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MY WORLD by Tracy L Harris

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by Mandy

In the blogosphere we sometimes cross paths with phenomenal people. Today I have the honour of having just such a person who wrote this wonderful guest post for my blog.  I am honoured to have you here Tracy and I am blessed to have met you.  You are a very talented writer and I am so very proud to share you with my readers.  Thank you so much!

I was happy when Buttercup asked me to do a post for her blog…one is always flattered when someone trusts you enough or likes your work enough to ask you to share your passion or talent with them.  It’s my pleasure to be a part of this blog.  The timing of the invitation was serendipitous in that, when I first thought of what to write for a blog done from Australia by a South African, my first thought was to write something about MY corner of the world, but instead, I found this little poem rolling around in my head.  It’s all about… 

        “My World”

My world is a slow world
Mostly it’s a no world
Sometimes it’s a yes world
Never in the know world

My world is my own world
Keep a pleasant tone world
Sometimes it’s a flat world
It’s mine all alone world

It’s a little strange world
A never rearrange world
I’ll keep it just the same world
You can keep the change world

My world is a small world
Screening every call world
No one in the whole world
Will ever know it all world

My world is a blue world
Rarely a me and you world
Sometimes I see Red world
I’d like a table for two world

It’s just my same old world
It can be a cold world
Never been a rich world
I’d like to see a Gold world

Never shed a tear world
Got nothing to fear world
My own little safe world
I’m okay right here world

But, someone came to my world
From a cloud up in the sky world
Now I see a New world
I think I want to try world…

Because mine is upside down.

TLH  5/26/2010

Just Say’n

Tracy lives in East Tennessee in the foot hills of The Great Smokey Mountains.  His daily writings are always all heart, entertaining, uplifting and with a lot of wit, wanting you to go back for more!!   You can visit his blog at


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 25, 2010 by Mandy

For years we have been trying all avenue’s to help my daughter and her fiance  immigrating to Australia.  Simone is a qualified Health and Beauty Therapist (Internationally qualified) but her job description is not on the list.  There’s no possible road or avenue we have not tried.  On their visits before, we have seen more than one immigration agent, they investigated quite a few back in South Africa and every time found ourselves nowhere to turn.  I actually assumed as a parent being an Australian Citizen, the process will be so much easier!!  Think again….assumption won’t bring you anywhere!!

So here we are, finally found the right immigration agent…..and the process is in full swing!  They will come on a personal sponsership visa, having to work on a visa 457 for 2 years before applying for permanent residency.  We have received all the applications and paperwork …now where to start?!!

Subclass 457 (Business (Long Stay) Visa Program, Character Assessment, Requirements and document instructions, Bank Statements, Balance Sheets, Profit and Loss Statements, Relevant extracts from your business plan including cash flow projections, Contracts, Lease Agreements, Certified Birth Certificates,  X-Rays and Blood Tests, Police Clearance…Sponsoring overseas employees!!  One of the attachments including in all of this is 700 pages long….too much to even print out!

I understand that all of the above is necessary, as so many illegal people try to “slip” the system and use and abuse their rights.  All of the above we will do with a smile on our faces. Even going through this process, we still can’t take it for granted that they will be approved.  So what I’m asking for now……is your prayers!!   I will keep you updated in time to come.  oxo

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