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 [...]

Choices, Challenges and Outcomes

By | July 21st, 2013|Charity, Family, Friends, Speaking|

What choices did you make today?  We all makes choices in our lives on a daily if not hourly basis and most of those choices then challenge us to either do the right or wrong thing which will ultimately affect outcomes of our lives. This weekend I made a number of choices, one of those [...]