Wednesday, 22 June 2016

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My Crytsal Collection - 6 Favourite


MOONSTONE
The Stone for the dreamers & the travellers. Promoting safe travel both in physical and dream state. Providing clarity and vision. Keeping one focused while in a meditative or altered state of awareness. It is particularly helpful in seeing emotional patterns and life lessons, and in balancing yin and yang energies. Carrying the energy of the new moon at the height of its power, stimulating psychic perception, vision and dream work. Moonstone can magnify one's emotions, activating  energy in women and emotional balance in men, and is supportive in children to drive away nightmares or insomnia. White, detailed and marble-like. Very calming if i sleep with it beside my bed. 


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CHALCOPYRITE/BORNITE

Also known as peacock ore, Bornite is all about enjoying happiness in the moment. Realizing that there is no need for deficiency, you are the creative force in your world. Release that which is no longer useful. Showing a splendor of colour from the rainbow fused in time. Bornite has a brown to copper-red color on fresh surfaces that tarnishes to various iridescent shades of blue to purple in places. Its striking iridescence gives it the nickname peacock copper or peacock ore. This stone looks insanely shiny in any light. The colours are bright and shimmering.


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KAMBABA JASPER
This stone represents a deep connection to the Earth and a profound  understanding of your reasons for being here. When held or worn close to the head, it assists in assimilating new unblocked ways of being.  Also known as crocodile jasper, the stone comes in a variety of colours and patterns. This stone is found in Africa and is relatively new to the gemstone market. It is said to mystically soothe the nerves and state of mind. Helping the stabilization of dietary needs, assimilation of vitamins and minerals and cleansing the body of toxins are all key points as to why i had to add this stone to my collection. Intricet patterns in a fish eye glass. I love to hold a light over this, or even a magnifying glass if i had one. *note to self* Buy a magnifying glass.
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CITRINE
Promoting abundance & self-esteem. Manifests prosperity in all forms. This stone increases optimism and energy and is said to enhance personal will and creative imagination. It has energies of good fortune and good luck, though these may appear in unexpected ways. Citrine is a joyful stone with bright energy which lights up many aspects of lives of those who work with it. Citrine is a solar plexus chakra  stone used metaphysically to increase, magnify and clarify personal power and energy. This increased personal power can be used for the focused intent of the individual, as it brings will power as well. Citrine is a solar plexus chakra  stone used metaphysically to increase, magnify and clarify personal power and energy. This increased personal power can be used for the focused intent of the individual, as it brings will power as well. Beautiful marble-like stone, probably smash if dropped.

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CHRYSOPRASE
Growth, compassion, connection to nature. This large, bright stone supports youthfulness, vitality and fertility. The releasing of fears and the encouragement of trust & love. revolving around courage, resolutions and truth. Green Chrysoprase is a delightful stone of the green ray. It is a variety of chalcedony, which is a type of quartz, and is one of the more valuable stones of this group. It brings through the vibration of Divine Truth, and promotes joy and happiness, while healing the heart of energies of depression and anxiety. It has metaphysical properties for healing as well as being a stone to attract new love and abundance and prosperity. This stone is great to massage in your fist. Very smooth and large.


SHUTTUCKITE

Allowing one to verbalize psychic visions/spirit communications. Embracing the truth and releasing fear. Fantastic for studies of Tarot/Psychic/Divination. Thats exactly the reason I had to get my hands on this stone. The colour is outstanding with a deep ocean blue splattered with turquoise sprakle. Holding a torch above this was an intense sight. 

~Ɲature

Feral Camel's in Australia

If you were like me and had no idea about the population of camels in Australia, then this is for you. I promise, only last night in my room, did the topic of camel's come up between Dan & I. He told me there were a lot of camel's in the deserts we have here. I didn't believe him so I googled Australian Feral Camels.

Two species of camel made up a population of around 1 million feral camels’ in 2008. Imported from British India & Afghanistan during the 19th century for transport, the species called dromedaries and even some Bactrian camels were used for construction during the colonisation of the central and western parts of Australia. There are literally just camels?! Wild feral camels. People would actually just let them escape when they were finished with them. They used them and let them go free to do whatever they wanted. It's crazy.

The first camel, Harry, arrived in Aus. in 1840. There as supposedly more camels imported, but all but Harry died on the voyage. An inland exploration by pastoralist and explorer John Ainsworth Horrocks. Anyway, He rode Harry all the way around to find some agricultural land. So Harry was just taking a break, like any innocent camel would, however John was loading his gun and preparing to shoot a bird he had in his sight. Harry moved his knee and bumped John which caused some broken fingers and crushed a row of teeth somehow. This happened on September 1st and John died September 23rd after requesting that Harry was shot. Harry lived on. I hope...

Out of all countries that come to your mind when you think about the largest feral camel population in the world, would you believe me if I told you that Australia is the only country with feral herds of camels. Therefore, automatically having the largest population in the world. The only camels exhibiting wild behaviour exist only in Australia. The exact population of wild camels in Australia is still unknown.

Now I'm a big supporter of the Earth we live in and the conservation side of living. I don't agree with culling species of any sort. Except certain species of humans like rapists and paedophiles, you know? Anyway, camel culling is a thing. In 2013, the estimate was 600,000 prior to the first culling, down to 300,000 after culling. Increasing 10% per year. Okay so maybe after a camel herd spends a day at a watering hole they end up making it foul and sure they might destabilize dune crests, which can contribute to erosion, but it's not like they mean it. Or any animal for that matter. I can just imagine a gang of feral camels with leather vests and bandanas on. Deliberately travelling together and occasionally harassing another passing gang. There main mission in life, is to destroy sand dunes and use watering holes as toilets. Bad Ass Camels, coming soon.

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Carl's Jnr Experience

I won't lie, the first time i saw the construction gates with the Carl's logo all over them, my stomach rumbled. "It's gonna get messy" embedded into my mind. The anticipation for the first ever Carl's Jnr. joint in Australia was intense. Seeing this giant construction grow everyday just made me more curious. Then, one magical day, they were finally open. There was a decent line up from the night before, where people were literally camped out the front of the restaurant. The first few people got free Carls Jnr for a whole year. Unlimited burgers, chips, drink? No, just one meal a week from Carl's. I guess it's still a pretty good deal. Not worth lining up for hours in the cold for though.

After driving past nearly every day and seeing that the drive-thru ordering always had a huge line, and always full of people, you can imagine my excitement when i saw it empty for the first time. I grabbed my boyfriend Dan and we headed off to try the famous fast food for the first time ever


At first glance the menu was overwhelming and we sat there looking at it for around 5 minutes or so before finally ordering our meals. I ordered The Big Carl in a large combo (which includes large chips, large drink of choice and the burger). Dan ordered a Western Bacon Burger in a large combo. Now when you hear the title "The Big Carl" you can only have high expectations. The burger is literally named after the restaurant. We sat in the drive thru bay for around 8 minutes or so before receiving our food, before heading to our local beach to enjoy the taking of our Carl's Jnr virginity. 


Only, it was the exact opposite of enjoyment for myself. I don't think I have ever been that let down in my life. Un-packaging my burger, to reveal to bread buns stuck together? No cheese glooping down the sides? No lettuce onion or literally any ingredient that was apparently in the burger was is sight. I opened up the top lid of my burger, only to be faced with one tiny meat patty, that honestly looked like it had been cremated and re modeled. A single piece of onion sat a top this cremated piece of shit, as well as like 4 pickles and a giant dollop of tomato sauce. Reluctantly, i decided to bite into it. The taste of this burger can only be described as a cheeseburger. A cheeseburger that had been stripped of its cheesy goodness, put through the washing machine and served in some plastic. That's it. Meanwhile Dan is totally loving his Western Bacon Burger and all i can smell is bbq sauce. This kinda made me feel worse about my meal all together since he was chuffed with his. The chips were a similar scenario.


Ok so maybe I was already put off by the burger so i had little expectations for these chips. They were pretty dry and un-salted. They tasted like old hash browns. They had the peel on them still for god sake. As for the large cokes Dan & I had, they were more like a couple of mouth fulls and slushied ice in the cup. I love slushies don't get me wrong! But seriously, if i wanted a slushie i would order one. It turned to ice chunks as soon as you drank the teaspoon of coke in your large cup. Also, I'm going to complain some more, because the cup lids, were so flimsy. each time you like move the cup, the lid would pop off. And god forbid you accidentally pick it up by the lid because it WILL pop off while a cup of coke is in the air, smash back down and make everything you love sticky.


So after my first experience, i was furious. I thought i would never go there again. I didn't rate it at all. But then, something happened. Something changed in that restaurant. Now, maybe there was a reason the drive-thru was empty. Maybe there as a trainee cook or a terrible chef on shift when i chose to go. My attitude for Carl's Jnr changed forever the day I sucked it up and tried Carl's Jnr. Give them one more chance to impress me. All I can say is, I'm impressed.


I asked for a minute in the once again empty drive thru of Carl's Jnr. Somehow the same setting as my first experience, never the less, I focused on the menu like an anthropologist would focus on bone fractures. A 1/3lb guacamole bacon burger in a large combo with coke. That's it. If someone asked me what the meaning of life was, I would tell them A 1/3lb guacamole bacon burger in a large combo with coke. Once i discovered that burger, I discovered happiness. If I was to be serious for a moment i would have to say the burger was pretty big. Heaps of fresh, juicy bacon over a 1/3lb patty of beef. Meanwhile there's this salsa sauce all over it mixed with guacamole. Guacamole that's on top of onion, that's on top of melted, gooey, heavenly cheese. All put together in a fluffy toasted bun. 

The drinks got better when i discovered the ice cream shakes. The oreo ice cream shakes to be precise. I swear i had 3 in one week. Absoloutely phenominal. The chips are officially saltier, hotter and just devine. I must say, Carl's jnr wasn't my favourite to start with but now. I do, and i will continue to recommend them. The friendly staff delivers the best customer service. The food is fine restaurant quality. I know everyone has their own opinions of Carl's Jnr so I'll let whoever decide for themselves. I'm just saying, I love it.


Bon Appetit,

Paige 

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