FLIP SIMMONS: March 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Arachnophobia anyone?

I find this photo by Russell Watkins is phenomenal - Eerie and beautiful. 
____________________________________________________________________________

The massive floods, last year in Pakistan, drove millions of spiders into the trees to escape the rising waters. These trees have become cocooned in spider webs. This phenomenon is due to the fact that the waters have taken so long to recede. [Dare you to stand under one & shake it

Apparently, the webs are helping lower the spread of malaria, as the mosquitos are being caught by the spiders. I guess it's a silver lining for the people of Sindh, who are already facing massive hardships as a result of the devastating floods. 

____________________________________________________________________________

Over 5.4 million people, including 2.7 million children have been affected by the monsoon flood in Pakistan, and are still in need of immediate help. 

UNICEF is helping children and families, and scaling up their response to meet the urgent needs in the worst-affected districts. 


Friday, March 11, 2011

TV'S GREATEST HITS - THE CONCERT

                   FLIP SET TO PERFORM AT:
F o r   o n e   n i g h t   o n l y !
 8pm Thursday 5 May - State Theatre

Conducted and hosted by music personality Guy Noble in his inimitable style, TV's Greatest Hits is a journey through the music of the small screen. 

Stop yourself from singing along to the Banana Splits. Stop yourself from clicking in the Addams Family. This music is addictive. 


Featuring The Partridge Bunch Singers and The Gilligan's Castaway Orchestra, and some special surprise guests...

Hear all your favourite TV themes live on stage. Including Skippy, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, The Peter Gunn Theme, Mash, Batman, Mr Ed, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Sons and Daughters, Prisoner, The Sullivans, Dad's Army, Fawlty Towers, Mr Squiggle, Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes, The Simpsons and many many more!

________________________________________________________________

Win tickets to the show here: Entries close 4:59pm 19 April, 2011. 
_________________________________________________________________




Guide Dogs

This morning, I had the pleasure and the joy of meeting a beautiful guide dog named Lorrie.

She is not only beautiful animal, but a life saver... Such a gift.

Guide Dogs give life changing assistance to people with a vision impairment by providing them with independence and safer mobility.

Guide Dogs Australia is a brand that represents Australia's state based Guide Dog organisations.
Guide Dogs Australia don’t receive any government funding for the breeding, training and provision of Guide Dogs (which are provided completely free of charge to their clients), they rely heavily on the support of business and the community to help deliver these and their other vital orientation and mobility services to those in need.

To support the Guide Dogs organisation in your state, or to donate or discuss national partnership, sponsorship or Cause Related Marketing opportunities please call 1800 GUIDE DOGS (1800 484 333)