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Blue Sky Mental Health Awareness Day – DCB to Perform at Minnawarra Park

Posted in donnette e davis with tags on July 29, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

Damien Cripps Band 2009 Performance

Buried at the heart of the Australian west coast night life flies a rock band that epitomizes everything you ever dreamt Western Australia had to offer. They came back from the tumultuous long roads of the Australian highways with a sound that infected music lovers not only across Australia but scattered across the globe. There is blood in the songs; the sweat that poured over countless festival and pub stages has leached into the sound of this West Coast outfit. The debut single ‘Pictures’ recently exceeding sales of over 5000 copies (sold independently and most of them are signed). Receiving Airplay on numerous radio networks worldwide the band is poised to release there debut album which is receiving final touches in Jan 2009. Read More

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Blue Sky Day

Reducing the stigma often associated with mental illness.

Informing people of the support systems/organisations and pathways available to assist them in the area of Mental Health.

Advocating the spectrum of care, from intervention through to recovery with our partners.

Promoting the advantages of seeking assistance as early as possible, this has significant benefits in rehabilitation and recovery.

Improving the awareness of people in Western Australia of the many organisations which provide services to support individuals, carers and families in the field of Mental Health.

Learning About Dinosaurs « sixhotpeppers Review #homeschool

Posted in Books at Currclick, donnette e davis, educational ebooks, Electronic Books, home education, homeschool resources, Homeschooling, homeschooling books, homeschooling curriculum, homeschooling in south africa, homeschooling printables, Unit Studies with tags on July 25, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

Review by seasoned Homeschool Critic and Reviewer Brenda..

Visit her brilliant Review site, i’m thinking if you have HS products You would like to have reviewed by an impartial critic, this is the lady to chat to 🙂

Learning About Dinosaurs


I recently got another ebook to add to my homeschool collection titled “Learning About Dinosaurs” by St. Aiden’s Homeschool. This is a publisher based in Africa with low cost resources. I am impressed with the variety of topics available.

I have to say that this is by far the BEST, most complete book or ebook I have come across yet on teaching about dinosaurs! This has always been a difficult topic for me to teach in my homeschool. The truth is, dinosaurs just don’t interest me at all.(Shhh… don’t tell the kids!) This ebook is huge (267 pages) and covers everything you need to know about teaching dinosaurs. It is easy to understand, and the worksheets and questions are clear and simply written.

The pages start with facts and misconceptions, along with student activity worksheets. Then, it goes into information about each different dinosaur, also followed by student activity worksheets. The graphics and pictures are excellent throughout, and there’s plenty of them. My favorite are the fast facts that could also be printed out and laminated as fact cards. There’s a ton of them! My son will love these!

The middle and end of this ebook is packed full of worksheets for review, questions & answers, reports, flash cards, dinosaur dictionary, lesson plans, vocabulary, writing and drawing activities, thinking and discussion, matching, lesson ideas, note taking, sounds, puzzles, mazes, tangrams, story writing, coloring pages, and even math activities and worksheets. More than enough extensive information is also provided for the parent or teacher.

Another thing that got my attention is the suggested grade levels for this book. The publisher states that it can be used for grades K-6. Many times I find that these suggestions are off by quite a bit, but with this book it seems right on. I am completely satisfied with this ebook and highly recommend it to anyone that needs help, guidance, and resources to teach about dinosaurs. This resource has more than enough to teach a complete unit study on dinosaurs.

Angie Noll on Squidoo – In the Write Spirit, Creativity4Kids

Posted in Angie Noll with tags , on July 23, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

As is customary with many of my dynamic clients and friends I make a point of mentioning them in this blog.. “My Other Blog” (had to call it something 😛 )

Today I need to mention Angie Noll, a fellow South African and Goddess of Creativity… This multi-talented woman just floors me with her abilities and capabilities, energy and strength of character.  I am honoured to have worked with her, and look forward to sharing even more of her successes within this forum.

Congratulations Angie on the new website, it is absolutely fabulous.  Best Wishes on this Journey you have undertaken…

I wanna back stage pass when you get centre stage in front of a crowd of 20000… 🙂

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Upcoming workshops in August – Don’t miss out!

“Discovering Your Inner Writer”
There are friday morning or saturday afternoon options going in August in Johannesburg. This is an exciting and powerful inner journey to bring out the writer in you!

“Inner Child, Outer Fun”
An insightful sunday morning workshop exploring your inner child and it’s impact on your creative wellbeing. Also in Johannesburg.

For more information on any of these August workshops, please email

Bookings are essential! Places are limited due to the interactive nature of the workshops, so make sure you book well in advance!


Pictures on

Posted in donnette e davis with tags on July 23, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

DCB’s Pictures on

Awesome website… WM gives a HUGE thumbs up to DCB’s Pictures video 🙂  And I can’t get enough.. but we know this 😛

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Damien Cripps Band

Apple – iTunes – Download iTunes, Pictures by Damien Cripps Band on US iTunes

Posted in Music with tags , on July 23, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

Apple – iTunes – Affiliates – Download Pictures by Damien Cripps Band, Australlia’s HOT ROCK .

Within 24 hours of being made available via iTunes DCB’s Pictures has become their #1 chart topper …

No question about it, this is beautiful music.. I DROWN in Damien’s voice..  I asked him how he felt about the instant success in the States and I got the impression he was a little floored – a lot actually.. not sure why, this band is world class!!!

So he prepared a few lines which I’ll share here:

The band were overwhelmed by the warm American welcome given to pictures on its arrival on itunes this week. Within hours of its arrival it had shot to the number one position in Damien Cripps Band chart.

Seems it may be there for a while.

WTG DCB.. Congratulations!!

My Twitter Mosaic

Posted in Twitter with tags on July 16, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

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Ferrari Yas Island, UAE, Formula 1 F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Posted in Yas Marina Circuit and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with tags , , on July 14, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

Ferrari Yas Island, UAE.

Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit,

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Yas Marina Circuit is the gem amongst many spectacular projects on Yas Island. On November 1st, 2009, the first Formula 1 F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will start there. It’s clear that this racetrack will be unique in the world.

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