A recent horror story on the media, involving young males, & the assault & torment & torture of a Handicapped young girl, has just outraged me. They video taped the whole sickening event, and then sold the video among school peers. I feel so angry, because I dont think those callous young boys are going to be held accountable for their filthy & cruel deeds. And I dont think there is anything that will be done to make the perpetrators realise what they have done.
I dont normally think prison or corporal punishment is the answer to anything- BUT! I wish they could be publicly FLOGGED!! And filmed being flogged. And the videos made available free to anyone who wanted to watch THEIR humiliation.
I had resolved not to comment about media reported events. Having been on the receiving end of media distortion, & misquotes, I know the story we see is not necessarily the story that IS. So I will shut up now.
This is a little wall hanging I have made, which as yet, has no home. I quite like the little 'birds'. It would have been a pattern from either Patchwork & Stitching or Australian Country Threads, I think & I like to give credit to designers, but cannot find the issue it has come from.
This is a pic of my attempt at a Raggedy Annie doll,& one of my Teds, who is a very strange little fellow, isnt he?
These next pics are from Nice Neighbour, who has a gorgeous deck, with lovely cool plants all along the rails, & her lovely little gardens. Mr Nice Neighbour is a very handy Man, & has come to our rescue on many an occasion to show us what to do to make things right, & also to help GOM, with the loan of tools & valuable knowledge. Mr Nice Neighbour has also made me a nice frame for a chair for one of my dollies, & it is one of those projects waiting to be finished, to upholster the chair!
Dont you just love the Donkey Tail 'hair' around the mask!
Yesterday Mrs Nice Neighbour arrived with a huge bunch of parsley, which they have growing in abundance. What a lovely treat for me, I love to use it in almost everything! (She also knows the story of the GOM & his Garden Crimes!)
Mail to answer today, Letters from BFJ, who has been away, for a week with her HYTB (Happy Young Toy Boy partner!). They went to stay on Waiheke Island with one of HYTB's brothers & BFJ said it is lovely over there, even though the weather is not perfect this year. My BB has long wished to live permanantly on Waiheke Island. I have to confess, I have never been there!
Also a letter from my cousin, who is really looking forward to us visiting. She has a new house, so I am looking forward to seeing her 'nest'. And her gorgeous quilts 'in the flesh'!!