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Taking my Shadow for a Walk

I decided to take our dog ‘Shadow’ for a walk before breakfast yesterday and so was out the door at sunrise. The lighting at that time of the day is just magnificent. It was such a beautiful morning that, I wished I’d brought my SLR’? then I...

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes

Thanks to the many friends and collegues who sent me happy birthday messages via text, email and Facebook. I thank you all with this random inspirational fact: On this day in 1894 Laurence Hagraves demonstrated that it is possible for man to fly by linking four of his...

I Could Speak Aussie the Day I Was Born, How About You?

As a personal coach, I spend a fair bit of time chatting with my clients about events that took place in their childhood. I do this because it helps give me critical insights into the events that have shaped a client’s behaviour. I have been asked, how early do...

Have You Got What it Takes?

Yesterday we had the Spring Fair at our local school. It’s the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Each year, the task of planning and managing the Spring Fair falls to the parents of Class 4; which this year included us. Janine was on the Spring Fair...

Today we all cried and said our goodbyes

I write this with a heavy heart, my eyes glazed and swollen yet again today. How paradoxical, that my last post announced a new life, and this one mourns the loss of another. Such is the circle of life. It is only two weeks since we had our worst fears confirmed, but...

Yesterday I Realised I’m Getting Old

No, it wasn’t my birthday yesterday‘? (A realisation I can wait until next week for!) But at 2:06am yesterday, my best mate (since we were 6 years old) became a grandfather. As I drove over to the hospital to see his shiny new granddaughter, I started to...

So Ends Another Jam-Packed Weekend

It’s Monday again, but the weekend didn’t seem like a weekend at all. Lately every week seems to just blend together as one big one. It wasn’t all work we were doing, but we just didn’t stop. We had a friend’s wedding to go to on...

Stand up for Dramatic Effect

There is something pretty cool about a group of kids jamming in the garage. As a teenager, my daughter played sax in a band called Jafuska for three of four years and I used to love taking her to practice and later, going to their gigs. Jafuska played Jazz, Funk and...
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