Let’s celebrate what we have found, discovered….. uncovered…this past week.
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What is Friday Finds ?…. You ask….
Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives….
So many find possibilities…..unique treasures…… special moments….. life lessons……little things…..big things too…… nature’s beauty….. heart shaped stones, a special cup…..a pretty flower….wise words…. Endless…..
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Simply put….. you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind…..
My wish for Friday Finds…..that we stop …. pause…..simply…. cherish life’s simple pleasures……
romantic timber mansion began as a farmhouse in 1863 and was later
expanded to 18 rooms, with fairy-tale decorative verandahs and towers.
It was owned by the Kerr Taylors, a leading family in Mount Albert,
until it was left to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in 1972.
Allan Kerr Taylor was a landowner, investor and provincial and local
body politician. His wife Sophia was an outspoken advocate of the vote
for women, as well as a singer, gardener and mother of 10.
was famous in the 19th century for its balls, hunts, garden parties and
music. It contains a wealth of original family furniture and other
possessions, and several rooms retain their 19th century wallpapers.
It is used as a wedding venue. You may tour the gardens for free, or if you wish to enter the house, the entrance fee is $7.50.
I did not enter the house, as I am more interested in the grounds. It is a beautiful place.
"HOME" (House, Apartment, Trailer Home,...)
Next Week: MONEY (Bills, Coins, Gold, Silver, Things that are valuable,...)
Thursday Challenge is a place for photographic fun and learning.
I used to grow the curly leaf type, but the husband didn't like the smell.
Chewing a sprig after meals refreshes your mouth.
Parsley contains two types of unusual components that provide unique health benefits. The first type is volatile oil components—including myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene. The second type is flavonoids—including apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, and luteolin. Promote Optimal Health
Parsley's volatile oils—particularly myristicin—have been shown to inhibit tumor formation in animal studies, and particularly, tumor formation in the lungs. Myristicin has also been shown to activate the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, which helps attach the molecule glutathione to oxidized molecules that would otherwise do damage in the body. The activity of parsley's volatile oils qualifies it as a "chemoprotective" food, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens (like the benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke and charcoal grill smoke). A Rich Source of Anti-Oxidant Nutrients
The flavonoids in parsley—especially luteolin—have been shown to function as antioxidants that combine with highly reactive oxygen-containing molecules (called oxygen radicals) and help prevent oxygen-based damage to cells. In addition, extracts from parsley have been used in animal studies to help increase the antioxidant capacity of the blood.
In addition to its volatile oils and flavonoids, parsley is an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A (notably through its concentration of the pro-vitamin A carotenoid, beta-carotene).
12th, I launched my 3 books at RH hotel, my guest of honour was Dato
Sri Wong Soon Koh. The Quang Ning Association arranged for two lions to
welcome the VIPs as they arrived. It was such a great honour. According to this old
Chinese tradition and culture, only very important events have the lions
attending your function.
Lion dance (simplified Chinese: 舞狮; traditional Chinese: 舞獅; pinyin: wǔshī) is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture
and other Asian countries in which performers mimic a lion's movements
in a lion costume. The lion dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year
and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. It may
also be performed at many other important occasions such as business
opening events, special celebrations or wedding ceremonies, or may be
used to honour special guests by the Chinese communities. WIKI
Mr. Norman Ng, Christine's dad. one of the 244 refugee children
With Charles and Christine Sue
When I met up with Helen Wong, writer and historian, one of the first person I asked if she knew Christine Ng, daughter of Norman Ng. Christine and I used to work at Kerridge Odeon for 2 years before my oldest daughter was born.
Helen said Christine was traveling in Europe. It was great to see her at the 75th anniversary of the Chinese Refugees in New Zealand. I went to greet her and gave her a big surprise. It has been 30 years since we last saw each other. She married Charles who many of my engineering friends knew. http://mondaymellowyellows.blogspot.com.au/
Some cafes here bag their coffee grinds and leave them outside for you to take.
3 bags full of brown gold.
You can put it on top of your pots/garden as mulch or to your compost.
You can enrich your soil by mixing it with soil. They improve soil texture and drainage.
Put it on your plants as fertiliser as it breaks down.
As it decomposes, It slowly releases nitrogen for your plants. Good for leafy vegetables such as
spinach, tomatoes and corn. You see my tomatoes plants?
What a great way to recycle, instead of throwing the coffee grinds, some cafes have become environmentally conscious, take the effort to big the grinds and give it away for free. Don't worry about the coffee smell, after a few days, the smell will be gone.
I have done this for years, and I believe in reuse, recycle and re-education.
When a child grows up in poverty they miss out on things most New
Zealanders take for granted. They are living in cold, damp,
over-crowded houses, they do not have warm or rain-proof clothing, their
shoes are worn, and many days they go hungry.
Many more don’t get
to go to the doctor when they are sick, because they can’t afford the
costs of the appointment and the medicine. Others stay home from school
because they don’t have all the uniform or lunch to take. Poverty can
also cause lasting damage. It can mean doing badly at school, not
getting a good job, having poor health and falling into a life of crime.
are slowly seeing some action to reduce the numbers of children missing
out. We need to know if these changes are making a difference for kiwi
Every year the Child Poverty Monitor will record how well or badly we’re doing for kiwi kids.
The Child Poverty Monitor uses data from Otago University to show how many children are in different types of poverty.
To find out more about child poverty, you can read the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group report Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand: Evidence for Action.
The Annual Child Poverty Monitor is a partnership project between
the Children’s Commissioner, the JR McKenzie Trust and Otago
In 2012 the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory
Group on Solutions to Child Poverty put forward 78 recommendations on a
range of ways to address child poverty.
One of those
recommendations was around the need to measure and report on child
poverty rates annually. We believe this is a vital step in reducing
child poverty in New Zealand and that is why this project was born.
year, for the next five years, we will report on income poverty,
material hardship, severity of poverty and persistent poverty. In time
we will also include information on child poverty-related indicators
from health, housing, education and disability.
The measures of
child poverty we are reporting on come from a solid base of research and
data already collected here in New Zealand.
Thursday Challenge is a place for photographic fun and learning. A theme is announced on this site each week
Thursday Challenge theme is: HAPPY (Smiles, Faces, Laughter, Humorous Things,...) I was happy, so were the children when they donated their cans of food.
Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪
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2: Diary of a Bereaved Mother, Goodbye my baby 丧儿记:
Genre: Non fiction, self help, bereavement, infancy death
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