2012 the year that has been

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We all say it every year, but I still can’t believe that 2012 is coming to a close. It seems to have gone really quickly but then slowly at the same time, in the way that every year feels to go. 2012 has been a huge year for me and while I didn’t enjoy it to begin with, I’m extremely happy with the way that it’s ending.

In the beginning of 2012, I was heartbroken, unemployed and really lost. I had no idea what was going on in my life and how I had managed to get to where I was. I wasn’t a fun person to be around but I luckily had some friends who stood by me anyway. Just when I thought things couldn’t get worse, 1 July 2012 happened. Read More

book review: wool by hugh howey

This book was sent to me by Random House Australia. I have been asked to write a review and my review is truthful to my opinion of the book.

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I am always fascinated to read an authors imagining of what they think the future could be like some day. It’s always interesting to see how someone’s mind works and what conclusions they draw. When Random House Australia gave me the opportunity to review WOOL by Hugh Howey, after reading what the story was about, I was pumped. This is what I was told. Read More

i will remember them, not him

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There are a few things in life that I feel as passionate about as the need for proper gun control everywhere, especially in the United States. Every time I wake to news of another shooting, I feel this terrible sinking feeling in my stomach. It’s sinking because it’s a tragedy but I know enough to know that nothing is going to change.

When I heard about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, I was devastated. Every time a new piece of information is released, I am moved to tears. Especially when the names and ages of the children killed were released. They were six and seven. A man stood in front of children who were six and seven and shot them multiple times with a semi-automatic. I can’t even fathom what kind of person is capable of this cruelty. Read More

this has to stop

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This morning, I woke up to news that yet ANOTHER school shooting happened in America. But something about this story was different. The shooting took place at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut where a 20-year-old man, Adam Lanza, opened fire, killing 28 people, 20 of them children between the ages of five and 10 (death toll varies on different news reports, no official figure has been released yet). You can read various news stories here, here and hereRead More

the duchess of cambridge is pregnant…now leave her alone

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When we woke up this morning, we were all greeted with the news that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child. According to ABC News St James Palace made a statement saying:

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby,” the palace said in a statement today. “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.” Read More