Cathedral Peregrines

Chichester Cathedral Peregrines…

Saturday 11th April to Sunday 5th July 2015

Peregrine falcons have been nesting in the Cathedral turrets since 2001.  The first pair of falcons raised 46 chicks together between 2001 and 2013!  In 2014 two new peregrines claimed the nest site and successfully hatched two chicks.

Open Daily between 10am and 5pm (4pm on Sundays)

Free enty.  All are welcome.

From 11th April until mid June come and view live footage of the peregrine nest from the RSPB marquee located in the garden of the Cloisters Café.  Thanks to the nest cameras visitors will be able to witness the family life of these amazing predators up close.  From mid June until 5th July visitors will be able to view the birds through telescopes located in the Cathedral grounds.

via Cathedral Peregrines.

Untreated addiction without the steps on a daily basis will make my past my future.

Originally posted on THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY:

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The World’s News (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 1955), Wednesday 3 July 1935

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“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”


–   Henry David Thoreau 

 

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PM’s Address At The 28th Session Of The UN Human Rights Council | Fiji Sun

FIJI CAN SPEAK LIKE THIS. WHY CAN’T WE ?

Fiji – along with other of its Pacific neighbours – is also urging the Council to consider the human rights position of refugees seeking asylum in our larger neighbours, but who have been rebuffed and resettled among Pacific peoples.

The impact of the policy of operating refugee camps in Small Pacific Island Countries on local people – as well as the refugees themselves – deserves the closest scrutiny if the United Nations conventions have any relevance or significance at all.

If human rights are universal, no country should be able to contract out an obligation to respect them, especially when dealing with the displaced, the vulnerable and children. And Fiji’s position is that the international community can no longer continue to turn a blind eye to what we consider to be one of the greatest human rights challenges in the Pacific.

via PM’s Address At The 28th Session Of The UN Human Rights Council | Fiji Sun.

The best way to eat the elephant standing in your path is to cut it up into little pieces.

Originally posted on THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY:

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The human heart is never satisfied, just like the snake that wants to swallow an elephant.
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A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures.

Originally posted on THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY:

Goanna like to sleep
In the sandy ground,
In a soft warm hole
Just a little way down.

Crows like to sleep
Near the starry sky,
By a big bird’s nest
That’s way up high.

I like to sleep
In a cosy bed,
With a blanket for my feet
And a pillow for my head.

Jill McDougall & Jenny Taylor, Anna the Goanna and other poems (Aboriginal Studies Press 2000)

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Goodnight Poem by Mykaela Maxino:
Touch your heart,
Close your eyes.
Make a wish,
Say goodnight.

Read more: http://www.gadel.info/2011/06/goodnight-poems-and-goodnight-quotes.html#ixzz2mrRYxoax

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The taunts of fools, nor warmth of friends Prevail to make you once forget The bound where Reason’s empire ends.

Originally posted on THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY:

Moral emblems, with aphorisms, adages, and proverbs, of all ages and nations

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The artist, like the idiot, or clown, sits on the edge of the world, and a push may send him over it.
Osbert Sitwell

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A drug is that substance which, when injected into a rat, will produce a scientific report

Originally posted on THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY:

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“The question is frequently asked: Why does a man become a drug addict?
The answer is that he usually does not intend to become an addict. You don’t wake up one morning and decide to be a drug addict. It takes at least three months’ shooting twice a day to get any habit at all. And you don’t really know what junk sickness is until you have had several habits. It took me almost six months to get my first habit, and then the withdrawal symptoms were mild. I think it no exaggeration to say it takes about a year and several hundred injections to make an addict.
The questions, of course, could be asked: Why did you ever try narcotics? Why did you continue using it long enough to become an addict? You become a narcotics addict because you do not have strong motivations in the other direction. Junk…

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He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie.

Originally posted on THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY:

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“The mentality and behaviour of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.”

― Russell Brand

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Brave Towamba kids reunite with bus driver for barbecue | Magnet

The close-knit community came together on Sunday with a barbecue to celebrate “life” – and the miracle that none of its young students or much-loved bus driver were seriously injured in a school bus accident on Towamba Road on Thursday, January 29.

It could have been a major catastrophe but luck was on the side of the school bus when the driver, Paul Consodine,  suffered an epileptic fit and blacked out.

Not only did the accident happen close to the Princess Highway which meant that there was mobile phone reception, but the bus rolled onto the upside of the cutaway.

via Brave Towamba kids reunite with bus driver for barbecue | Magnet.

Cyclones Marcia and Lam approach QLD and NT

FIERCE winds have torn trees out by their roots and hundreds of families have fled their homes as a “cyclone sandwich” approaches the north of Australia.

WHAT WE KNOW:

* Cyclone Lam near the Northern Territory is category 4 (and intensifying) and Cyclone Marcia off the Queensland coast will strengthen into a category 5 cyclone.

* The Bureau of Meteorology says it only has records of four Category 5 cyclones reaching landfall in Queensland: Cyclone Mahina in Princess Charlotte Bay in 1899, a cyclone in Mackay and another in Innisfail in 1918 (they didn’t have names) and Cyclone Yasi in 2011.

* Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia is due to cross the Queensland coast between St Lawrence and Gladstone with destructive winds with gusts of up to 295 km/h expected near the core of the system. (BoM)

via Cyclones Marcia and Lam approach QLD and NT.

Dammit, that yodel of triumph of yours was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard in my life.

Originally posted on THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY:

Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

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“I tried to utter, but could not. The tongue had got all tangled up with the uvula, and the brain seemed paralyzed. I was feeling the same stunned feeling which, I imagine, Chichester Clam must have felt as the door of the potting shed slammed and he heard Boko starting to yodel without — a nightmare sensation of being but a helpless pawn in the hands of Fate.”

― P.G. Wodehouse

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“Welcome to the island of misfit toys”

Originally posted on THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY:

― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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“Mistakes are like the memories you hide in an attic: old love letters from relationships that tanked, photos of dead relatives, toys from a childhood you miss. Out of sight is out of mind, but somewhere deep inside you know they still exist. And you also know that you’re avoiding them.”

― Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf

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What Not To Wear After 50 | Better After 50

Google “what not to wear after age 50″ and you will have your pick of thousands of articles telling you what looks terrible on your old ass body.

I want to point out to the writer who wrote the ‘No-No’ article, you need to remember you are writing for over 50 women, not preschoolers. I don’t think I’ve said “No-No” since my youngest was a toddler.

We could spend hours studying the clothes we shouldn’t wear and the slang we shouldn’t use and the makeup techniques we need to retire.

Here’s me, weighing in on this topic.

You are over 50 for f%&k’s sake. Wear whatever you want. If you’ve made it to 50 and still need to consult articles on how to dress appropriately then you are so missing out on one of the best things about being over 50. One of the best things about getting older is realizing that we don’t have to spend our energy worrying what other people think and we get to be comfortable in our own skin with our own freak flags.

Still, there are a few things that women over 50 really shouldn’t wear:

via What Not To Wear After 50 | Better After 50.

Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.

Originally posted on THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY:

― Heraclitus, Fragments

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“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!”

― Rumi

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Smile, breathe and go slowly.

Originally posted on THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY:

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing.

Arundhati Roy.

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HOW TO STEAL RIGHTS VIA GARY FOLEY

How to Steal Aboriginal Peoples Human Rights

The art of denying Aboriginal people their human rights has been refined to a science. The following is a list of commonly used techniques –

GAIN THE ABORIGINES CO-OPERATION – It is much easier to steal someone’s human rights if you can do it with his OWN co-operation. So..:

1. Make him a non-person. Human rights are for people. Convince Aboriginal people that their ancestors were savages, that they were pagan, that blacks were drunkards. Make them wards of the government. Make a legal distinction, as in the old Protection Act, between Aborigines and persons. Write history books that tell half the story.

2. Convince the blackfella that he should be patient, that these things take time. Tell him that we are making progress, and that progress takes time.

3. Make him believe that things are being done for his own good. Tell him you’re sure that after he has experienced your laws and actions that he will realise how good they have been. Tell the Koori he has to take a little of the bad in order to enjoy the benefits you are conferring on him.

4. Get some Aboriginal people to do the dirty work. There are always those who will act for you to the disadvantage of their own people. Just give them a little honor and praise. This is generally the function of land councils, “elders”, and advisory councils: they have little legal power, but can handle the tough decisions such as welfare, allocation of housing etc.

5. Consult the Aboriginal, but do not act on the basis of what you hear. Tell the blackfella he has a voice and go through the motions of listening. Then interpret what you have heard to suit your own needs.

6. Insist that the Aboriginal “GOES THROUGH PROPER CHANNELS.” Make the channels and the procedures so difficult that he won’t bother to do anything. When he discovers what the proper channels are and becomes proficient at the procedures, change them.

7. Make the Aboriginal person believe that you are working hard for him, putting in much overtime and at a great sacrifice, and imply that he should be appreciative. This is the ultimate in skills in stealing human rights; when you obtain the thanks of your victim.

8. Allow a few individuals to “MAKE THE GRADE” and then point to them as examples. Say that the ‘HARDWORKERS” AND THE “GOOD” Aboriginals have made it, and that therefore it is a person’s own fault if he doesn’t succeed.

9. Appeal to the Aboriginal’s sense of fairness, and tell him that even though things are pretty bad it is not right for him to make strong protests. Keep the argument going on his form of protest and avoid talking about the real issue. refuse to deal with him while he is protesting. Take all the fire out of his efforts.

10. Encourage the Aboriginal to take his case to court. This is very expensive, takes lots of time and energy and is very safe because laws are stacked against him. The court’s ruling will defeat the Aborigine’s cause, but makes him think he has obtained justice.

11. Make the Aboriginal believe that things could be worse, and that instead of complaining about the loss of human rights, to be grateful for the rights we do have. In fact, convince him that to attempt to regain a right he has lost is likely to jeapordise the rights that he still has.

12. Set yourself up as the protector of the Aborigine’s human rights, and then you can choose to act only on those violations you wish to act upon. By getting successful on a few minor violations of human rights, you can point to these as examples of your devotion to his cause. The burglar who is also the doorman is the perfect combination.

13. Pretend that the reason for the loss of human rights is for some other reason that the person is an Aboriginal. Tell him some of your best friends are Aborigines, and that his loss of rights is because of his housekeeping, his drinking, his clothing.

14. Make the situation more complicated than is necessary. Tell the Aboriginal you will have to take a survey to find out how many other Aborigines are being discriminating against. Hire a group of professors to make a year-long research project.

15. Insist on unanimity. Let the Aboriginal know that when all the Aborigines in their nation can make up their minds about just what they want as a group, then you will act. Play one group’s special situation against another group’s wishes.

16. Select very limited alternatives, neither of which has much merit, and then tell the Aboriginal that indeed he has a choice. Ask, for instance, if he could or would rather have council elections in June or December, instead of asking if he wants them at all.

17. Convince the Aboriginal that the leaders who are the most beneficial and powerful are dangerous and not to be trusted. Or simply lock them up on some charge like driving with no lights. Or refuse to listen to the real leaders and spend much time with the weak ones. Keep the people split from their leaders by sowing rumour. Attempt to get the best leaders into high paying jobs where they have to keep quiet to keep their paycheck coming in.

18. Speak of the common good. Tell the Aboriginals that you can’t consider yourselves when there is a whole nation to think of. Tell him that he can’t think only of himself. For instance, in regard to hunting rights, tell him we have to think of all the hunters, or the sporting good industry.

19. Remove rights so gradually that people don’t realize what has happened until it is too late. Again, in regard to hunting rights, first restrict the geographical area where hunting is permitted, then cut the season to certain times of the year, then cut the limits down gradually, then insist on licensing, and then Indians will be on the same grounds as white sportsmen.

20. Rely on some reason and logic (your reason and logic) instead of rightness and morality. Give thousands of reasons for things, but do not get trapped into arguments about what is right.

21. Hold a conference on HUMAN RIGHTS, have everyone blow off steam and tension, and go home feeling things are well in hand.

([Note: This extract is from a speech given by Gerry Gambill at a conference on Human Rights at Tobique Reserve in New Brunswick, Canada in August, 1958. In this speech, he warned native people about how this society goes about taking away the human rights of native people… I have simply changed the context to Australia, because it is an identical situation – Foley]

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SNEZ E-News: Merry Christmas and Lady Ellie

Lady Ellie

It’s Christmas Eve and I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has been in and out of my life in 2014. Thank you for your support either through email, phone, letters, texts and coming to gigs. It’s been a year of exciting changes and new challenges for Stewart and I, as some of you may know.

Once again, we had another amazing winter tour, while Lady Ellie was still in my belly. Lots of great concerts, we met some interesting characters from here to Arnhem Land. On return from tour, Stew and I started recording my new album to be released next year. It will be nice to put those songs down and start of something new and as you know ‘Lady Ellie’ (dubbed by an old gypsy friend Romano) was brought into the world on the 1st of December.

Life has been a bit of whirlwind since then, but we managed to buy all the Christmas presents, (thank you ebay) squeeze a gig in with Ellie in a sling, record some more vocals, and pay extra special attention to Freddy, the dog, who is feeling a little put out.

via Snez Music.

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SNEZ E-News: Merry Christmas and Lady Ellie

Lady Ellie

It’s Christmas Eve and I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has been in and out of my life in 2014. Thank you for your support either through email, phone, letters, texts and coming to gigs. It’s been a year of exciting changes and new challenges for Stewart and I, as some of you may know.

Once again, we had another amazing winter tour, while Lady Ellie was still in my belly. Lots of great concerts, we met some interesting characters from here to Arnhem Land. On return from tour, Stew and I started recording my new album to be released next year. It will be nice to put those songs down and start of something new and as you know ‘Lady Ellie’ (dubbed by an old gypsy friend Romano) was brought into the world on the 1st of December.

Life has been a bit of whirlwind since then, but we managed to buy all the Christmas presents, (thank you ebay) squeeze a gig in with Ellie in a sling, record some more vocals, and pay extra special attention to Freddy, the dog, who is feeling a little put out.

via Snez Music.

Writer’s Quote Wednesday-Labels

Originally posted on Notes Tied On The Sagebrush:

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“A label is a mask life wears. We put labels on life all the time. “Right,” “wrong,” “success,” “failure,” “lucky,” “unlucky,” may be as limiting a way of seeing things as “diabetic,” “epileptic,” “manic-depressive,” or even “invalid.” Labeling sets up an expectation of life that is often so compelling we can no longer see things as they really are. This expectation often gives us a false sense of familiarity toward something that is really new and unprecedented. We are in relationship with our expectations and not with life itself.”

–Rachel Naomi Remen

Rachel Naomi Remen is a doctor and author. I have read both her books several times. Sometimes I like to read them before going to sleep at night because they give me inspiration and peace. The two books I am referring to are “Kitchen Table Wisdom” and My Grandfather’s Blessing.”

Rachel struggled with her own chronic illness and…

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Colour My World – Orange

Originally posted on The Urge To Wander:

I love the colour orange. In any hue or shade ranging from amber to vermilion. Although I have a particular penchant for tawny rusts and burnt siennas, I do enjoy vivid orange accents. Not surprising then that I found many ‘orange’ shots in my travel albums. Here is a sample for this weeks FriFotos on Twitter. Click on the images to visit relevant posts.

Most Hindu Gods are associated with a divine ‘transport’, usually an animal or bird. Like Nandi (bull), the mount of Lord Shiva or Goddess Durga’s fierce lion/tiger, or Ganesha’s little mouse. The image below is of Shvana (Sanskrit for dog) the vehicle of Khal Bhairav, a fierce manifestation of Shiva, in his temple in Varanasi

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Orange, or saffron, is considered very auspicious in the kaleidoscope that is India, and is present in her national flag. It is said to symbolise strength, sacrifice and renunciation. Gods, as well as Godmen, are usually decked in shades of orange . These…

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Favorite Quotes about sailing and the sea…

Favorite Quotes about sailing and the sea…

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea…”

– Antoine de Saint Exupery

“There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. In or out of ‘em, it doesn’t matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that’s the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don’t; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you’re always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you’ve done it there’s always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you’d much better not.”

– Spoken by Ratty to Mole in Wind in the Willows a children’s book by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932).

via Favorite Quotes about sailing and the sea….

LITTLE ODDITIES

Originally posted on THE SILVERBIRD:

In 2013 , we went South to Eden and when we went driving around nearby Merimbula we came across this boat and boatshed.We took a fancy  to it, Iz and me did.

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Now that he has left me to go on with things alone, I have been led to this Beachshack and right out front is the old boat.boat2

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from the ELDERWOMAN in the WORKERS' COTTAGE. THIS WAY HOME .

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