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Corona talks 4. Rocklily Wombats

With a great honour I present a story about Dianna and Warwick from Rocklily Wombat rescue center.

Australian dream

When in 6th grade I read a book about Australia, it became my life dream to visit this remote country. I dreamed to see kangaroos, Great Barrier Reef and to stand in front of Uluru and see how it changes colors during the day. Funny enough I moved to Denmark, where Jørn Utzon, the architect of the Sydney opera, came from (I even visited the last building that Utzon designed to know more about this talented man).

Rocklily Wombats

The Danish connection to Australia became even stronger after Frederick, Crown Prince of Denmark, married the Australian citizen Mary Donaldson. Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, won hearts of many people, created her charity foundation and introduced, among others, an Australian art concept Sculpture by the Sea.

Wombats

From documentaries about wild life in Australia, I learned about a strange, but cute animal, wombat.

I became curious about this short – legged mammal, tried to see them in Copenhagen zoo (but they were too shy that day), but succeed to ”have a lunch” with them at a local cafe ”Lazy Wombat”.

Fascination became stronger when I got a Rocklily wombat calendar as a gift.

Each month I enjoyed beautiful photos of wombats, their personal stories and learned some fun facts about animals, like few wombats were subjects of ancient aboriginal rock art (4000 – year – old wombat drawing was found in Wollemi National park), they are good diggers and funniest of all: wombat poo is cube – shaped! 🙂

Bushfires

I got my calendar in the end of 2019, and it broke my heart to hear the news about the bushfires. I think many people all around the world prayed for Australia those terrible weeks.

Private photo by Dianna

It’s been a huge nature catastrophe, and it is amazing, that many people volunteered and tried to find ways to help.

But then COVID19 became hot topic on the world arena and our everyday life became so different, that there were no time to think about AU.

Rocklily Wombats

But the more I went through my calendar, the more interested I became about Rocklily Wombats. I discovered that this is a rescue center, and they treat wombats for mange and release them to the wild nature when they are ready.

And the donations they get only from their webshop. I decided to learn a bit more, and looked at their website.


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Hjælp syge børn

16939191_263130510781682_6943854093855623524_nPeople, who do more for others, than they should, always fascinated me. Today I want to present you an interview with Olha, Ukrainian, who started the charity organisation for ill kids.

  • Please tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Olha. I am just a common person. I live in Denmark with my husband and two children, working. The only I can say that I get great satisfaction from helping people, especially kids.

  • How long are you in Denmark?

I came to Denmark about 12 years ago to work on a farm, where I spent 5 years. At that time I met my future husband. Afterwards we moved to the city, I got education, married and started the life as we have it now.

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Volunteer at an animal shelter

10855015_509129969225942_6312327051627566417_oToday I would like to introduce you Zulfiya, volunteer from an animal schelter.

Zulfiya is 29, she was born in Moscow, graduated an institute of tourism and hospitality, was working at hotels and tourist companies before last year she got married and moved to Aarhus, Denmark.

Living in a new country was difficult in the beginning for Zulfiya, because of new rules, new language, having only husband and no other relatives. But slowly she got new friends and became more familiar to Danish culture.

Zulfiya is interested in photography, astropsychology, jewelry design from natural stones.

But the main activity in her life is a volunteering job.

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Lecture about witch children in Nigeria

Latest-About-Anja-Ringgren-Loven-Husband-David-Emmanuel-Uwem-4Today I attended a very interested lecture in Aarhus.

It was hold by Anja Ringgren Loven.

Anja became international known because of her charity organisations ‘Din Nød hjælp‘ and ‘Hope for children of Africa‘.

I saw a documentary about her and read several articles, so when I heard about an opportunity to listen her speech, I was very exited.

Anja was talking about her life story, and I want to share it with you, my readers.

Anja was born in Denmark, her mother was a nurse, and she was brought up with the idea to help others (‘Life is long, so we have to take care of each other’ – often said her mother). Also she remembers, that when she and her sister didn’t want to eat dinner, the mother told, that children in Africa are starving, so they shouldn’t waste food. So the interest to Africa came from childhood.

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“One way ticket” theater at Impact HUB Odessa

Today I spend all day with an artist Diana and stylist Marina. We spend a great time at Botanic garden in Odessa and then attended performance “One way ticket” at HUB Odessa. I still under impression from this little theater and I am looking forward to tell you about this event.

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Lecture about meaning of life

Лого Хаб Лаб в вектореThis weekend I attended several interesting events, among them – seminar about destination at “Hub Odessa”. The seminar was dedicated to Hub’s new program of social enterprise. The speaker of seminar was Igor Solodov. He was telling about a lot of interesting things and I want to share the information with you.

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Союз студентов Ильичевска

На фестивале «Провинция у моря» мне также повезло познакомиться с Ириной, которая является президентом молодежной организации «Союз студентов г. Ильичевска».

Ирина рассказала о проектах организации, а также о своем участии в фестивале «Провинция у моря».

«Союзе студентов» существует с 2006 года, Ирина пришла по рекомендации друга в 2009 и в этом же году стала его президентом. Первоначальная цель клуба – создание досуга для молодежи города.

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Время добрых дел

headerPost about Odessa charity organisation “Time for good things”

После небольшой паузы – очередной гость, точнее гостья, моего блога об интересных людях Ангелина.

Первоначально Ангелина согласилась на интервью, чтоб рассказать о своем увлечении топиариями для моего нового блога о растениях.

Но, как оказалось, Ангелина также волонтер и активный участник благотворительного сообщества «Время Добрых Дел» в Одессе.

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Ильичевский Красный Крест

LQRRc07jkF4This is interview with Vladimir, head of Red Cross department in town Illichivsk, Ukraine

В 2013 году организация Красный Крест отпраздновала свое 150 – летие, удостоена тремя Нобелевскими премиями. За это время организация зарекомендовала себя наилучшим образом и помогла миллионам людей во всех странах мира.

Сегодняшняя статья написана благодаря помощи Председателя Красного Креста в городе Ильичевск (Одесская область, Украина).

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Художник Стас Щевцов

NB1PEiNVHDwThis post starts my Russian posts.

In the beginning I will write shortly in English. But anyway you alway can enjoy photos))

My new posts will be about talanted Russian and Ukrainian artists.

My first guest is Stas Shevtsov from Saint – PetersburgSWy5HCGJ8Ws

Я уверена, что художники своими картинами могут менять мир к лучшему, могут его преображать и вдохновлять людей на жизненные перемены.

Я связалась с несколькими замечательными художниками из России и Украины. Рада Вам представить новый цикл статей.

Последующие статьи будут посвящены этим творцам реальности, в каждой из них художник расскажет свою историю.

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