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Good to Know – How to change a tyre

A few months ago, I saw a lady in the traffic ahead of me who had clipped the corner and caused a flat tyre.

It was obvious that she knew something was wrong, but was going to keep driving, so I pulled up beside her and let her know.

Both the driver and her friend (also a lady) had no idea how to change a tyre, so I offered to teach them.

Why? because if you want to drive a car, you should know how to change a tyre (I will concede that there maybe exceptions to this statement, however, being female is not one of them).

You should know enough to get yourself out of trouble and besides, it only takes about 10 minutes. So why wait for 30 minutes to an hour for road side assistance to fix it for you?  And, if you are female, you get heaps of admiring looks from both men and women.

The women get inspired and the men are just happy that they don’t have to volunteer to change a strange woman’s tyre, AGAIN!

So the link below is a video on how to change a flat tyre.

VIDEO IS CURRENTLY IN PUBLISHING – Please leave a message if you would like the video link emailed to you when it is complete.



Depression – take the journey; My first YouTube video

For any thing we do in life, we all must start somewhere.

Sometimes deciding where to start is the biggest hurdle and sometimes it is how to start. For me, the biggest hurdle was having to listen to my own voice.

Then it was the message not being clear enough, full of imagery which didn’t sound right and sounded very scripted; and it was scripted.

Mainly because getting this message in order took so long due to the fact that how deep into depression you go the less sense the world makes.

A long time ago, Sargon of Akkad stated that he didn’t understand depression during his let’s play video of the game Depression Quest. So, this is a long time coming and probably still needs a lot of work. This video is an attempt to assist people who haven’t had depression a way to start to understand how depression  can affect a person.

I am not a medical professional, I am a person who has been there and came back, but at times I am still skirting around the edges. I guess this video was for me to. I really need to put the darkest point in my life behind me and safeguard myself so that I don’t slip back into that state.

This is my first attempt on so many levels; explaining an abstract concept to an unspecified audience, making a video, writing  script…. And because of this, I have to publish and let it stand or fall so that I can cross an item off my list – post a public video on YouTube.

I am still not happy with the final product and in reality it is probably because the script ended up so far away from the original that I may just have to go back and re-do the whole thing.

I guess, if it annoys me enough, I may do another version, but for now, below is the link to the video if you are interested.

Be kind to yourself 🙂 – Ha Ha Larious

Depression – take the journey


Good to Know

This section is going to be able things which are “good to know”.

There are many things in life which people don’t realise are fairly easy to accomplish and could save them time/money.

I was intrigued the other day when I noticed a lady in traffic ahead of me had clipped the corner and caused a flat tyre. She didn’t know that she had a flat, nor did she know how to change it over for the spare. I didn’t just change the tyre for her, I taught her how to do it.

Then I realised, there have been many things in life which I have been able to teach to others and I have been relying heavily on the internet to learn what I don’t know.

This is the age of sharing knowledge and we have never had it so easy to share in the shortest possible time to the most amount of people with the least amount of investment.

I guess the first “Good to Know” should be about changing a tyre…. If only I can get the car back from my daughter.


Good to Know playlist