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Mezze is widely served in the Greek and Middle eastern world. An assortment of little dishes and tasters which accompany a nice ouzo or a glass of wine. So when you read mezze moments you will have tasty snippets of life as I live it, India for four years and now Brisbane Australia, all served up with some Greek fervour and passion.

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Crikey, did I really do that ?

Do you look back at your life sometimes and almost surprise yourself at how far you have come ? I owe thanks in one significant respect to my hubby who nearly called the wedding off, all those years ago, when I took him to a restaurant which served (ampelopoulia) migratory song birds, a big delicacy in Cyprus. Mercifully catching them, lime -ing them is now illegal, they are a protected species. In my defence I didn't know better but I should have.There was scant care for the environment and frankly no one was bothering with protecting birds - they were mainly hunted and eaten. 

Living in India as I did, and now in Australia I have become a willing twitcher and it is a daily joy to see the birds coming to eat some sunflower seeds or the magpies singing to me from the branches of the Hoop Pine. My favourites are the grey butcher birds which visit me daily. I am happy to share this latest announcement from Wildlife Queensland. 


After two years of leading the campaign for a plastic bag free Queensland, Wildlife Queensland is delighted by the Queensland Government’s announcement on 25 November regarding the introduction of a ban on single-use, lightweight plastic bags in our state.
“This is a significant step forward in reducing plastic litter and its impact upon native and marine wildlife,” said Wildlife Queensland President Peter Ogilvie.
“The banning of single-use plastic bags has been a major focus for Wildlife Queensland, and we are proud that we have achieved this outcome. The ban will have a profound and positive impact, and drastically reduce the threat that plastics represent to our native birds and animals,” he said.

So remember to take your cloth shopping bags next time you go shopping. Every little bit helps and we all need to do what we can to make sure that the species are here for our children and grandchildren not just the feathers. 

1 comment:

  1. I saw the headline and I'm so pleased Queensland is taking this step. Hopefully, the rest of Australia will follow. I've been busy packing (moving to Perth next month) and I have a huge Costco cooler bag full of recycle shopping bags ready to go. My husband said, "are you taking all of those?". I said "of course"! It's so sad the damage those plastic bags do.


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