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Kirsty Dale
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And people wonder why I insist on living by the sea...

Eldest ninja doesn't really get adventurous food wise but she told my dad before he died she wanted to try lobster. I said I wanted her to have a proper fresh one as we're right by the sea and it would be better tasting for her to have a yummy unblemished by supermarkets one.

Just picked this up in exchange for a bottle of wine as it's only a little one but it'll be good for her to try.

#villagelove #seasideliving #freshfish #lobster #tryingnewfoods 
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Forgot to post this yesterday for #worldcancerday

And this is still a thing - https://www.justgiving.com/Kirsty-Dale3 just sayin...
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In memory of the best dad and person ever. You were taken from us too soon.

Please donate to Cancer Research so that we can stop this horrible thing taking people from us all.

#donate #justgiving #cancerresearch #cancer 
Help Kirsty raise money for this great cause.
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My dad. I love you. I'm sorry you were suffering at the end, I'm glad you're at peace now.

I'm gutted you won't be showing the ninjas how to fish like you did me. I'll try to teach them like you taught me but I know it won't be the same.

I miss you so much. I can't believe you're gone now. 

#myhero 
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Thanks +Tony Catano​ and of course many many great memories. 
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Wow.. You look so good in that picture.
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Totally forgot to share these pics like I said I would.

+LeNae Iscience​ you are welcome to print for discussion in class. My ninjas were supremely excitable and interested in the mini twisters on the beach in Scotland :-) 
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Totally forgot to show you my hair from this morning. Jodie at +Leslie Hairdressing​ Inverness is the best stylist.

#haircut #happycustomer 
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An old petition (4 months) but still a damn worthy one.

Also an opportunity for me to say I told you all so in 1997 because I couldn't vote against him but no one listened.
 
They Won't But #SIGN It Anyway !!
Tony Blair brought chaos to Iraq. He also aided the unnecessary murder of British service people and, made a lot of money out of it whilst the U.K. fell flat down. Tony Blair should be brought to justice and, face a trial with a possibility of being charged with war crimes
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It has just taken entirely too long to get this as my profile picture...

I had to set it as my twitter profile picture and then copy and paste it here. Apparently the only social media Cancer Research UK accepts exists are twitter and fbook - bleurgh.

as such it is terrible quality...maybe thats it, maybe they can't be bothered to deal with reasonable quality pictures. Either way, Unity Bands on the way.

#Cancersucks #Cancer #ADaytoUnite #CRUK 
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Project Semicolon: Choosing Not To End Your Sentence...

I don't recall asking this of my friends and followers here before, at least not this forcefully, but please share this post liberally, will you?

Let's trend this hashtag: #SaveALife  

Let's TAG Googlers and cool cats we know like +Yonatan Zunger +Mike Elgan +Trey Ratcliff +Daria Musk +Vivienne Gucwa +Jaana Nyström +steph wanamaker +Moritz Tolxdorff +Larry Page +Sergey Brin +Eric Schmidt +Vic Gundotra +Bradley Horowitz +Thomas Hawk and see if we can't make a difference with AMPLIFYING this message!

Early on in my G+ experience, I had some amazing conversations with a young man who had been contemplating killing himself. He lamented that no one was interacting with him here, or listening at all to anything he had said or was writing about. He was deep into the abyss and absolutely borderline suicidal. I wrote him and said I was listening. I would be there for him any time, 24/7. He could write or call, or text - whatever he needed. Whatever he needed, I would be there for him, as long as he continued to let me in to his world. Into his thoughts.I later found out that he had jumped out of that deep abyss and had made a pretty good recovery. He thanked me for being the one person to listen, and I thanked him for being a part of this beautiful world. I don't know where he's "at" today, but my sense is that he lived through that era, and is now thriving. I sure hope so.

I would and will do the same for anyone now. I have a family history of dark depression and it has run deep in some members. It has taken a hard toll on our entire family, and I myself was not immune to these overwhelming thoughts of despair in my early years. Heck, maybe even yesterday. But I love life, and always have. I love the feeling of "what's next" and of the adventures just around the corner. I am a survivor.

During this holiday season, so many people need our help. Sometimes, it's as easy as posting a comment on their post, or reaching out t them via text or a call, but in any case, this is a VERY tough time of year and I encourage everyone to help others where you can, and be open to people who are absolutely desperate. It might only take a few minutes of your time, but you could end up saving someone's life, just by listening, and opening yourself up to their world. Yeah, this season is particularly tough for many people every year, and I hope I can help make a difference to so many more people who are crying out for someone to listen. I WILL listen, and I WILL be there for you -- if you'll let me!


About Project Semicolon

Grammar pedants have long known that punctuation is everything. And even casual language buffs can tell you that commas save lives (surely you’ve seen the ‘Let’s eat Grandma’ vs. ‘Let’s eat, Grandma’ meme). But to thousands who may have never thought twice about a dangling modifier or a misplaced appositive, the semicolon has become their reason for enduring.

Thanks to Amy Bleuel, the often misunderstood symbol has morphed from a simple punctuation mark to a badge of pride for those who struggle with depression, suicide, addiction, anxiety, and self-injury.

Bleuel started the nonprofit movement Project Semicolon in April 2013 to honor her father, who took his own life, and to give voice to her own fight with mental illness. The idea was to encourage anyone haunted by these demons to draw a semicolon on their body, photograph it, and share it on a given day to encourage love and to inspire.

“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you, and the sentence is your life,” explains Project Semicolon’s website.

Since its inception, Project Semicolon has transformed from a once-off social media initiative into a full-fledged movement and awareness campaign for mental health and suicide prevention. And just as a once-fleeting call-to-action has given way to this more permanent form of activism, people have exchanged the Sharpies that Bleuel initially suggested for permanent ink.

Semicolon tattoos are cropping up everywhere: on wrists, behind ears, above ankle bones, and more. And with them, an outpouring of heartfelt stories, grassroots tattoo-a-thons, and even a fully devoted charity organization called The Semicolon Tattoo Project (TSTP) have followed.

“In a society that often tries to hide mental health issues, we want to push back and show that the more we talk about it, the more people get help,” says TSTP.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s 2014 Behavioral Health Barometer, over 13 million Americans struggled with a serious mental illness, 9.3 million seriously thought about committing suicide, and 17.3 million were dependent on alcohol in 2013.

Even more alarming, though, is the fact that nearly thirty-two percent of people diagnosed with a serious mental illness did not receive treatment in that same year. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, many don’t seek proper diagnosis and help because of the stigma attached to this kind of illness.

And that’s exactly what the semicolon tattoo is working to change.

Just as the mark is a sign for readers to pause before continuing on with a sentence, participants have embraced the symbol as a reminder that their story isn’t over yet—and that they should tell it.

Look at the TSTP Facebook page and you’ll find countless people sharing tales of survival and struggle. These brave, honest accounts have started to bring a community together and endow members with the kind of pride that is capable of breaking down stigma.

What’s more, the tattoo has encouraged people to demand recognition for and discussion about illnesses that often skate by under the radar because they are invisible.

Ink has always been a conversation starter, and the semicolon emblem is no different. It’s an opportunity for survivors, those who battle every day, and even supporters to talk to those unacquainted with mental health issues. And as TSTP points out, “The more we talk about it, the more people get the help they need when they need it.”

So, in an age when many of us spend more time tweeting than talking, let alone doing, the semicolon tattoo might just be the most beautiful thing we’ve learned about in a long time (and, yes, we would believe this even if we weren’t such devout grammarians).

#suicide   #suicideprevention   #semicolon   #tattoo     #addiction   #helpingothers #semicolontattoo   #celebratinglife     #anxiety   #selfinjury  

via/ http://www.grammarly.com/blog/2015/why-a-semicolon-tattoo-is-the-most-beautiful-tattoo/
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Squeal! Got my new hoodie in my BLOPS3 crate from #lootcrate today!

#selfie
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So I have decided this year to embrace Scotlands love of the Xmas jumper. What do you think?

Might be getting into the Xmas mood now.

#xmasjumper #penguins #xmas #xmasmood 
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No good at talking about myself but here goes...I'm weird and I'm content with that. 

I post about my everyday life and I post selfies from time to time. I post other things that I find interesting or speak to me along the way but its mostly the #myday and #selfie posts here.

I comment on others posts about all sorts of things - Comics, Doctor Who, and STEM, to name but a few.

I am trying to try everything. I love Wing Tsjun and Tango, I talk about my mini ninjas and how we're all trying stuff. We like Canoeing, we're going to be climbing soon, and many other things along the way.

Atheist - if this offends you then that is your problem not mine. Take your problem elsewhere.
Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative - ditto from above.

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