A Reminder

Over the days of the World Cup Third Place Playoff and Final, please remember that nobody should be enjoying soccer on Russian soil while the country is actively invading Ukraine, killing thousands of their neighbours, committing war crimes in Syria, assassinating political dissidents, torturing teenagers to death, committing ethnic cleansing in Crimea, shooting down airliners, illegally occupying parts of Georgia, illegally occupying parts of Moldova, committing war crimes in Ukraine, persecuting Catholics and Muslims and Jews, and actively trying to destroy Western democracies.

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Ukrainian artist Andriy Yermolenko has created an alternative series of posters for the FIFA World Cup in Russia which is set to start on 14 June. war

A Reminder

Over the days of the World Cup Semi-Finals, please remember that nobody should be enjoying soccer on Russian soil while the country is actively invading Ukraine, killing thousands of their neighbours, committing war crimes in Syria, assassinating political dissidents, torturing teenagers to death, committing ethnic cleansing in Crimea, shooting down airliners, illegally occupying parts of Georgia, illegally occupying parts of Moldova, committing war crimes in Ukraine, persecuting Catholics and Muslims and Jews, and actively trying to destroy Western democracies.

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Ukrainian artist Andriy Yermolenko has created an alternative series of posters for the FIFA World Cup in Russia which is set to start on 14 June

Boycott World Cup 2018

I hope many people will develop a conscience and join in the boycott of the World Cup in Russia that begins today. Who cares about men chasing a ball when it’s happening in Putin’s corrupt, brutal dictatorship?

I’m not sure how many war crimes in Ukraine and Syria, how many invasions and annexations, or how many assassinations it will take for the world to prioritise humanity over soccer, but we’re not there yet.

The Week: 2nd – 8th November

Sunset Canberra Australia Sinya Heaney 7th November 2015

My totally unedited photograph of Canberra’s sunset on Saturday – taken from the back of a car!

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Monday evening in Canberra. Pictures taken from the same spot, a few minutes apart!

Raghad Khanfoura, 4, poses for a picture a few hours before she was killed in a Russian airstrike on her grandparents house in the central Syrian village of Habeet, Syria.

Raghad Khanfoura, 4, poses for a picture a few hours before she was killed in a Russian airstrike on her grandparents’ house in Syria. Please stop believing and sharing the Kremlin propaganda that says the US is only killing civilians, and Russia is only killing ISIS fighters! I can’t believe how many Westerners are falling for it!

Okay, I’m Ukrainian Catholic, we socialise with a religious community, but the results of THIS STUDY do not surprise me in the slightest. You don’t come across many religious people in Canberra, but in recent times – elsewhere – I’ve been coming into contact with more and more evangelical types, and I find this study to be exactly what I expected.

Please read the statistics. Most news reports on this study don’t share the actual breakdown of results. Nor do they – as this article DOES – mention what side religion was on with things like apartheid and US Civil Rights.

My review of A Talent for Trickery (The Thief-takers #1) by Alissa Johnson

A Talent for Trickery (The Thief-takers #1) by Alissa Johnson

My review of The Sport of Baronets (Romance of the Turf #0.5) by Theresa Romain

The Sport of Baronets (Romance of the Turf #0.5) by Theresa Romain

My review of Safe Harbour (Drake Sisters #5) by Christine Feehan

Safe Harbour (Drake Sisters #5) by Christine Feehan Safe Harbor (Drake Sisters #5) by Christine Feehan

Lisa Kleypas’ Next Book

Marrying Winterborne (2016) by Lisa Kleypas

Crimson Peak

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A romance with a man and a… very large dog?

Chasing Victory (The Winters Sisters) by Joanne Jaytanie

The Week: 12th – 18th October

Friday Sunset Gowrie Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 16th October 2015 Spring Sky Clouds Grey Pink Orange Nature

Friday sunset in Canberra.

Garden Gowrie Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Spring Lilac Sonya Heaney 16th October 2015 Flowers Purple Nature

The gorgeous lilac is coming out in the garden. It smells so nice!

1999 Ballet Giselle Act Two - Sonya Heaney

Sixteen years ago this week since I danced the full-length version of Giselle for the first time. Wow, that’s a long time! The picture is from the dress rehearsal the night before, and the one the newspapers ran with in the end.

I guess you could say I like serious books now because I always preferred ballets where my character faced a tragic end!

Hotel Hotel Canberra Australia Entrance Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney 25th July 2015

We had lunch with Ukrainian embassy staff on Thursday, at Hotel Hotel. Got news on the war everyone has forgotten about…

Russian propaganda in an occupied region of Ukraine this week, explaining why Russia should be fighting and killing in Syria.13thOctober20152

Russian propaganda in an occupied region of Ukraine this week, explaining why Russia should be fighting and killing in Syria.

Surf life savers rescue drowning kangaroo in Lake Burley Griffin

On Friday morning, Canberra-based surf lifesavers rescued a drowning kangaroo that had been swimming in the lake in the city centre. I have no idea why the kangaroo was in the water!

Reasonable expectations of authors.

Sylvia Day Crossfire Series Books 1-4

Twilight Take #2 – Take #2!

Stephenie Meyer E.L. James

Cover Love

Falling at the Surgeon's Feet by Lucy Ryder

How to annoy a Jane Austen fan!

How to annoy a Jane Austen fan in three easy steps.

My review of Tall, Dark and Wicked (Wicked Trilogy #2) by Madeline Hunter

Tall, Dark, & Wicked by Madeline Hunter

My review of The Amish Midwife by Patricia Davids

The Amish Midwife by Patricia Davids