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Di Riddell

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What Do You Get A 90 Year Old For Her Birthday?

May 24, 2019
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What was I going to do for my Mum for her 90th birthday? After living away for many years, I returned to my home town where Mum was in a retirement village. She had had a hard life and for many years little joy and happiness. I was about to remedy that. For her 84th…

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Has Your Adoption Story Been Positive or an Ongoing Struggle?

May 23, 2019
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Until I started my adoption journey, I did not realise how many people have and are affected by adoption. It affects more than the birth mother and baby. The ripple effects can flow on through decades even generations with extended families.

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A Beautiful Response To ‘Hate Comments’ On A Blogpost

May 22, 2019
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Most people who put themselves ‘out there’ especially on emotional or controversial subjects are likely to attract ‘hate mail’. Yes, initially it hurts, you feel like biting back. That is what trolls want, to know they have upset you, moved you to anger and posting an unguarded response. In the video below is the most…

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Memories of my Uncle Alec on Anzac Day

April 25, 2019
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I was listening to an item on ABC radio while driving. They were discussing how DNA id being used to identify bones from
unknown soldiers in New Guinea from WW11. The bones are breaking down, even crumbling
when handled.
Those words got me thinking about Uncle Alec. He went off to
war as a young man looking very proud in his uniform. There are only two photos
of him after that, taken about 6 months later. He has a very different look.

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power of black and white, sharp and clear

Who Remembers black and white photos and TV?

February 4, 2019
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Remember when black and white photographs and early TV were considered the best?

Remember when colour photos and colour TV were introduced? How excited we all were?

Remember how black and white photos and black and white TV were considered old hat?

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fearful, stressed, wantout, lack confidence, lack self esteem

What Does Your Social Media Voice Say?

January 16, 2019
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Does it paint the world as rosy, rosy, rosy? Does it paint the world as blue, blue, blue? Are you somewhere in between? Or are you squirming quietly in your chair? Learning the art and surviving caravanning is part of my life right now. You know, you see pictures of people’s travels (that includes mine)…

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ideas, thoughtss, confident speaking, your voice matters

Ideas… where do you get your best ideas?

January 1, 2019
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Ideas and challenges are like a bus, there will always be another one.  A phrase, image or paragraph I see is what sparks my thoughts.

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kind, compassionate, confident

Generosity of Spirit

December 30, 2018
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Generosity is a quality, like honesty and patience. When you are showing generosity, you may give away money, goods, time, love or something else.  Beyond that, when you are kind, supportive and gentle it is more than the act of giving, you are showing a generosity of spirit.

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Trust, respect, betrayal. forgiveness

You can HEAL from Betrayal and LOVE your LIFE again

August 14, 2018
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If you are dedicated to improving the quality of your life and cultivating more happiness and peace – then KEEP READING

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confidence, lookin out, adoption, forced adoption, triplets, self worth

An Experiment of Separating Triplets Through Adoption

June 25, 2018
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Nature versus nurture
In the 1980’s a psychologist took on a macabre experiment of separating triplets placed for adoption.

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