Party time

If you’re having a party and have the ice loaded up in buckets – please don’t put it down the drain or the toilet – ever – please throw it on your grass, the tree roots, or filter it out to your pot plants. Yes it’s cold. But in the hot, dry and warm seasons the ice cold won’t affect them. Obviously ice melts so you need to turf it out when you’ve finished with it – but the best time is actually night, or early morning, so whenever the party is over.

Australia

Australia, you’ve always been a humble Country, a beacon of light on a dark day, an example of innovation and invention, of support and friendship when needed, an easygoing and lawful Country. A Country of leadership and to aspire to actually. And many have.

So never put yourself down.

Always hold yourself high.

Smile and say thank you.

Be welcoming but don’t be walked over.

Be understanding that you learn from experience so don’t make the same mistakes. And if you don’t know what to do, follow those who’ve done it well before you. Show some respect.

Start cleaning up your act.

Clean up your own garbage and don’t send it elsewhere.

A sunburnt country, used to the harsh unrelentingly drought, so wish for rain, but also make a start on your own backyard with what you can, put the moisture back in through making change to the way you use and conserve, so that tomorrow the grass really will be greener and it won’t be on the other side, it will be right there individually in your own backyard.

Conserve your natural resources and don’t squander them.

An Island really could go under if the tides get too high, so learn to swim, and do what you can to take the moral high ground, for the sake of every living thing. Learn good navigational skills, just in case.

Whatever you wish for, lead the way, you are unique, you’re too far away to be any Country’s shadow, you’re used to the long haul, so don’t sell yourself out or try to take a shortcut, because there really is no shorter route from anywhere, so you’ll have to get used to the travel.

Mining Change

Congratulations to the judge that decided to stop a mine from going ahead on the basis that we should be scaling back production that is not in line with reducing green house gas emissions and in support of a reduction in green house gases. How innovative. What a courageous, thought provoking human.

What an amazing courageous stand.

Must have been an enlightening moment being on the precipice of life where in your career and everything you’ve done up until that moment finally being in the position to say I can approve this and we can all go in that direction or I have the power right now to change this for the ultimate good so we are going on this direction unfortunately whether you like it or not, this is my decision.

Not an easy thing to do.

So fantastic to see someone take the courage to do it and have to live by it even knowing what that would bring and the trouble it may cause forever more.

If we could all have it within us.

Wildlife

It’s a good thing that a lot of wildlife in this country is nocturnal, or there might be even less alive than there is now!

At least when most people are asleep some get a chance to make it about alive!

It is aweful that some drivers appear that it’s ok to speed around and if some little creature crosses the road well it’ll just get mowed down with some sick sadistic satisfaction. That creature has a little face and feels pain and is at the mercy of humans to help them if they’re hurt.

We are lucky in this Country that most are asleep in their little homes while we are out in our traffic rows of the commute or things could be a lot worse.

In my new world of animal activists and concerned humans we are always on the look out when we drive, especially at night when the little creatures are out and about.

We build roads that have wildlife traffic bypass corridors, we have people that are aware and slow down when necessary and wait if animals and wildlife are running around or putting themselves at risk and we’re patient, we anticipate the worst; like they’re about to run out in front of us or fly down near our windscreen and then we are relieved when we’ve slowed down and the issue was averted.

When we are that human that likes to feed them :- we do so where the safety of them, our neighbours, ourselves and other motorists are safe as well. Otherwise just stick to putting out some water on a hot day.

We anticipate the potential actions or outcomes of the animals we’re feeding!

We plan our commute where we can, after sunrise and before sunset. The less vulnerable hours. We make that conscious decision

We love our pets and we are responsible; we lock them up at night because we know they love us and are there to please or protect us and they’re territorial and we also need to protect our wildlife so we don’t want them Killing or competing in our backyard. We bring the dogs in, stop the cats from roaming. We let the wildlife have free rain to migrate around during the darkness when they are foraging for food and gathering,  and they’ll be back in their nests before you’all wake up. We are aware, we notice our locals and those that live in our backyard and we support them.

We let them be transient but on really hot days when we know water is scarce we give them a helping hand.

We don’t go out of our way to disrupt them either, it’s all about awareness, understanding and support