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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Crystal Castle.... a celebration

December last year found me on the other side of Australia, being the east coast, 
in northern New South Wales with one of my dearest friends. 
I was there to celebrate her birthday along with our friendship that has travelled with us from childhood.

On a glorious warm wet day,
we visited  Crystal Castle..... a magical place to be.

I love you


coloured butter

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

just for fun....1961

Videos randomly chosen from the year 1961.... 
when life began for me.

Things have changed a little since then.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Plastic Numbers...

My intention is not to ear bash you on the topic of bottled water, but just answer a few questions that have been put to me and the following may also be of interest to you.

Below is a list of the numbers that you will find on most plastics, usually located on the base.
These numbers can assist you with the knowledge of what chemicals have gone into creating the plastic and the effects they can have on your health.

1—polyethylene tetephtalate (PET)
2—high density polyethylene (HDPE)
3—polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
4—low density polyethylene (LDPE)
5—polypropylene (PP)
6—polystyrene (PS)
7—other (polycarbonate, fiberglass, nylon, more)

Plastic #1 polyethylene terephtalate, also known as PETE or PET.    #1 plastic, is usually clear. This plastic is considered generally safe. It is known to have a porous surface that allows bacteria to accumulate, so don't reuse these containers.

Plastic #2  high density polyethylene, or HDPE.  This plastic is considered safe and has low risk of leaching.

Plastic #3  polyvinyl chloride, or PVC.  There are phthalates in this material–softening chemicals that interfere with hormonal development.  Avoid use of #3 plastic around food

Plastic #4  low density polyethylene (LDPE). It is used to make grocery bags, some food wraps, squeezable bottles, and bread bags. This plastic is considered safe, but is not often recycled.

Plastic #5   polypropylene.  This plastic is considered safe.

Plastic #6  polystyrene, or Styrofoam.  Evidence is suggesting this type of plastic leaches potentially toxic chemicals, especially when heated. 
A good one to avoid

Plastic #7  A mixed bag, including the dreaded BPA.   BPA is dangerous for your health.

 #2, #4 and #5 are generally considered safe
Plastic #1 is considered safe also, but should not be re-used due to the risk of growing bacteria.
All other plastic should be used with caution, especially around food or drink.
For microwaving in particular, remember that microwave safe containers aren’t necessarily healthy. They just won’t melt. It’s better to avoid microwaving plastic entirely and stick to glass.

Please do your own research if this subject is of interest to you.... I definetly don't have all the answers.

best wishes

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What are you eating?

Most of us like to believe that we are choosing what we eat. 
Unfortuantely this isn't the case.
We are unable to know all the facts about what we are eating if we are living in the USA or here in Australia due to poor labeling regulations.  Our food labels do not list genetically modified ingredients.  We deserve to know.....

Millions against Monsanto..... 
Saturday 26th March in numerous areas accross the USA rallys/protests will begin.

more are planned for WORLD FOOD DAY 
on the 16th October 2011 and I sincerely hope that Australia will be hitting the streets too.

If you would like to learn more please take the time to savour the artist
 Sophie Munns..... post on the subject at her informative and beautiful
blog.... hommage to the seed - generator of life

If you are a facebook user and would like to share this topic then I suggest that you search
Millions Against Monsanto on facebook and take it from there.

­The Idiot Cycle - what you aren't being told about cancer
the French-Canadian documentary, suggests six major chemical companies are responsible for decades of cancer causing chemicals and pollution, while also developing cancer treatments and drugs. It also argues these companies own the most patents on genetically modified crops that have never been tested for long term health impacts like cancer.

I have managed to locate part one of the documentary for those of you who may be interested.
The video is a little slow to commence playing, but please be patient.

be well

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Water reflects us...

We are born to a world that is already designed...

No matter the design there is a crucial common denominator... WATER.
We can't live without it.  Industry uses enormous amounts of water to create products that supposedly enhance our lives, yet
one in six of us lives without clean drinking water

There is one simple small act that costs nothing and saves a lot.....

Stop Buying Bottled Water  

It is on shelves because it is being bought. 
           It is an environmental nightmare advertising scam.
It is unhealthy.

Bottled water has its place, but not as an everyday commodity in a society which has access to filters and good clean drinking water on tap.

Water is precious
March 22nd is World Water Day and you can read more about this HERE

Masaru Emoto has an interesting view of water.  He believes it contains hidden messages and is directly effected by the energy of us all.

a water crystal exposed to a cherry blossom

You can watch this short video below, a scene from the documentary
 'What the Bleep Do We Know' to hear more of Emoto's fascinating concept. 

Water reflects us...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Light & Fluffy...

just to lighten the load of my previous post

Lovable and funny is how I would describe this first video,
the second entertaining, thought provoking & featuring
a fabulous crocheted motorbike with sidecar

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Idiot Cycle - what you aren't being told about cancer

Emmanuelle Schick Garcia is the director of the documentary film
The Idiot Cycle - what you aren't being told about cancer.

The first below video is the official trailer for the documentary. 
I'm sure like me once you have viewed the trailer you will want to see more. 
Below the original trailer are four more excerpts of video from the documentary.

To view the entire film you will either have to purchase a dvd or hope that it comes to a cinema near you.  You can get all the details from the official website HERE

This is a topic close to my heart as I have known many people to die from cancer, including most of my family members.  Probably all of us know someone who is dying from or living with cancer.

I feel that this documentary is informative and empowering.  I believe that we can change things for the better.
I don't believe that preventable cancers should be the most popular passage out of life.
Education can be a ticket for freedom from such things.

The below video was created by Greenpeace and I feel that it gives a clear picture of the story of genetically modified food, especially for those who are hearing about it for the first time.

We need to educate ourselves about these matters to be able to take better control of our health and the wellbeing of the world around us.

We as consumers are in a position of great control
and we need to exercise it NOW.


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." Hippocrates

Be well ... I'm trying & I hope you are too

Thursday, March 3, 2011

under the weather...

I am missing you.
I have no external wounds to show the world that you are not with me, but I feel the loss.
Since you’ve been gone I’ve been feeling uncomfortably lazy. I never dreamed of losing you.
If memory serves me right, this is our longest separation since my time began.

It’s been mentioned that you might never come back, but I don’t believe this to be true…. though I have seen you leave others.
I’ve been making plans for your return and performing rituals to encourage your arrival.

I miss taking you for granted.
I feel unprepared to adapt to a life without you.
I sincerely believe that we will be together again, as this separation is nothing too serious.

I miss you, my excellent health.