Monday, August 20, 2007

What is wrong?

Sometimes I get so angry at our government. So angry at the people who have everything, and don't give a dam about the little people. The ones getting squashed.
I have recently join a charity group called Knit4charity, and through them I learnt of a nice man, Borge Rasmussen, who runs his own charity called Care for Street Kids, he is almost 70 and I presume his wife to be near to that age, they go out daily giving children, adults and families in need, food, clothing and blankets. They have been doing this for about 15 years. They have a group of volunteers, who drive vans around to deliver goods. A lot of this work is done out of theses people's pockets and money donated to the cause... Just recently they went for a government grant and were turned down. WHY?? These people are helping FAMILIES LIVING IN CARS FOR HEAVENS SAKES!!! What kind of world are we living in when the tribe no longer cares to help each other? Do we have any hope? Why is it more important to get that new television? Or car?
I have decided I am going to help, I am helping in the knit4charities cause. I am going to knit things for people in need. You can help too, it doesn't have to be much but something counts!! You could write to the government asking for them to donate more public taxes to helping out AUSTRALIANS in NE ED, donate all your old clothes and items through charities rather than leave them on the side of the road for the garbage collectors. A lot of charities will come and pick up gear these days, so you don't even have to go out of your way... maybe you could be like my mother and let it rattle around in the boot for a while before you donate it when you go past a drop of point lol.. Have a garage sale and before you start set a certain % that you will donate to your favorite charity.
DO something, even if it is small, it will help someone else, and you will feel terrific!
To read the article about Borge go here. If your interested in helping out this charity ring 42265770 or 0419249929. If your a knitter or you have some wool/postage paid envelopes/stamps etc you'd like to donate to knit4charities please visit the group.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

GOLD, Gold, gold

So I have mentioned all this gold talk but not been so kind as to show you the pictures.... Now the little piccy is the real size of the nugget and the larger one is so you can actually see it LOL. It is tiny, and got lost momentarily, but I wouldn't get rid of it for a second. Michael and I both love his little piece of Eureka!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

GOLD Hunting

Ever since we went to Ballarat last year in February Michael has had Gold Fever. When we still lived in Hillston there wasn't much he could do about his fever. He did buy himself a Metal Detector last year off Ebay. He used the metal detector while we were visting my long lost cousin in Pambula. I had to let him get the detector so that I could go to Pambula. I knew he would go if he could go gold hunting - interest in my Genealogy alone wasn't going to get him there lol.
Ever since moving to Victoria, Michael has been lucky enough to go gold hunting 4 or 5 times. In June he went gold hunting and I went visiting my mother in Horsham (she had just bought a house in Murtoa) he went of to Avoca and was lucky enought to actually find a small Nugget.
Last weekend we went to Avoca just over night so he could gold hunt but we didn't find anything unfortunatly.
This weekend we went and altought we didn't find any nuggets we did find small specks of gold while panning. We even bought a bucket of dirt to pan at home, so keep your fingers crossed, we might find some more yet LOL.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Lifes busy

Moving to Melbourne has been awesome!! We love it here, we do miss the farm at times, but the lifestyle here is so much better. It no longer takes one and a half hours to get to the store because you have to drive 109Kms. We can drive 5 Mins and be there and spend an hour SHOPPING lol. We love it!! There are so many specials around here, cheap bread, roast chickens for $4 ea.. everything is great!! Lpg is only about .47c/Lt here where as in Hillston it was like .90c/Lt

Here is a couple of photos I took down at the beach the other day.. SOMETHING I missed heaps living in the desert!!

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