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Quote of the day - Les Brown

QUOTE OF THE DAY #quoteoftheday #iamstillawoman #great #love #survivor #lesbrown"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great." - Les Brown

RIP Penny Cook - Australia’s Sad loss

We loved her and she was way to young to leave this life!
Cancer an awful disease that takes too many.
#cancer #iamstillawoman #pennycook #acountrypractice #rip #lifeisshort
Australian actor Penny Cook, best known for her long-running role in A Country Practice, has died at the age of 61. The death of the actor, who won multiple Logies and most recently appeared in the ABC hospital drama Pulse, was confirmed by her management in a statement on Thursday.
Penny Cook in 2016.  Photo: Supplied "It is with great sorrow that her family wish to advise that the much-loved Penny Cook, beloved partner, mother, daughter, sister, and dear friend, died peacefully last night, of cancer, surrounded by family," the statement read. "The family wish to express their thanks for all messages of condolence forwarded to them."

Cook was propelled into the Australian consciousness via A Country Practice, in which she played vet Vicky Dean from 1981-1985.

Blood spots in pregnancy is this normal?

Well in 1989 I was at ceramics with a girlfriend! I was 19.5 weeks pregnant, Mary and I had been doing these Wednesday morning classes for months. It was our fun, and one of our hobbies! I know it sounds very old lady!! Lol 😂 but we loved it.
Mary dropped me home at around 12.15 pm.
I went to the toilet there is was spots of red red blood.
I panicked as you do I called my bestie Deanne I had remembered she had bleeding about the same time with her first daughter. Deanne lives in Queensland now. Back then she lived a Greenpoint which is on the central Coast where I still live. It’s was about a 20 minute drive. She said coming to get you let’s see doctor. What a great friend. She had Stephanie with her she was 18 months old at that time.
Got to my gyno about 2 pm.
She dropped me off to meet Ian. I will never forget that awful day.
It’s like a nightmare.
It was so busy but he made me an ultrasound appointment.
As you know from reading unfortunately it wasn’t to be!
But lots of times it…

Movie of the month - Bohemian Rhapsody

Girls movie time was great!
Kaye chose Bohemian Rhapsody. Not only the perfect movie, it’s fantastic we hit this little Asian place on the way to Tuggerah it was amazing food.
Lots of feelings in this movie, great music and great acting!
Best afternoon out!
Don’t miss it on the big screen #bohemianrhapsody #freddymercury #bestmovie #lovequeen #queen #iamstillawoman #Survivor #legacy

Xmas Salad - Mango

It’s going to be hot Xmas day. In Australia this is our thing!
I love Jamie Oliver’s Mango Salad
It’s beautiful 😍
Here it is- it will be one of 3 salads on my Xmas feast this year!
It’s a beauty, hot weather and recipe of December I think.
Enjoy 😉
#jamieoliver #mangosalad #xmassalad #mango #iamstillawoman #fambam #feast #lovexmas
mango salad jamie oliver Peel and destone the mango and avocado, then roughly chop or slice the flesh, along with the tomatoes. In a large bowl, toss them with the lime zest and juice, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.

It’s beginning to cost a lot like Xmas - but how fun is it

Wow where did the year go! No idea.  The best time of the year is upon us, very exciting friends and family time. The Xmas tree is beautiful presents all ready for our big day.  I am having 15 people for dinner so I am pretty excited, I am thrilled to share my home with friends and family as we all are!  It’s an amazing time of giving and being thankful. I have a gorgeous family that I adore and friends that are precious.  So what’s on the menu at mine this year! I am doing my Turkey Pork and duck on my bbq like last year! It’s so amazing those beautiful smells will be around the farm this year again.  I will be up early like we all do to prepare this Amazing buffet.  You should see my Decore like yours it’s truly amazing.  Well all the fam bam favourites and more. I love the laughter at the table and the wonderful spirit Xmas brings. The memories we make are a treasure!  Remember as children going to bed so excited 😆 in anticipation of Santa!  I am so lucky this year! First Xmas of…

The silkie chicken - Xmas present surprise

I have amazing friends! Had them all my life, but this one of my friends that has just been around 3 years wanted to buy my a Xmas present! Something special, so Sunday afternoon I got told be home!
At 3 pm I will be there!
Ha ha what does he mean??
Well what a great surprise and present the most gorgeous silkie chicken mum, the Wyong shite show winner she is divine! Also her two babies!
I was so happy and thrilled I just fell in love 😍 straight away!
The farm is growing and it’s the best life ever! Animals are the best! You can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat Animals.
Isn’t that the best present!
Thank you so much Jeff!
#friends #greatfriends #sharingthejoy #animals #lovemyfarm #perfectlife #purebliss #iamstillawoman #jeffspressie #xmasjoy #mygirls #silkie

2019 looking forward! Exciting

The year of the pig, 2019!
Ha ha love it! I love pigs 🐖 but there is none of them human ones in my life anymore.
I actually would love a pot belly pig for my farm though!
Ok what coming for next year!
I have so much happening as you all probably do!
#muchlove #2019 #love #happiness #friendships #iamstillawoman #yearofthepig #pig
Here is the forecast
2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest! 2019 is going to be full of joy, a year of friendship and love for all the zodiac signs; an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life.

If you are born in the year of the pig is looking especially good for you.
Professionally, the Pig’s year is one of progress. Using their talents and experience, the Pig natives are going to make a good impression, due to which they will make a few steps forward.

At the same time, having an ingenious, sharp mind, capable of interesting ideas, the Pig natives are advised to use it. In 2019, the Pig natives c…

Quote of the day - Zig Ziglar

You will get all you want in life, if you help enough people get what they want!  Zig Ziglar  #quoteoftheday #survivor #zigziglar #iamstillawoman #quote #inspiration #bestlife

The brave face - the cancer mask

Cancer sufferers the brave face they put on when they are torn apart, there are many faces!
The mask of sadness
The mask of tough
The mask of melting
The mask of why me??
The mask of leave me alone
The mask of fear
The mask of fake happy
The mask of I can do this
The mask of help meeeee
Yep, scarey isn’t it! Lots of masks 🎭 lots of courage,
You try stay up a thought a memory or anything can push you a little further down.
The mask you need to wear is the I can beat this mask. It’s a tough one to wear! I through mine out a few times! Only because I was scared.
So don’t take it too heart ❣ if your family member or friend is going through this crazy mask changining ceremony, it’s completely normal.
The roller coaster of life!
It’s not you they are mad at it’s just life!
Hold their hand! You can do this!
#themask #cancer #chamgingmasks #help #idontwanttodie #survivor #iamstillawoman

The support person of a cancer sufferer!

When anyone man, woman or child get diagnosed with cancer the whole network is affected, the sufferer obviously is going through a lot. But what about the support person, the family and friends. It’s a really tough gig!
In a group I was running this week with men. I felt sorry for their journey! They are trying to be tough to support their wives, but it is hard. I can only imagine how hard this is. They feel helpless. They want to save their partners as you would but sadly they are in a bad spot. They can’t win, everything they do is wrong. They also feel intense fear because the person they love is suffering and there is not much they can do. If you have a friend going through this please try and have a coffe or drink with them. They also need help and support! It’s a fairly cruel voyage for everyone. Woman tend to have coffee and chat, but sadly men don’t seem to have this network. So kindness costs nothing and there are a lot of people wanting to help. But don’t know what to do, s…

Sex in the suburbs! Part 1

Sex sells there is no doubt about that! Look at everything around you! But what happens now romance is gone?
Is romance dead! Well it seems that way. But why??
Ok so let’s go back to what mums said. In the 60’s a time of free loving and parties. So can you remember back!  Yep I was a 65 model meaning 1965. Remember the mini skirts - gee they seemed tame to this era. lol 😂 Funerals are a classic example we would have been murdered if we went to church looking like you were going to stand on a corner of Kings Cross!
But do they care anymore, probably not. Society has changed a lot.
Dating in the day. Dinner, movies or a picnic?? Gee it seems like an eternity ago.
Let’s use 4 ladies with our stories: similar to sex in the city - maybe or maybe not!
I am changing names here to protect all involved. But it’s great to share stories and the girls don’t mind but yep I am protecting all.
1. Sophie - like Samantha sex it the city (no strings no commitment doesn’t care)
2. Melanie - like Miran…

South America - Iguazu Falls

Had a fabulous few days here. This was our bucket list item and yes it was incredibly exciting. We got soaked but hey that’s the fun of holidays. Ann and I certainly covered a lot of exciting stuff. Breathtaking.
#iguazufalls #southamerica #lovelife #bucketlist #iamstillawoman #globaltraveller

Iguazu Falls Facts
Iguazu Falls are waterfalls located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, dividing the Iguazu River into upper and lower levels. The first European to set his eyes on Iguazu Falls was the Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541. The Iguazu waterfall system makes up 1.7 miles of the Iguzu River and consists of 275 waterfalls. The name Iguazu originates from two words that mean ‘water' and ‘big'. These words don't quite capture the magnificence of this natural wonder. Iguazu Falls was declared one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011.Interesting Iguazu Falls Facts:There is a legend that explains how the falls were created. A god was to marry Naipi, a …

Xmas song - the Christmas shoes 👠

#roblowe #thexmasshoes #survivor #kindness #xmas #shoes #sonsarebrilliant #littleredshoes #iamstillawoman #getthetissues #thisisxmas

Quote of the day - Jim Rohn

QUOTE OF THE DAY"Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it." - Jim Rohn #jimrohn #iamstillawoman #quoteoftheday #survivor 

Quote of the day - Robert H Schuller

Quote OF THE DAY"Winning starts with beginning." - Robert H Schuller
#quoteoftheday #quote #roberthschuller #iamstillawoman 

Pancreatic Cancer breakthrough

Published Today By  Fact checked by Jasmin Collier

New research now published in the Journal of Natural Products shows that a vine compound is highly effective in the fight against treatment-resistant pancreatic cancer cells.#cancer #cells #pancreaticcancer #breakthrough #natural #journalofnaruralproducts #cure #survivor #iamstillawoman #Anasandiou #jasmincollier

A type of rainforest vine may hold the key to effective cancer treatments.  Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat, and the condition has a poor outlook. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the 5-year survival rate for people with early-stage exocrine pancreatic cancer is 12–14 percent. A new study explains why that is and offers a potential solution. Gerhard Bringmann, a professor of organic chemistry at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Germany.  Specifically, human pancreatic cells have an "ability to proliferate aggressively under hypovascular and hypoxic conditions in the…

South America - Coca Leaves fact or fiction

Photo via Instagram/infiniteinspirationart
Is coca leaf the next South American superfood?
The coca plant has long gotten a bad rap thanks to the fact that cocaine is produced from its leaves. But before coca’s history was corrupted by that illegal white powder, it spent thousands of years known as a miracle crop with incredible nutritional properties. And now, increasingly, it’s becoming an essential part of the cuisine in countries throughout South America. The presence of the coca leaf may be what initially allowed ancient people in modern day Peru and Bolivia to seek out, survive and ultimately build some of the first, most-developed civilizations in the world in the Andes mountains. In modern day La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, visitors are instructed to chew coca leaves or sip coca leaf tea all day long in order to combat the effects of altitude sickness.  On our trip to Peru 🇵🇪 everyone was taking up the coca leaves. But there are 200 different varieties  It tastes awful and we…

South America the adventure - Machu Picchu

How the hell in ancient times do these people build all these amazing things with out the modern day tools!!! I get since the 14th century of the Incas this has been asked over and over! Brilliant!
In Machu Picchu it rains 270 days a year. There was pretty bad weather in the morning there. But lucky after a long delay we boarded and got there for great weather a great day. Actually we were there 2 days it’s totally incredible.
This was on mine and Ann’s bucket list which was totally exciting, better than you could even imagine. You will also find the history dude totally amazing with everything from offerings to sacrifice! Oh yeah back then that’s what it was anout.
Crazy and fun it’s now ticked off the list.
Also we had an Inca massage before leaving omg 😮 this was the best ever! Those muscles may have been a little tight after all that walking. It’s precious if your going to South America put it on your list.
You ok now what’s funny people say why waste your money on travel!
Well …

South America the adventure - Rio

Last month Ann and I set travels abroad for our 3rd adventure. We had a ball - met lovely people, saw amazing things and had a fabulous adventure.
South America, worth is visit yes! We have all heard bad travel stories. We are so lucky we have never had any trouble. This trip saw us putting ourselves both very unfit you could say in a pretty active trip.
Would I do it again-hell yeah!
Ann and I now friends for 48 years no shock we have been through heaps of trying times in both our lives! We go away to share history, adventure and many laughs.
Oh and yep have planned the next one ☝️ of course we have.
You must go there it's incredible. So many things to see and do!
So what did we decide.
This :
Rio - amazing I fell in love with Christ the redeemer - wanted to bring him home but I think the excess baggage may have been huge! Plus I probably may have been arrested.
You need to see him he is amazing! Also sugar loaf is a mountain you have to go there. We didn't know about this t…