Learning how to fly

Learning how to fly


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Abandoned by his flock, Bigbird the pelican stumbled ashore after a storm and was taken in by the staff of Greystoke Mahale in Tanzania. Watch as Bigbird learns to fly for the first time.

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video:

He was swimming off the lake after a big storm and he couldn’t fly

He has lost his parents

Come on my boy you are going to go for a fly

Spread your wings, spread your wings

We have actually had to teach him to fly,

By running up and down the beach

Flapping our arms

Daily Gratitude #5

Daily Gratitude #5

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

 –  Maya Angelou


photography by vocabularyinchunks
Because LOVE has no expiry date

Because LOVE has no expiry date

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OzHarvest has opened Australia’s first ever ‘rescued’ food supermarket –  The OzHarvest  Market – in Kensington, Sydney. Positioned on the ground floor of the TOGA Addison Project, the market aims to make rescued food and other goods available for everyone, especially those in need, by operating on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ model.      READ MORE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching video :

  • Like no supermarket you’ve known before
  • No price tags
  • No sale signs
  • No 2 for 1 specials
  • Simply take what you need
  • Give if you can
  • Restaurants and caterers
  • Surplus food
  • It would end up wasted
  • People in need


What makes you happy?

What makes you happy?

  [soul pancake]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Happiness and joy are very close to each other
  • This is my roof top
  • When I need to escape and feel happy
  • My happy place
  • To have a good time with good friends
  • Just a happy moment
  • Being with my grandma
  • When I asked my girlfriend to marry me
  • Real happiness
  • Spending quality time with my family


Do it with full heart

Do it with full heart

[Happen Films]

“Lou started the Food is Free laneway in Ballarat just over a year ago.

When Lou moved to a big property, she started growing far too many vegetables to use herself, “I was sharing them with neighbours and friends and ran out of people to give it to. I realised I should start sharing with the local community”.

Lou figured out that the easiest place to start her movement would be the laneway next to her house. She now gets anywhere from 20 to 100 visitors a day to her laneway, “It enabled me to know all of my neighbours now and made me feel much more connected to the community”. There are about four spaces in Ballarat now and also in Castlemaine, Bendigo, Gippsland and right across to Perth. “It’s not about food, it’s about connecting. People come and don’t even take food, they just come for the conversations. Gardening is so wonderful for mental health and wellbeing. It’s really become quite a little hub and it’s really lovely to see that.”[Australian of the Day]

Follow Lou’s #foodisfree stories HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :
  • Food is free laneway
  • Guerilla  gardening
  • Utilizing a space beside my property
  • Where food is dropped off, food is grown and food is taken
  • A food swap
  • Grow their own produce
  • It blows people’s minds
  • An avid gardener
  • Growing way too much produce
  • People caught on and realized what it was all about
  • #Food is free
  • Explaining what it was all about
  • It’s taken a year to organically grow
  • Up to 100 people a day
  • You can’t define who comes through the lane
  • Can’t quite make rent
  • Pay the school fees
  • That is what the lay way is all about
  • It’s actually showing human kindness
  • My property was up for sale
  • A local concerned citizen
  • A philanthropic view-point
  • Express my gratitude to this lady
  • An occasional chat by the litter box
  • With my immediate neighbors
  • Go out for dinner together
  • They are so inspired
  • Do it with full heart
  • Encourage as many people as possible
  • A small, simple, effective, grassroots, straight to the heart story
  • Give it your best,
  • Many many more all around the world
  • On every street corner
Work in a gentle way doing work you love

Work in a gentle way doing work you love

[Happen Films]

Read more about Living the Change HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The creation of culture that is generous and abundant
  • An infrastructure of care, woven into neighborhoods
  • In the heart of Oxford
  • Go and do work in the community
  • Cover the costs
  • Pay urban gardeners to go out and mentor edible landscapes
  • We get to touch base with some of the pensioners
  • Have ears for what their knowledge base is
  • Providing a social contact for them
  • Share their knowledge around food gardening
  • We can engage in the conversations around that
  • Facilitates something that otherwise wouldn’t have been here
  • The kind of changes that need to be made in urban areas
  • Builds community
  • Affordable healthy food
  • Less reliant on unsustainable imported goods
  • Shipped from all over the world
  • The abundance of food that can be grown in an urban space
  • We’ve got huge amounts of food going here
  • Can be as self-sufficient as you want to be
  • Part of what we are working towards for ourselves
  • To live quite simply
  • Working really hard in some sort of frantic way
  • We can work in a gentle way doing work we love
  • Reduce our requirement for money
  • Then we can love life
  • Its far more fulfilling to be able to share that knowledge with people who don’t have it
  • I can see eatable areas, eatable landscapes
  • Sharing their food, sharing seeds, swapping seeds
  • This model taken into another town, and put in place
  • That would be a pretty significant success



Call someone you’ve lost touch with

Call someone you’ve lost touch with

 [Soul Pancake]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Tell them what they mean to you
  • Really helping me get on the right path to Med School
  • I was just calling to say hi
  • I love you and I miss you
  • I want to be able to talk to you more often
  • Thank you for your dedication and commitment
  • Awesome
  • Even though our paths have diverged
  • I’ll try and keep in touch more
  • Holiday season
  • Make the whole relationship loving
  • To reconnect with someone
  • I thought of a million things that could have, might have happened
  • It takes lots of guts and courage to do something like this