transplant. Who Knows.

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Poem Friday – 01/23/2015 – Start 2015 Just Right


I love the mornings, best time of the day
With a view like this it starts in a good way

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At this time I was in NZ to see my Mum
And of course ‘Charlie’ her dog love her she is such fun

Her face is so cute, of course communicates in dog talk
Especially when you are about to take her for a walk

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Christmas day is a great family tradition
Mutton on spit, motor broke down, turning by hand was the decision

Many a beer had to be drunk while it cooked away
Probably what gave it that great flavor I would say

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Went to Mt Ruapahu a four hour trip to see friends
Snow on the mountain, a view from my bed, the beauty never ends

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And no that is not cloud coming from Tongariro Mountain
Its volcanic activity, spewing smoke and at times a hot lava fountain

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About to leave NZ and go to Australia I call home
Take charlie for his last walk with me, no lead I just let him roam

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Now back in Australia where the morning is a beach
I know, a long way from Houston that I miss, I wish my arms could reach

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It is such a great pleasure to watch my grandson and son
At the beach together surfing the waves while I go for a run.
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Just to end I was lying on the beach sunbaking looking up at the sky
With my new camera I took this picture of the moon, It just looked beautiful that is why

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Ate too much at xmas so need to exercise to get fit
Boxing this morning tomorrow these steps, no time to sit

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But at the top is a beautiful sight
Makes you feel good and start 2015 just right

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Profound Questions And Answers

I was reading the NZ herald today and there was an article asking several people,  some probably well-known but not to me, except Tim Finn a musician. I personally thought, some interesting questions and some of the answers  very profound.

Just thought I would share.

 

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The first one I thought was a great answer was from a Cartoonist called Michael Leunig.

The question:- What does love mean to you?

The Answer  :- Love is the natural spiritual quality that brings meaning, nourishment, understanding vitality and beauty. If we create something with love, devotion, adoration goodwill eagerness and mature innocence – a meal, a painting, a home, a speech, a relationship, a baby, a society, a bridge, a business, a footpath an antidote, an atmosphere or a simple garden shed – then that thing or that situation we create with love  will be likely to work beautifully and be a joy to behold. Love is more than a passive feeling it is an active functional intelligent catalyst or impetus in the way things are going. It is also a mystery. As Mozart said: ‘Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius’.

 

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Tim Finn – The musician the question to him was ‘What do you know about love?

His Answer –  ‘That it means wanting someone else’s happiness more than your own. Everything else, so – called is all drama and confusion.

 

 

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Nicky Pellegrino – WriterThe question to her was – You write about love all the time does your own life live up to the hype?

Her Answer – I hope I don’t write about it as if  it’s some golden shining perfect thing. Life is complicated and messy, so is love. My husband and I have been together for 20 years. We fight, we misunderstand each other, he annoys me, I imagine I irritate him …. He is still the best person I know though.

 

 

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A Hospice Nurse – Toni HancockThe question to her was ‘ Do people have the same regrets when they are dying?

Her Answer – They do really. It’s family. Spending time with family. Working too much. That’s especially the case for men. A lecturer told me once that when you have a diagnosis that you are going to die, its like layers peeling away. You start out well and with visitors and then slowly start saying goodbye. First it’s people you know quite well  that you start not to see any more because youre getting sicker. Close friends’ visits stop because you are sicker again and eventually its only family members who are with you. It shows just how important family are.

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Watch surfer rugby tackle a rival who kept ‘cutting in on him’ as they battled for the same ocean

This was in NZ yesterday. That guy obviously does not know the road rules of surfing. He does now

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