I’ve been flying a year with WP!

A little while ago, July to be exact I wrote about not having that little blue badge that WP hands out for ‘flying with them’ for a year. The reason I did not receive this then is because my orginal name started as randomramblingsfromamum ( I know a tongue twister really). Then I changed it not long after I began. So now I can say it…. drum roll anniversary-1x
I hate maths but I’m sharing my numbers (isn’t that what we’re supposed to do?)

Posts –  590

WP Followers –  486 – thank you each and every one of you. I am enjoying this journey on WP and the opportunity to share my ramblings and meeting new and interesting people on a daily basis. You have spurred me on with your gracious comments and support and for that I am truly grateful and I hope I can continue for another year (without annoying anyone) 🙂  My writing is something that is important to me (like any writer) and what I am vehemently passionate about. To see all of you enjoying what I do, makes the late nights, the early mornings, the phone near my bed in case a thought strikes at 2am…all the more worthwhile. So once again, let me say that I thank you for your kindness and your support (quite chuffed really).

🙂

Visitors –  25,697

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I am also going to possibly annoy some folk by putting up the Liptember cause till the end of September. So I will apologise for this in advance, if you tire of seeing it.

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LIPTEMBER MONTH OF SEPTEMBER – Shaun from http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com has kindly and generously written a blog for Liptember to help Kayla raise funds for the fight against Mental Illness. He has donated recently, as have a few of my readers. Please read and if you can donate (for those that haven’t already) we would be most grateful. Please re-blog his post too if you can, to get this out there. Thank You!

We are in the process of getting a Pay Pal address for those who have had difficulty donating.  

Where did you go?

Childhood did I lose you
somewhere along the way
moments that simply vanished
events I can’t recall
 
I remember
curly blonde hair
pen marked forehead ~ I called
you Irene like my mum
pink lace dress, plastic clicking eyes
 
wrought iron fireplace briquettes
wood piled high watching as the
magic circling smoke wafted
up the chimney bricks
 
cushions stacked a castle made; sheets
from beds my little place –  with plastic
tea-cups filled with water, my dolls my
guests inside and parents not allowed
 
backyard play and fences climbed till
t
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m
b
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over I go head first concrete never
soft – sore head – painful head
cries to mum, I lived to tell the tale 
 
being minded playing marbles
hmm the large one is soooo pretty
GUlp
fingers down the back of throat
this I remember well
 
shuttlecock soaring into the air
laughter family brothers playing
dad in knee high socks
holidays with rain in tents 
 
strumming a guitar on fallen
gum tree; vacant paddock calling
out as center stage,  not so in tune
voices with my besty from next door
 
there are photographs
to remind me ~ not many but a few
this is only how I remember
how I’ll remember you 
  
Me in Overalls031
 
For Poetics dVerse brought to us by Manicddaily, a/k/a, Karin Gustafson – The prompt for the day: some variation of “I remember”.  
 
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LIPTEMBER MONTH OF SEPTEMBER – Shaun from http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com has kindly and generously written a blog for Liptember to help Kayla raise funds for the fight against Mental Illness. He has donated recently, as have a few of my readers. Please read and if you can donate (for those that haven’t already) we would be most grateful. Thank You!  
We are in the process of getting a Pay Pal address for those who have had difficulty donating.  

 

 

For the Liptember Foundation

For those that have been kind enough to donate to the Liptember cause (see link below) that Kayla (my daughter) is raising monies for, please see the details below. As yet they do not have a link on line for overseas donations 😦 I know it’s messy this way, so I understand if it’s put in the ‘all too hard basket”.

https://www.liptember.com.au/kayla.tacken

Liptember Foundation
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB: 062 000
Acc no: 1390 1111

We’re thrilled to have you on board and very impressed with your position on the leader board so early 😉

If your sponsors donate directly to the charity and receive a receipt, they can make a direct donation via bank deposit and notify us by email so we can issue them a receipt. We would then credit these donations to your profile.
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Hi All,

I have registered for Liptember – Please sponsor me or donate to the cause! Please go to the attached link- thank you SO MUCH!!!
https://www.liptember.com.au/kayla.tacken
Liptember is committed to raising funds and awareness for gender specific mental health issues for women.
Through a fun, fresh and engaging campaign, Liptember encourages women to openly communicate and familiarise themselves with gender specific mental health issues.
Please share and join to help raise money and awareness for Women’s Mental Health.
The rules are simple. A month is all it takes. Women participating in Liptember must wear the lipstick throughout September at work and when out and about.
Go to the web page: http://www.liptember.com.au/ to see full details.

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Please let me know if you have contributed – “We” thank you so very much for your kind support.

A request to my readers

Hello everyone,

This is something I haven’t done before, nor do I intend making a habit of it.
I am putting it out there (for my daughter) as she has signed up over here in Australia for Liptember.
Please see the details below. We SHE would greatly appreciate it, if any one would care to donate anything (large or small) for this cause.

I thank you in advance on behalf of Women’s Mental Health and my daughter #2 who no doubt will be wearing zany colours throughout the month of September!

Psst: If you let me know if you contribute – I shall put your site up on a special thank you blog.
AND my daughter will also thank you.
Mumsy

Hi All,

I have registered for Liptember – Please sponsor me or donate to the cause! Please go to the attached link- thank you SO MUCH!!! 🙂

https://www.liptember.com.au/kayla.tacken

Liptember is committed to raising funds and awareness for gender specific mental health issues for women.

Through a fun, fresh and engaging campaign, Liptember encourages women to openly communicate and familiarise themselves with gender specific mental health issues.

Please share and join to help raise money and awareness for Women’s Mental Health.

The rules are simple. A month is all it takes. Women participating in Liptember must wear the lipstick throughout September at work and when out and about.

Go to the web page: http://www.liptember.com.au/ to see full details.

 

 

Why Mental Health?

  • There is little gender specific mental health research applied to women
  • More focus needs to be placed on treating men and women separately when it comes to mental health
  • Suicide is the biggest single cause of death for Australian women aged 18 to 34
  • One in three Australian women will suffer depression or anxiety during their lifetime
  • Women are more susceptible to anxiety and depression than men
  • Post natal depression affects 15% of women within the first year after childbirth