to the July 2006 edition of "Brilliant!" Wow, half the
year gone already! It seems that the days go by so quickly and this
mid-point serves as a reminder to us here at Bright Light that we need
to always strive to give our best and get the best from our lives. We
certainly hope that 2006 has been showering you and your loved ones with happiness, good health,
success and prosperity.
last month, we travelled to Sydney as Barbara had been invited to appear on a
National TV show called "Where Are They Now". One of
Barbara's many iconic roles in her successful career as a well known
Australian actress and performer was at the ripe age of seven years old when she was
cast as the "girl on the swing" in an advertisement for an
Australian product called Aeroplane Jelly. The commercial, featuring
the pretty little girl on a flower-covered swing singing along to the
famous Aeroplane Jelly theme song, has become
one of the most well loved and recognised ads in
Australian TV history.
producers of "Where Are They Now" asked Barbara to come on the show and
talk about making the famous commercial, and some of her many other
childhood professional experiences (like appearing
in the renowned international movie, "The Sundowners", with
Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr; and playing the role of Brigitta Von
Trapp in the original Australian stage production of "The Sound of
Music", at the age of ten), and to find out where life had taken her and what she was
doing today. Barbara's segment was a great success, and
people at the TV studio kept saying how she really hadn't changed at all
since the commercial was made - over 40 years ago!
of Barbara's iconic performances, the Australian cable channel, Ovation, is
currently replaying the much loved series, "Seven Little
Australians". This ten part series was a watershed production
in Australia in the early 1970s and paved the way for the many other high
quality Australian-made TV dramas that followed. Based on the book
of the same name by Australian author Ethel Turner, the story is set in
Sydney in the 1880s. Barbara plays Meg, the lovely eldest sister and
sometime surrogate mother to the six younger children of the Woolcott
family. Interestingly, Barbara was actually twenty when she
played the sixteen-year-old Meg, but her ever youthful looks and highly
experienced acting skills combined to create the memorable character of
young, romantic Meg. Barbara shares some wonderful memories,
anecdotes and photos from her time during and after the filming of the
TV series at the Bright Light Multimedia website. "Seven Little
Australians" is a wonderful show, stunningly directed,
with some magnificent footage of the Australian countryside - I highly
also recommend the wonderful array of new stories, poems, articles
and a special complimentary download for your pleasure this
month at The Bright Light Café. We now present:
excellent short stories
fabulous, free download
introduce them and tell you a little about the items and their wonderful
creators, I'm going to turn the newsletter over to my wonderful partner,
wife, and significantly better half, Barbara Llewellyn.
your heart ever been broken by the love of your life (or at least the
love of the that present moment) unceremoniously dumping you and leaving
your self-esteem shattered? Or are you in that unenviable position
right now? If so you have our deepest sympathy and this very fine
and uplifting article by Canadian relationship expert, Allie
Ochs, which contains just the right sort of advice for this
traumatic experience and manages to bring a smile to the face while
helping to rebuild confidence. Pass the tissues and enjoy!
Joy of Being Dumped
Kleenex boxes, sleepless nights and endless conversations with your girlfriends! You are convinced that the world is coming to an end. He dumped you! He said he loves you and two days later, checked out. You consulted relationship experts, books and advice columns. They all told you the same thing: It takes time to get over it!
Read more ...
We welcome newcomer,
Jean Kawak, from Queensland Australia, to the Bright Light
with a dark but truly inspiring article about the trials and tragedy of
the victims of asbestos. This painfully truthful and revealing work
not only shows the horror of "The Deadly Powder" but also
manages to lift itself, and us all with it, out of the depression of such
a subject with a wonderfully intimate look at the love and strength of a
family in crisis.
The Deadly Powder
James, died at home in June 2003. He was sixty nine. He had been officially diagnosed with Asbestosis some ten years earlier. Actually, he had probably suffered from it much longer but had been told he had a heart complaint. When he collapsed at work for the second time in 1987 he was told to go home and not to come back. Part of his job at the time was insulating pipes with asbestos.
Read more ...
time you're seeking to quote something romantic to your true love, you'd
be wise to read the poems of two of our Featured Poets from The Bright Light
Goyal from India and Stephen Pray from the United States. Both
talents are such wonderful romantics. Steve proves the point by
taking us on a simple but potent holiday for two, while Shanu shares the
way a lover's argument is easily dismissed when there is shared
at the End by
Dancing as far as the sea,
the pier above us, the sand
under our feet softly gritty.
Exchange of hot words
heart cut with swords
false pride ...
for our children makes us all greater and more caring people and saying
"goodnight" to our little ones is enough to melt anybody's
heart. Asther Bascuña-Creo,
originally from the Philippines and now living in the beautiful land of
Australia, manages to capture this feeling with gentle softness.
Evening has come,
Night's satin fabric falls
to blanket window panes
As crickets start
their evening serenade
Read More ...
Dorothy Bransgrove from Victoria,
Australia is 84 years young and writes her poetry with shades of beauty
and awareness or just straight out self-aware humour. We're very
proud and pleased to share the words of someone with such a feisty wisdom.
I have a new companion
who walks along with me,
we stride along step by step
in perfect harmony.
Read More ...
Bleached straw paddocks
mingle with vineyards,
lush and green,
about humour - prepare to laugh out loud as we welcome Carl
Palmer, from the United States, into the Bright Light family of
talent with a most delightfully irreverent poem. What's in a name?
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet", but what does
s--(add "ex") become when it's the name of a dog. The answer is - very
funny! We hope you delight in this ever so slightly naughty but definite
hoot of a poem as much as we do.
Dog Named S--
My pooch is not named Rover, Fluffy, Spot or Rex.
I wanted something different, so I named my puppy, S--.
To renew my doggie’s license. I went down to City Hall.
“I’d like a license for S--”, I said. He said, “Wouldn’t we all?”
Read more ...
today’s world we need every edge we can secure for ourselves.
“age of information” demands a consistent consumption of data,
requiring us to read more and more to ensure we achieve our
But what happens if you, or a loved one, doesn’t enjoy reading and
avoids this task as much as possible?
"The person who does not read good books
has no advantage over the person who can't read them."
Learning to love reading can
change your life for the better. Purposefully,
happily, regularly seeking information
will grow your knowledge, your
confidence and your self-esteem. Reading for pleasure
grow your ability to communicate and effectively present yourself to
to Love Reading
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Lyell, from New Zealand, wanders through the insecurities of
youth and a negative self image before leading us into the smiling world
of first love and the power of positive words and feelings.
Gorgeous (530 words)
Ugly, she thought. Ugly, ugly, ugly. Standing in the mirror she did not like what she saw. Long crooked toes. Fat white thighs that wobbled when she breathed. A stomach that looked as though the only thing she ate was beer. Tiny little mole hills, no way they could sustain life she mused. Turkey skin arms. Big brown freckles splotched wherever they felt the need to congregate. Pasty white skin. Uneven lips.
Gbemi Akinlolu, originally from Nigeria and now living in South
Africa, manages to take us into the village life and bizarre sense of
humour of his home continent with his Aesop-like
fable of sloth and false dreams. By the way, have you visited
Daniel's pages recently and seen his latest photos? We think you'll
agree he's a fine looking man and it's always fascinating to see the face
behind the words.
Donkey (981 words)
Imagine you are me, and you had a friend, whose friend of his was called Mordecai. He was a poor man but had a donkey that was given to him as a special gift by his late father who had told him that the donkey would make him rich and change his status forever. It was a beautiful donkey and
it stayed in his bedroom because Mordecai always admired the donkey and he told everyone to come and visit him to check out the donkey that would make him rich forever.
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Giveaway - a Free download for our "Brilliant" friends!
Later this month, Bright
Light Multimedia will be releasing the latest audio product in our ever
growing personal development range, and
as a special gift to all our "Brilliant!" subscribers, we're making
available a complimentary pre-release download of one of the tracks. The
new product is called The Second Trigger.
All of us carry many
emotional triggers, courtesy of our childhood, and every one of them allows
people and events to "push our buttons" so that we sometimes
respond in ways that we really wish we didn't. Our minds are overcrowded with
emotional triggers, switching on without our permission and, very
often, without our awareness of their presence. If you've ever felt
someone's words or actions make you instantly angry, frightened or upset,
you have just had someone trip one of your emotional triggers. With
the help of The Second Trigger you can take back control
of your life and your reactions so you are always aware that you "have
a choice" to decide how you will react.
Don't let your present be
dominated by your past.
The Second Trigger
revitalises your world by establishing a conscious
awareness in your subconscious responses that will stop your past from
turning you into someone you don’t want to be.
You create a master switch in your
own mind that will override every hidden
trigger and inform you whenever your emotional triggers are
trying to take control.
The Second Trigger’s simple, yet powerful positive visualisations, you will learn to make your own decisions based on the
facts, including knowledge of how your negative inhibitors are trying to
turn you away from your most beneficial responses.
claim your free download, simply click
to launch your email program, add your name to the subject line, and send
the mail. You will receive a reply email
containing a link to the audio file's special download page. The
easy to follow instructions on the page will walk you through the simple
process to download and save the file to your hard disk.
pre-release track will normally be packaged in a 2 track download retailing for
during July it's our pleasure to give it to you at no charge whatsoever.
Bright Light Multimedia's mission is to always provide entertaining and
enlightening products that help create a life full of positivity, success
and enjoyment. The Second Trigger is another powerful
tool to help achieve that goal, and we hope everyone takes the opportunity
to download this frëë gift.
wish you and your family good health and happiness. "May your
blessings out number the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you
wherever you go. May your
troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come
through your door."
our warmest regards,
Llewellyn & Rod Kirkham
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