Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ramadan crafts and Ramadan knowledge

The text across the top of this blog says what it is all about.  I keep this blog free of sound offs and heavy stuff and put them on The Network.  I prefer The Trad Pad to be a place of sweetness, light and beautiful things.  However, we are living in a world/a nation which is increasingly multi-cultural, multi-faith, and interfaith.  And this is the month of Ramadan.  Across the world, Ramadan is huge as Christmas across the world is huge.  So I am seeking to explore with Trad Padders what Ramadan is all about.  With these thoughts in mind, I explored what might be in keeping with this place.  And so it is that I present you, dear Trad Padders, with Karima's Crafts.


In turn, the banner above led me to this site : The Wonderful Art Garden for Muslim Sisters
Karima's site has a Ramadan section.
Many of the crafts in this section can be adapted
for other reasons and seasons.

For a more precise knowledge of what Ramadan means in the Muslim faith, 
please explore the document embedded below.



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Grandmothers Against the Detention of Refugee Children : World Refugee Day : The Billy-Lids Song

Last Sunday was World Refugee Day - celebrated in City Square in Melbourne.
trained to Melbourne for the event which concluded Refugee Week.

Here we are at City Square, Melbourne - before the huge crowds turned up!

Below are two links to the Billy-Lids song which comes to us from
Please take the opportunity to learn the song and spread its message.

Great song. See who you can recognise. To me, Margaret Roadnight's voice is instantly recognisable.Thanks to Brigid Walsh for introducing me to this group of Artists.
Posted by Denis Wilson on Tuesday, 23 June 2015

And there is another interesting site for the song here

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day to all those mums in detenton - we are thinking of you on this day.

Please copy this post to 
your Facebook, your Google+, Twitter - 
everywhere you can - 
so that mothers cruelly detained will know 
that there are Australian mothers, parents, grandparents, 
thinking of them and their children on this day.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Calling artists, photographers and the like - come to Buangor on Sunday to help save the ancient and doomed trees

FROM THE WHAM FACEBOOK SITE:
Say your goodbyes to these beautiful old redgums who've been living in the Middle Creek area long before it had that name - 200-400 years previously, at least. Say goodbye to the young trees too. There aren't too many growing on adjacent farmland. NONE of these trees are protected. 
Not by the ‪#‎AndrewsGvt‬.
Not by anyone who has the power to protect them. 

Say goodbye.

AN INVITATION
Noticed any roads authorities vandalising ancient habitat trees
on the Western Highway lately? 
Come to Buangor on the 3 May - Sunday - 10am to 3pm 
and help record the treasures we are losing. 

Bring all your own materials, picnic, chair, etc. 
(NB - good toilets at Beaufort!) 
The enormous environmental damage being inflicted upon us all 
is to save a TOTAL OF 2 WHOLE MINUTES of travel time 
between Beaufort and Ararat! 
For more details contact as per poster or via WHAM on Facebook

Numbers to phone for more information:
0408 545 229
0400 713 175

Could you also bring Yellow Ribbons
to tie around the trees
As a symbol of our care for them
Please know, we are being positive about saving these trees
for future generations


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Encapsulation of a life!

Trad Pads don't come much more traditional than this.  It is a reflection of a life.  Please watch the video.  I was taken by the real estate man's instructions and intentions to leave the house as is.  Of course what happens now is up to "the investor" who purchased it.  I hope Fairfax ensures that it keeps this record.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

How waste can miraculously become a place of beauty!

My compost bin is, at the moment, half full. I sometimes leave the lid off to catch a bit of rain.  On my last visit to the bin, this is what I found.

My friend Alida said:  They're very pretty, but I do suggest your compost needs more nitrogenous material so bacteria grow as well. This seems to have too much carbohydrate in it. Add manures if you can, or fresh green waste. And turn it.

I said no to the manure.  A couple of inches below these beautiful things is a couple of inches of horse manure.  I did say yes to the turning. Will see to that.

My friend, Denis, of The Nature of Robertson has identified the fungi for me.  The elegant black and white mushrooms are Coprinus calyptratus.  The small white hooded ones are the young of the species.






Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Upholstery classes at the #Creswick Neighbourhood Centre! Mmmm...

Look at what the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre is up to. 

Are any other TradPadders interested in going? 

I might be --- although I thought my doing up furniture days were over, this is a temptation! 

The CNC is a lovely place to do a course. Have done a couple of Larissa Romensky AbcOpen Ballarat courses there. After all, Creswick is only a suburb of Ballarat - just a bit of a hop, step and a jump!!  There has already been someone on the CSN Facebook site wanting to come up from Melbourne!
Pssst... I'm talking out of hand but, I'm a bit excited about some workshops we are planning for the near future... UPHOLSTERY! Yes you heard it right! It's a DIY dream and it's coming true very soon. Let us know if you're interested. smile emoticon

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