At first glance, the Castle Hill rebellion of would suggest not very good ones.
The type where you're over a knee staring at the carpet while a thick piece of leather is whipping your behind! Annette raised her hand and brought down a light smack on one plump bare cheek. "I gave you every opportunity to cooperate with me, Ashley, but you have chosen to be naughty instead," Annette scolded. "I'm going to spank you right where you sit," Annette said, ignoring her daughter's protest and delivering the promised smacks at the tops of her little girl's thighs"And each time you sit today, you will remember that you must not talk back to Mommy and that you must obey." "Umm, we borrowed it, Mommy," Jenn said. You will be my best girl, just like always." He continued to rub her back and bottom until she relaxed. Aunt Helen tugged at Jessie's wrist, but Jessie resistedjust a little bit. She was glad she'd cleaned up the room and washed the wall and stood in the corner, like she was supposed to, and she was really glad when Aunty had told her she'd been a good girl for it. Finally, she even stopped wiggling and just cried, sobbed, and felt every stinging blow. But, when she was helped to her feet again, she couldn't stand still. She fell into her aunt's comforting arms and continued to weep. She squirmed at the feel of the material against her sore bottom, but her aunt insisted that it was too cold a night to go without nice warm jammies. Then she was tucked into bed, safe beneath the covers, a kiss on her forehead to send her off to sleep, her teddy-bear wrapped in her arms. I had hesitated, and Uncle Jack said, "Robin, come here now, please, and bend over my desk." He turned to my Daddy then and said, "Charlie, will you act as my witness? He must have gotten out the school paddle, because the next thing I knew, I felt several sharp cracks on my backside.The Convicts who ran away surrendered in twos and threes over the next few days. Many of the Convicts of the Castle Hill rebellion had been involved in the Vinegar Hill rebellion in Ireland in 1898.Vinegar Hill later became the password for the Eureka rebellion on the Victorian Goldfields. Visit an Irish pub in Australia and identify features, such as beer sold, social activities, décor etc, which could be defined as Irish and features which may be better defined as Australian.Speaking of this it leads me on to this weeks post.I do use twitter and although it is a personal account I do add statements that I think will help people and last weeks got a massive response with people retweeting it and adding it as their favourite, the tweet was; ‘The worst part of my anxiety was trying to cover it all up and pretend to the world that I was fine, I learnt to stop caring what people thought” I was also recently talking to a friend who suffered badly with depression and he said the same.The pressure to try and hold it all together, smile in the right places, plan things to get through a situation, analysing it after, thinking where it went wrong, trying harder next time to make it go perfect, thinking and planning inside with internal dialouge whilst in a situation.