“WHEN Captain Mona Shindy climbed aboard HMAS Canberra to test missiles in the Pacific, a locker had to be converted into a sleeping quarters to accommodate her.
Never before had an active Australian warship carried women. But aged 23 and launching what would become a 26-year career with the Navy, this was just the first hurdle of a trailblazer.
Already she had a University degree in the blokey domain of engineering. Weapons engineer. And if this were not unusual enough, Captain Shindy happens to be Muslim, and for most of her career in the navy, has been a mother.”
Why not spread some love and reach out to neighbours and those who help in the community this Eid! There’s nothing like a box of chocs and a card (Buzz one of course :)) to spread our appreciation and love to those around us!
In case you haven’t seen that post, on Eid-ul-Fitr we went to the police, the library, the fire station and the Doctor’s – and left a little something for the postman too!
I don’t know if you remember, but one of the reasons we had kept the Blank Cardzz blank was to make it versatile and easy to use for a range of people. One of the suggestions was to give them out to ‘people that help us’ in our community – to reach out to them too, and appreciate them on this day.
We started doing our rounds yesterday and today Alhamd, we managed to wrap that up! Here we are with our local police officers :). We also passed by our local library, doctor’s surgery and fire station.
P.S. Inshallah next year we will make some cards specifically for this purpose!