Words on Charity Awareness…


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop”
“No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many. – Kevin Heath, Ceo More4kids”

Recently through my love of reading I have come across some wonderful Humanitarians who support and promote Charity Awareness daily…which I have found very inspiring!

In my line of work as a Nurse I support and am involved in a lot of “Charity Fund Raising Events” –  I get to see both sides of the coin for a lot of Charity Organisations and Causes – such as National Heart Foundation of Australia, Starlight Children’s Foundations Australia, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Cancer Council Australia, NBCF Australia, World Vision, Guide Dogs Association, Life Line, Beyond Blue, Meals on Wheels, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Diabetes Australia, MS Society…and the list goes on!
I work in all areas of the Hospital mainly with the older generation covering Delirium and Dementia but I also work in Medical, Surgical, Orthopedic, Childrens, GEM, Extended Care, Palliative Care, Rehab and Mental Health Wards.
# Some Organisations that have really touched my heart & why?
A few years back I was working with a girl who had just moved up to Queensland from Sydney, and she hadn’t any friends or family to turn to for support…Long story cut short…her nearly 15 yr old son had to have a Heart Transplant and was admitted into the Hospital that I worked in, where he stayed for just over 8 months awaiting a Heart Transplant!!! My son was nearly the same age and my heart went out to him, the courage this young man showed was incredible and I was apart of his journey daily over this time and we all became very close! A year after he had received his New Heart they invited me to attended a ceremony for Donor and Receiver Families….all I can say is it will be etched in my memory forever, it was a very emotional experience!
In Daniel’s 8 month time in Hospital I got to see and experience how these Organisations work – Organ & Tissue Donation, Heart Foundation, Make-A-Wish & Starlight Children’s Foundation, and how they make a real difference and I can’t praise them enough, they are I just incredible!


# Organ Donation: 
  • Most Australians support organ and tissue donation…
  • This wish to help others becomes a reality if Australians learn about organ and tissue donation and make the decision to become a donor. Families also need to know the wishes of the potential donor. This means discussing, understanding and accepting each family member’s decision. If families are aware of their deceased loved one’s decision about organ and tissue donation, they are more likely to give consent for donation.
  • Even if you are registered as an organ donor, your family will still be asked to confirm your wishes and give their consent. It’s important that they know your wishes.




# National Heart Foundation of Australia:
  • The Heart Foundation saves lives and improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease.
  • While our work over the past five decades has helped reduce the number of deaths, cardiovascular disease (heart, stroke and blood vessel disease) remains one of Australia’s most devastating health problems.



# Make-A-Wish Australia:

  • Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.


image# Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia:

  • Starlight provides programs integral to the total care of seriously ill children – while health professionals focus on treating the illness, Starlight is there to lift the spirits of the child, giving them the opportunity to laugh, play and be a child again
  • Two decades of children’s laughter: Since being formed as an Australian children’s charity in 1988, the Starlight Children’s Foundation has brightened the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their families, throughout Australia.
  • About Starlight: Living with illness or injury can cause enormous strain in the lives of children and their families. The pain, loneliness and isolation that sick children feel dominates their lives, and they often miss out on normal experiences that healthy children take for granted.


When my son was in High School they became apart of this Community Organisation called Rosie’s Street Van, where a group of lads would go with a teacher and some parents along with the Van on certain nights into the City CBD and it was a real eye opener for us!
There was one particular story of a young girl the same age as my son at the time and she was sleeping on a mattress at the Beachside near his school because she had been kicked out of her home…and she got to school everyday she told them as she wanted to succeed in her life! Wonderfully they were able to help this girl find a safer home and helped her to finish her High School!!!


# Rosie’s Street Van:

  • Rosies aims to provide something intangible, we offer a range of services to our patrons, all with the aim of creating a sense of ‘home’ in different places. We aim to be present with people, offering them times of unconditional belonging.
  • Rosies’ most visible outreach is our street van. We operate street vans which offer tea, coffee, Milo and a friendly ear in all our locations: Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Logan/Beenleigh, Cairns, and Warwick. Most of our volunteers work with the street van, spending time with people who are homeless and often also houseless.
  • Rosies mission is to offer times of presence with others through street outreach, children’s and drug court support, youth detention visitation, and prison outreach.




I love Animals ….they give unconditional love and I think we Humans have a lot to learn from them!


  • The RSPCA is a community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.
  • RSPCA Australia is a Federation of eight independent State and Territory RSPCA bodies called member Societies. RSPCA member Societies do much of the hands on work traditionally associated with the RSPCA such as the operation of shelters and the Inspectorate plus community education and fundraising.
  • RSPCA Australia is home to a strong science and campaigns team, with a particular focus on farm animal issues. RSPCA Australia is responsible for facilitating national campaigns and events and representing the interests of animal welfare with Government and industry across all areas.


A Lion, A Tiger & A Bear….Oh My!
As cubs a lion, a tiger and a bear had been owned by a drug dealer who did not properly care for them! The bear’s harness grew into his skin because the owner did not alter it as the animal grew. They had been abused and neglected early in life, but were finally rescued. The bear’s harness had to be surgically removed.
After they had been taken in by an animal sanctuary in Georgia, USA, the staff tried to separate them due to obvious concerns that the three large predators would fight. During that trial of separation, the animals were uncooperative and behaved poorly. Once reunited, the three calmed down and were well behaved.
Twelve years later, the three friends spend their days playing, cuddling and eating together. There are no plans to separate these lifelong friends!

# Boston Marathon Tragedy…”Red Cross Appeal”

Boston Marathon Tragedy ~  Please help support via American Red Cross and The One Fund Boston!
In the aftermath of the senseless Boston Marathon Bombing, I received this a Letter below which I would like to share with you all…
This awful tragedy has affected many across the world….and we as a community worldwide can hopefully come together and help through donating to the Red Cross or The One Fund Donation ~ their Links are in the letter below, if you are in a position to do that it would be awesome and/or you can SIGN the Boston Marathon National Condolence Card http://t.co/OcCezvf3TO via @causeshelp


Hello Everyone,
In response to the tragedy in Boston, Argyle Empire is hosting a fundraiser to aid charities that will be helping in the recovery effort.
Given that part of the Gabriel series is set in Boston, we felt it was an appropriate and essential thing to do.If you donate a minimum of $5.00 to either the American Red Cross, your local chapter of the Red Cross or to The One Fund Boston, simply email a copy of your receipt to me at Then enter the giveaway posted at the top of our homepage at www.argyleempire.com.
SR has graciously agreed to sign UK edition copies of both “Gabriel’s Inferno” and “Gabriel’s Rapture” for the winner.
The fundraiser will run between now and April 30. The winner will be selected on May 1 and notified by May 3.
We began the fundraiser yesterday and I’m happy to announce that our first day generated over $300.00. Our sincere thanks go to our fellow moderators at all the SRFans accounts worldwide, THESUBCLUBbooks, Bookish Temptations, Kat Bastion and Darwin Blake for their assistance in promoting this endeavor. We’re off to a great start and we’d love to see this effort grow by leaps and bounds over the next two weeks. If you could help us promote this, that would be great.
If you would like to donate and enter the giveaway, please feel free to do so.
After all, this is really about helping a worthwhile charity and finding a way to deliver some kindness to a community that is hurting.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask by email or in the comments section below. Many thanks in advance.
Take Care, Jenn, Iris, Sere & Coco


Thank you for reading. Please share this with everybody. My heart goes out to all that have been directly affected by this awful tragedy….they are in my thoughts and prayers! And the words from John Lennon’s Lyric’s come to mind “Hopefully one day we can all live together as one” in PEACE….it’s just so very sad that this has happened…. Debs xx


Words on GGAddicts…


Ode to GGAddicts – Friends Online 

As the days flow into weeks
So does our Friendship grow…
A connection made through small beginnings occurred
Rising to passions of GGAddictions…
Unique and precious gifts you each are
With laughter and shenanigans assured daily…
Adding colour and life from across the waves
Through simple cares and attention…
Forever thankful am I to SR & his Books
Which has brought our paths to cross…
And I hope that our time will continue to grow
Into a future of never-ending S’mores!
© debradml (2013)

Words on Twilight Fan Fiction…


When I originally heard about the “Twilight Series” I thought it was a movie for teenagers….a few years passed when a friend invited me over for a Movie Night and I watched the first DVD in the Series and became instantly intrigued!

I then went out and purchased the Book and read it straight through….I then had to know what was going to happen next so immediately purchased the remaining books and read the whole Series within a week!!!

The Fourth Movie “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” was due out at the end of that year so after reading all the Books in the Series I also purchased and watched the other DVD’s to the Series!

From there I heard about the Books “Fifty shades of Grey” and how E. L. James had written on this thing called Twilight Fan Fiction – at the time I thought this was an interesting concept, but never looked into it.

I then found and fell in Love with Sylvain Reynard’s Books – “Gabriel’s Inferno & Rapture”,  and Googled him as I wanted to read more of his works……this lead me to Twitter & Goodreads, where the world opened up to a whole new world of very talented people and thus finding out more about Twilight Fan Fiction and many other Authors who started out from there!!!

Some of my Favourities to date are:-

  • E. L. James – Fifty Shades of Grey Triology
  • Sylvain Reynard – Gabriel’s Inferno & Gabriel’s Rapture
  • Alice Clayton – Wallbanger, The Unidentified Redhead & The Redhead Revealed
  • Debra Anastasia – Poughkeepsie, Crushed Seraphim, Bittersweet Seraphim & Shackled
  • Kahlen Aymes – The Future of our Past & Don’t forget to remember me
  • J. M. Darhower – Sempre
  • Sarah M. Glover – Grave Refrain
  • Tara Sivec – A Beautiful Lie, Seductions & Snacks, Futures & Frosting and Troubles & Treats
  • Christina Lauren – Beautiful Bastard & Beautiful Stranger
  • Jennifer Lane – Streamline
  • Morgan & Jennifer Locklear – Exposure

# Check out www.TwiFanFictionRecs.com for others…


Some others that aren’t yet published but have captured me are:-

# Random Cran (Miss Cranberry)

# Morgan Locklear (MOG)

# MeilleurCafe (SerendipitousMC)

# MG2112 (Avi Footwear Goddess) 

# Sweet Dirty Draco

# Gothic Temptress (Blantant Oddities)

# Raum (Raum Tweet)

# Anais Mark

# Writing Babe

# Mostly a Lurker

# Cosmogirl7481

# Sydney Alice

# Silly Bella

# Just Duckie

# Anna Lund

# Deb24601

# Jaxon22

# The Fic Chick

# TKegl

# Vancouver Canuck Girl

# Ms Kathy

# Sunflower Queen

# Afonz


Words on Sticky Little Leaves…


What are your Sticky Little Leaves in Life…?

I came across this saying whilst reading Sylvain Reynard’s books the “Gabriel’s Series”Fyodor Dostoevsky in his Book “The Brothers Karamazov” and Alexander Pushkin’s Poem “Chill Winds Still Blow“.
📣 Quotes from these Books & Poems are:
     # Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel’s Inferno & Rapture:
  • “She is not my equal; she is better. She is my sticky little leaf.”
  • “You are my sticky little leaf. My beautiful, sad, sticky little leaf, and I want to see you happy and whole.”
  • “The sticky little leaves aren’t faith or salvation. They’re the remnant of hope. They stave off his despair, demonstrating that despite the evil he has seen, there is at least one good and beautiful thing left.”

    # Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov:

  • “Though I may not believe in the order of the universe, yet I love the sticky little leaves as they open in spring. I love the blue sky, I love some people, whom one loves you know sometimes without knowing why. I love some great deeds done by men, though I’ve long ceased perhaps to have faith in them, yet from old habit one’s heart prizes them.”  
  • “I love the sticky little leaves in spring, the blue sky – That’s all it is. It’s not a matter of intellect or logic; It’s loving with ones inside, with ones stomach.”

    # Alexander Pushkin, Chill Winds Still Blow:

  • Will the sticky little leaves; Soon blossom from the fleecy birch?”



For me personally My Sticky Little Leaves” in life first and foremost would be my son, my mom, family and friends….

I have also related to the words, “I go on living in spite of logic at times“, in my life when darkness appeared and today I am glad to be still here!

Also the words – “Though I may not believe in the order of the universe, yet I do find things that I love” ….well for me it would have to be Books, Poetry, Music, Art, Nature/ Animals and in my job, where I get to Nurse some wonderful people!

And “Some great deeds done by some ordinary human-beings, especially when we cease to have faith in others“, this especially comes to mind after some of the recent senseless disasters in the US with Gun problems, Terrorist Attacks and Bombings where the tragic result was the killing of innocent lives…….and then you can read how people worldwide band together to support and assist those directly affected to overcome these awful events and “One’s heart prizes them and restores your faith”.
And last but not least to our amazing Heroes (The Police and Military Forces), who put their lives at risk daily to make our world a safer place to live in! Words are not enough to express what I think of them but they have my total Respect & Support!!! Can’t imagine what it must be like to walk in their shoes….

Words on Gabriel Series by Sylvain Reynard…

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These books are a brilliant must reads!


My 5 🌟 Review:

Gabriel’s Inferno & Rapture is an enriching tale about forbidden love between a Professor & his student, also unveiling a glimpse into the American College System, and the trials and tribulations this couple go through to try and be together!

It also introduces you into the world of Beautiful Italy, the story of Dante & Beatrice, Redemption, as well as some Unique & Beautiful Literature, Art and Music!

For me personally it has turned into a gift that just keeps on giving….my world just keeps growing & opening up from this experience!!!

# Can’t wait for the Audio Version to get released in Australia which I’ve been told are Awesomesauce…



# News on the third book in this series “Gabriel’s Redemption” – Which is due for release on the 3rd of December 2013!

What a wonderful early Christmas gift to his fans – Can’t wait!!!



# News on International Translations – These books have also been translated into other Languages which I think is wonderful….

Quote by Nelson Mandela comes to mind – “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes straight to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”



This Mysterious Canadian Author ~ Sylvain Reynard has created a wonderful series that has enriched my mind and soul!

Besides his works he is a great Humanitarian, who promotes and supports Charities World-wide and inspires others to do so!

If you would like to know more about this fabulous Author you can follow him on Twitter @SylvainReynard and/or go to his Website http://www.sylvainreynard.com



He also has a great team behind him called Argyle Empire who keep fans updated as well ….you can follow their Website http://www.ArgyleEmpire.com


# There is also a World-wide Team on Twitter called SRFans based nearly in every country….which is a tribute to him and his works!

❤ Some of them are: @SRFansOz @SRFansUk @SRFansItaly @SRFansSpain @SRFansCanada @SRFansPhilippines @SRFansEire @SRFansIran @SRFansLA @SRFansBrazil


I’ve become a part of a group on Twitter called @TheGGAddicts ~ we are hopelessly addicted to The Professor (Gabriel Emerson) & David Gandy (Who is a British Male Model), which many think portrays the ideal demeanor of the beloved character Professor Gabriel Emerson from the GI & GR Books ….in the way he carries himself, his Looks, Body, Hotness and Presence!!!


Ah swoon😉 xox


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Thud, don’t you agree!?! ;-D