A Moment to Change a Life

By | November 24th, 2018|BLOG, Celebration, Charity, Friends, Motivation|

I was reminded today that certain decisions, encounters, meetings and events help shape our lives.  These certain moments can be crucial and profoundly change the course of our ives.  Today I was meeting up with past employees of MS.  Some of the members were there when it was the MS Society of Victoria and some [...]

2015 The Year That Was

By | December 30th, 2015|Celebration, Charity, Motivation, Racing, Speaking, Training|

My last couple of blogs have been written with sadness in my heart, but this year has also been one of a number of huge highs to go along with those lows. With just a few days left in 2015 (where the heck did it go?) I thought I would write about those highs and [...]

Optimists Unite

By | February 1st, 2015|Charity, Motivation, Training|

Friday morning I went to an amazing breakfast meeting.  It was with a group of people who are amazing Optimists.  People from all types of different backgrounds and businesses.  Breakfast seemed to fly by with each of us doing a short introduction of who we are and what we do, with some amazing food at [...]

An Incredible Awesome Week

By | December 3rd, 2014|BLOG, Celebration, Charity, Motivation, MS|

What an incredible week I have had and it hasn't even finished!  The week I am talking about started last Friday when I headed up to Bright for the St. Kilda Cycling Club's Women's weekend.  I was looking forward to some amazing riding and hoping to tackle part of my 'Bucket List' by climbing Mt. [...]

Courage – Rowing an Ocean

By | June 4th, 2014|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS|

Back on the 29th of December 2012, I wrote a blog about my friend Tim Spiteri, it was titled Tim's Voyage - Madness on the Sea.  At the time Tim was about to embark on a journey rowing with 7 others across the Atlantic Ocean.  They were hoping to break the world record for the [...]

Fitzroy Mega Swim Over for Another Year

By | March 2nd, 2014|Celebration, Charity, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS|

For an event that was supposed to be a one off event way back in 2011, the 14th Annual 24 Hour Mega Swim at the Fitzroy Pool went off without a hitch! It was probably the coldest and wettest swim we have had in 14 years.  Usually we are battling the heat and sun, so this [...]

Australia Day Honours

By | January 28th, 2014|BLOG, Celebration, Charity, Family, Friends, MS|

A few months ago I received a letter from the Secretary of the  Order of Australia on behalf of the Governor-General to inform me that I was being considered for the award of the Member of the Order of Austrlaia in the General Division within the Australian Honours System.  This would mean that I would [...]

MS Ashes Trek

By | December 28th, 2013|Charity, MS, Speaking|

Australia is crazy for the game of Cricket.  In fact right now we are in the midst of "The Ashes", a series of 5 games or Tests as they are called, against England.  The Ashes have been played since 1882 and just recently Australia  won their 32nd Ashes by winning the first 3 of 5 [...]

Why I Do What I Do

By | October 12th, 2013|BLOG, Charity, Motivation, MS|

People always ask me about my 24 Hour Mega Swims and why I do what I do and why the money doesn't go into Research to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  I like others who live with this disease would love to have a cure, finding out what causes the onset of MS [...]

Gratitude

By | July 29th, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation|

Wikipedia says that "Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive."  Well yesterday I certainly was grateful to friends, acquaintances, even people I did not know and very appreciative of the Northcote Social Club for their generous donation. The Northcote Social [...]