Thursday, November 25, 2010

A wonderful chat with Alex Bernard

Recently I had the chance to talk with Alex Bernard from radio 4BC here in Brisbane about what we do at Spirit of Life Boutique. Alex does Summer Afternoons on weekends on 4BC and has a variety of interesting subjects and people on her program. Why not tune in on 1116 on your AM dial and spend your afternoons with Alex?

You can listen to the interview here. Take care.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day 2010

So here it is again.. Remembrance Day 2010. 92 years since the guns fell silent in 1918. Mark and I were discussing it last night. We both remember our primary school days and how we all stood silently on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month for one minute to remember those who had fallen in the war to end all wars. As a nation do we still remember to remember? There was a time when department stores would remind shoppers and their staff to stop for that one minute. There was a time when the city was a sea of red paper flowers on men's suit coats and ladies dresses. Mark's father who was a WW1 veteran himself would ensure his entire office came to halt each year to remember. He never spoke much about the horrors of his experience.. he just said... "War Changes Men".

For a lot of baby boomers, if you mention remembrance day they will automatically think of 1975 and the dismissal of the Whitlam Government. A subject that is still raw with emotion for a lot of people. Whatever you think of the dismissal.. take time out today to stop at 11 and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in all wars so that we might live in peace today.

Lest we forget.


P.S. The Summer edition of Boutique News is out.. look out for your copy in your letterbox any day now!