MELBOURNE— 2026 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony City.

GEELONG—- A 2026 Commonwealth Games Host City

BENDIGO— A 2026 Commonwealth Games Host City.

BALLARAT– A 2026 Commonwealth Games Host City.

© Mel’s Customised Candles Melbourne, Australia, 2023

I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today. I would also like to pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Disclaimer: As usual, what is written below is my own personal opinion, and may vary from yours. It doesn’t mean to say that either is correct or incorrect, that’s what makes us all Humans.


G’Day winners.

This is the start of a new blog about the cities hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Australia.

Today, I’m starting with a great city: BALLARAT.

Ballarat is around a 90 minute drive or Train Journey from Melbourne.

Bendigo and Geelong are around an hours drive away.

Ballarat is mainly known for the Eureka Rebellion, AKA Eureka Stockade.

There are great cafes, hotels, shopping.

Some of the awesome places to visit are:

Sovereign Hill,

Lake Wendouree,

Bakery Hill.

You can walk the trail of the rum rebellion.

Ballarat will be hosting some of the events during the 2026 Commonwealth Games:

Ballarat hub[edit]

Athletes villages[edit]

Main article: 2026 Commonwealth Games Athletes Villages

2026 Commonwealth Games will be held over 12 days from

March 17th to March 29th 2026.

You can read more  at the below link.

The below link has heaps of information about Ballarat Visitors

If you would like to know more about Ballarat and it’s history, please click on the below link.

Hope every winner reading this visits one day.

I’m hoping to establish the 1st Production Studio of MCC in Ballarat.

Tomorrow: Bendigo.

I’d like to Thank Wikipedia, Ballarat Council and Victorian State Government for the website information.








© Mel’s Customised Candles Melbourne, Australia, 2023

I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today. I would also like to pay my respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.

Disclaimer: As usual, what is written below is my own personal opinion, and may vary from yours. It doesn’t mean to say either is correct or incorrect, this is what makes us all Humans.


Transgenders are human beings, we only want to be treated as the gender we feel we are.

I support EQUALITY for everyone & condone those who hurt others.

Anyone who spreads any sort of fear, without concrete proof, is Jealous, Narrow-Minded & Antiquated.


Please respect our Pronouns:

Melissa’s are: She/Her.

This blog has been inspired by recent uneducated posts and comments.     

The younger a person is allowed to start Gender Affirming Hormones, the better they will be.

To my knowledge, Gender Affirming Surgery (GAS) is prohibited until the person turns 18.

Anyone who says otherwise, please provide concrete evidence.

Please be advised, in order to be approved for GAS, Transgenders are required to see 2 Psychiatrists, who must abide by WPATH Guidelines.

GAS is usually paid for by the patient upfront, with little chance of any rebate.

Total cost just for “Bottom Surgery” can be around $50,000, this includes the surgery cost, time off work, Accommodation, and Health Insurance. This is my own personal estimate if I obtained my GAS in Australia and this cost is from when I saw my potential Gender Surgeon, who is no longer performing GAS for M2F’s.

I invite you all to watch this recent address by the super amazing Georgie Stone AKA Mackenzie Hargreaves in Neighbours:

This video goes for around 75 minutes, and is the official ABC Australia vision.

I resonated with Georgie on so many levels, even to the point, I was crying.

I have so much more Respect and Admiration for this Super Fantabulous Young Lady.

I suggest having a box of tissues nearby, just in case.

As a Transgender person, I’m hoping to dispel some of the myths being indiscriminately thrown about.

To quote an amazing Song:

“Born This Way.”

Honestly, we are all BTW.

Transgenders are NOT suffering from Mental Health Illnesses, despite what some people say.

Please check out the below links.,they%20were%20assigned%20at%20birth.

I knew at age 4 I was a gurl, however, unable to act on these feelings, as 1970, Australia was very traditional.

Please do not tell me I didn’t know, if cis children know their identity and/or orientation, then Trans Children know.

Children are more intelligent than adults give them credit for.

When I was 6 years young, my trauma started:

An older cis male relative started taking advantage of me.

For many years I blamed myself for it as I felt I was giving off the vibes to him.

I was so ashamed, I was unable to tell anyone, least of all, the person I should have trusted the most in the world: Claire Baire.

When I was 16, I was accused of something and because there were “Witnesses” I was punished, however, these “witnesses” felt my punishment was not severe enough, and took revenge on me:

I was rendered unconscious and left to die, with my ability to procreate stolen too.

I lost all interest in dating anyone and would only date to appease others.

I recently found out I suffer from Philophobia.

I was forced to act like a male.

How I reached 18, I’m mystified.

Many people feel when we transition, we are still the same person on the inside, yes, we are, most of us transition so our external body, matches our internal body and feelings, once we have Gender Affirming Surgery.

Not every Transgender wants surgery, but does not make them any less of a Worthy Human Being.

Gender Affirming Surgery, to me, Is Life Saving and ESSENTIAL to our Mental Wellbeing.

Since I realised I was a gurl, I have not felt comfortable.

Another thing, people have a big negativity towards us using the bathrooms of our preferred gender.

To date, I have never heard of any genuine Transgender doing anything illegal in the bathroom of their preferred gender.

We only want to be able to do our business, wash our hands etc, then leave.

We are stereotyped as criminals, which yes, used to occur to survive, however, today it is rare.

TV shows and movies portray us negatively too, which many people believe.

Truth is, in society there are good and bad elements, whether straight or LGBTIQA+.

In the 1980’s I was a Parcel Delivery Driver in Sydney CBD.

I needed to use the male bathroom of a very well-known and popular office/retail block.

As I entered saw another male using the urinal, however, within seconds he started making noises to gain my attention, once he did, showed me his erection and was licking his lips, seductively.

I finished quickly, departed without washing my hands.

When I got to my van, I was shaking and crying, however, stayed strong as my father would constantly tell me males never show emotions as it is a sign of weakness.

FYI: I never believed this, honestly, it’s a sign of strength to show emotions and apologise too.

I had water in the van and gave my hands a quick wash before I continued making my deliveries. I never told anybody about this because of the shame.

Since transitioning to female, I have not witnessed anyone trying to put the hard word on any other female in the ladies bathrooms.

Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation are 2 very separate things.

Just because someone transitions from Male to Female, or Female to Male, does not mean they will date those of their (Incorrectly) assigned birth gender.

In the 1990’s before I 1st went on hormones; I was a Bus Driver & had passengers misgendering me.

Below is a secret, I have kept hidden for many years:

In 1981, when I was viciously assaulted & left to die, I wanted to because at least it would have saved everyone the misery of having me around, especially as no female would want to Marry a Defective Male. Honestly, even today many times I have felt this way.

Just because someone is Transgender or a member of the LGBTIQA+ Community, does not mean we are criminals.

Honestly, if employers gave everyone more of a chance, maybe people would not seek inventive ways to survive.

Every single Human Winner deserves to feel like a Worthy Tax Paying, Honest Citizen.

I ask everyone reading this:

Unless someone is committing criminal offences, with concrete evidence, please do not assume anything.

I’m supposed to accept people at face value, yet others rarely do for me.

To learn more about me: My true story, “Mark’s Tragic Life” is free on Smashwords for a Strictly Limited Time.

These are the available formats to choose from: epub mobi pdf lrf pdb txt html.

epub is my favourite format.

What sickens me the most, people will read between the lines when something is written.

In 2015/18, someone did just that, then spread vicious, vile lies about me online.

This person was allegedly Transgender too, which made this much worse.

Granted, I poured my heart out to this person, as I thought I could trust them.

Due to the trauma I suffered as a minor, this person was the 1st person I truly opened up to in many years.

As they were a minor residing in Australia, I thought I could learn from them.

I am now very cautious with everyone.

FYI: I have legal, written proof they are lies and provide an additional safety layer too.

My honest opinion, people who are Transphobic are uneducated, JEALOUS, INSECURE and/or TOXIC.

If anyone reading this has offspring, who shows signs of being “Different,” Please let them be themselves.

However, let them know you are there for them and be supportive.

Children will experiment to find themselves.

Parents who force their children to act as their assigned birth gender, may do more harm than good.

As Georgie said, “We must be allowed to maintain body autonomy.”

Anyone who interferes with someone’s body choices is a Control Freak.

Finally, instead of making assumptions about someone, whether they are “Normal” whatever that is, or a member of the LGBTIQA+ Community, I suggest:


Newsletter 2023. 3/4.

Happy Easter you amazing winners.



                                   332 LEAKES ROAD,  TRUGANINA, VICTORIA,  AUSTRALIA, 3029.

Please forgive me for not having March’s newsletter, hopefully once you read this, you will be fine.

The reason why I took some time out was because I have decided to offer Fantabulous Gifts to the name:


Now, what I’m offering is this:

Everyone will have a choice of 3 items for $100 AUD, including free delivery worldwide.

My plan is to have Coffee Mugs, Travel Mugs, Water Bottles, T-Shirts (White Only), Hoodies, Polo Shirts, Mouse Pads, Keyring Light, USB, Pen. I may have more items in the future.

You can choose 6 for $200, or all 10 for $300.

These gifts would make ideal and unique 2023 Christmas Gifts.

Currently, I’m just looking to see who would be interested in the above offers.

All profits will go towards establishing MCCFG, and every person who helps by buying the above items, will receive at least 1 FREE Pink Candle Club Membership.

My goal is to raise enough funds to buy an RV or Bus Chassis then have a body custom built, so we can tour Australia to make candles onsite for our V. I. C’s, which all customers will be.

N.B. V. I. C. Very Important Customers.

I feel having a Mobile Candle Making Unit is better for everyone as we can meet our V. I. C’s but they also receive their candles quicker and more fresher too.

I may rent a storage unit in Melbourne, where all raw materials will be delivered and stored. I will employ 2 people, part time to accept all deliveries, but then pick and pack the raw materials to be sent to where the MCMU is located.

Or if enough funds raised, we may still have a Production Studio located in Melbourne.

Great News:

Every winner who helps us become established, will be offered the chance to spend up to 7 days/nights touring with us, including making candles too.

Hopefully in time, we will be able to set up at various major events around Australia. Of course, this will depend on what the costs will be.

Currently, I have 250,000 Shareholder/PCCM Packages, for $25 AUD each. This is a once off Joining Fee.

Each Package consists of:

4 Shares in MCCFG.

1 Pink Candle Club Membership PCCM.

$1 per membership is retained by Melissa for her expenses, Income/GST, Tax, and time.

$5 deposit with balance due from July 1st, 2023.

Added Free Optional Bonus to those who buy a Package:

Melissa’s 13 eNovels Bundle.

N.B. The novels are for 18+ and broadminded winners.

If you are interested, could you please email us with your choice/s.

The more people who order and prepay, the same or similar items, the cheaper I can buy them, which means I can pass on those savings to you winners, or put the excess funds towards the MCMU.

My plan for our first trip is this:

Set up in different Melbourne suburbs for several days. Followed by: Seymour, Albury, Yass, Bateman’s Bay, Wollongong, Sydney, Maybe several sites, Katoomba, Orange, Dubbo, Tamworth, Armidale, Tenterfield, Toowoomba, Gladstone, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Forster, Gosford, Mittagong, Goulburn, Gundagai, Wangaratta, Shepparton, Bendigo, Daylesford, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Colac, Geelong/Lara, Werribee.

Please bear in mind, we will stay for at least 2 nights in regional locations, however, if there is enough demand and we are able to extend our booking at the Holiday Park, we will extend.

I have a certain Holiday Park chain in mind to stay at.

If all goes well, I hope to donate 10-25% of profits from each location to local charities.

The above locations are interim and will depend on local council regulations, costs.  

Please be advised, I provide a written, signed agreement to each Shareholder/PCCM.

BLOG Announcement

Please be advised I personally write all my blogs.

I have no plans to engage an AI.

If anything, once I have the funds, will employ a Social Media Manager.

However, I will still write some, especially personal ones.

This is my last blog for a little while as I’m composing some ones.

Happy Easter You Amazing Winners.

Much Thanks.


I was watching this episode recently.

BlueHeelers episode 48.
Talks about HIV.

A character caught it from a cheating ex.

This is another reason why I demand written, signed, legal Relationship agreements.

A Non-Cheating clause.
No physical touching for 1st 3 months, both MUST undertake a Full STD blood test every 3 months.

2 straight tests must come back clear, before further closeness occurs.

If more people had written, signed, legal agreements, setting out clear boundaries & what is & isn’t expected or tolerated during the term of the agreement, maybe there would be less DV.

Even when we feel we trust somebody 1000000%, inevitably, they will let us down.

Genuine people will agree to written agreements.

Anyone who cheats on a partner is a lowlife despicable creature.

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