Wednesday 29 May 2013

hold your horses

Sorry lovelies for the false start (no mad recap just yet), but I just had to get this out there before it happens. On Saturday a few of us are having a garage sale at 5 Church St, it is looking pretty amazing so if you are in the region pop in and grab yourself something wonderful.

And now for something completely different, check out these beautiful, amusing and heartfelt images of some Old Finnish People with things on their heads, such a delight. 

And this wonderful clip about Holding onto your children by Dr Gabor Maté, so very important and wise. 
Oh and you have to (yes, I am being just a little bossy, but trust me it's worth it) go and read this beautiful and inspiring speech that Susan Weil from the Bellopy markets made at the Monsanto Protest, just go to the Bellopy facebook page and scroll down to the post marked 'My Monsanto Speech', yep it's that easy. She is one awesome human. 

Okay, that's it for now. 

Sunday 26 May 2013

a protest

I've done it before, I will do it today and let's face it, I will no doubt do it again. Yes, I am going to mess with your mind as we lurch from the Penang of weeks ago to the protest of yesterday and then in the next few days, even though not many of you will be wearing seat belts or any other safety device, I am going to haul you all back in time at quite a stunning speed, just to get you all caught up with the goings on about town (and there has been quite a few that you have all missed out on). 
So steady those sea legs, you have been forewarned. 
But firstly a lovely little but visually weighty post about the Monsanto Protest, followed by some drumming and dancing by moonlight. Sounds good? Great (see how I chose to only take on the positive, totally ignoring all those who chose to throw something at the computer/phone/ other crazy device screen, as they read that, oh yeah, life is so much better when you don't take on other people's crap). 
Speaking of other people's crap, Monsanto, far out, a huge Multinational Corporation responsible for so many evil doings, it is quite absolutely mindblowing what they have done and what they will do (let alone what they are planning to do, yikes). My last post ranted a bit, so hopefully you, if you aren't already, informed yourselves a bit and don't need any more lessons, for the time being at least. 
What was amazing yesterday was the fact that millions around the world took the time, showed they cared and protested against Monsanto, GM foods and the power that this massive Multinational Corporation has.  The protest in our town was amazing, my heart swelled as about 400-500 (sorry didn't really get a head count) Bellingen folk of all ages, political persuasions, hair colours, shoe sizes and backgrounds came together and showed that they are concerned, that they value real food and they want change. 
It was beautiful, inspiring and emotional, this town never fails to amaze me. 

Suze and Sam are brand spankingly new to town and as you can see these lovely ones are not folk who rest on their laurels, go them.
The amazing Marguerite who arranged the whole things.
Jester runs the community garden and bee hives and had us all enthralled with his vision to make Bellingen a recognised Bee Sanctuary, he is truly a passionate and inspiring doer.
After some serious protesting, we spent a few hours in the sun at the skate park before heading down the highway to the Nambucca Surf life saving club, where we danced to the drums and welcomed the full moon. It was sweaty, loud and very therapeutic.