Happy Paddy’s Day paradePosted: March 18, 2012 Filed under: SONGS, Theme Songs, Thought For the Day | Tags: Irish ancestors, Proud to be Irish, St Paddy's day parade, St patrick's Day, Summer In Siam, The Pogues Leave a comment
Top of the morning to yer. This year I spent St Patrick’s Day dressed as a bright green and gold leprechaun with a mad bunch of Irish drunks quaffing Guinness at Randwick Racecourse. Oh what fun we had even though I was completely sober. My great grandmother Frances O’Shea was from Limerick so I figure it’s in the blood. Of course it was an Englishman, Edward Lear who made limericks popular in the modern world. To be sure. This is my favourite Irish band.
Vale Margaret WhitlamPosted: March 17, 2012 Filed under: AUSTRALIA, Self improvement | Tags: Aretha Franklin, Australian National Treasures, Community Service, feminism, Gough Whitlam, Great Australians, Margaret Whitlam, Respect Leave a comment
Today Australia lost a great feminist, a funny, feisty, smart, witty woman who championed many causes during a life well lived. Margaret Dovey Whitlam inspired many with her service to community and country. As a modern Australian woman I am grateful to her for blazing a trail in the 70s.
Vale Marie ColvinPosted: March 14, 2012 Filed under: Self improvement, Thought For the Day, TRAVEL, WRITERS | Tags: bravery, female humanitarians, female journalists, Heroes, Homs, human rights, Marie Colvin, Syria Leave a comment
Marie Colvin was cremated today in New York. 12 January 1956 – 22 February 2012.
This is the face of a brave woman who died telling the real story in Homs, Syria. She reported from war zones all over the globe. May her legacy be a country free from tyranny. In a world where women who get their tits out on TV are celebrated, Marie Colvin is my hero.
Do those Hairy Bears?Posted: March 13, 2012 Filed under: LOVE, SONGS, Thought For the Day | Tags: Do Bears? Is Luxembourg Small?, Is The Pope A Catholic, Kate Bush, Rowan Atkinson Leave a comment
Would I cut off all my toenails and put them into an envelope with my feet? Oh, ho, ho.
Happy Birthday Nina HagenPosted: March 11, 2012 Filed under: Self improvement, SONGS, Theme Songs | Tags: favourite songs, Happy Birthday, Mad Pisceans, March 11 birthdays, Nina Hagen, Smack Jack 2 Comments
International Women’s DayPosted: March 8, 2012 Filed under: Self improvement, SONGS, Theme Songs, Thought For the Day | Tags: 70s fashion, feminism, Helen Reddy, International Women's Day, Lillian Roxon Leave a comment
When I was a young child this song was my introduction to feminism. I love the lyrics, apparently inspired by the Australian journalist Lillian Roxon (the mother of rock). Check out the stylin’ 70s fashion the ladies in the video are wearing. Thank you Helen Reddy.
Sister suffragettesPosted: March 7, 2012 Filed under: Self improvement, Thought For the Day | Tags: International Women's Day, Mary Poppins, reproductive rights, right to vote, Sister suffragettes, Sisterhood, women's rights Leave a comment
On the eve of International Womens’ Day I’d like to give thanks to all the women who have fought so hard for our reproductive and voting rights. Well done sisters, together we can change the world.
Happy Birthday Dr SeussPosted: March 2, 2012 Filed under: Birthdays, Self improvement, Thought For the Day, WRITERS | Tags: brilliant artists, Dr Seuss, Fantasy, Happy Birthday Dr Seuss, March 2 birthdays, Oh The Places You'll Go, Theodor Geisel Leave a comment
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born today. I believe he wrote books for everyone, whether you are eighty three or four years old. Thank you Dr Seuss for your gift, your humour, your drawings, your wit and your words. Thank you for brightening and illuminating this crazy thing we call life.
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”