How quickly the year has passed since I attained my half century. I recall how slowly the time dragged between birthdays as a child and now its wooosh….here it is again. The speed at which life passes by and the cycles contained within have never been more pronounced that in the last 12 months. … More 51. 2014 Fifty years +1
The Fifty Shades of Me story is written….. so let the celebrations begin. Plans for this party were underway for many months with the logistics of international & interstate travellers being balanced with employment rosters and budgets. The selection of the Theme was easy as we had a few spare themes up our sleeves to … More Celebrating the 50th anniversary of my birth
On January 4th 2013 I wrote… In the year 2013 I turn 50 years of age. All of my school friends will have recently done the same or are also about to do so. I wonder what has become of them? I have seen many quirky ways that people chose to celebrate their annual milestones … More 50. 2013 Looks like we made it…look how far we’ve come together….
We started the year with a fantastic weekend in Adelaide to Celebrate my Sister Anne-Louise’s Birthday and PhD. This was the first time ever that I had been to the home of my sister…. not because I never wanted to, it had just never happened. Anyway, there was a big party planned with a dress up as … More 49. 2012 Itchy feet at work – not home.
The weather dominated the beginning of the year with Queensland enduring hideous and devastating flooding. This saw Alisha and Chris High and dry but unable to leave their suburb….and the twins were stuck in hospital! Robs work went under water and mud while my workplace and our home stayed dry. These were stressful times … More 48. 2011 Its all about Family – ‘cos thats what its all about.
It was a great privilege to be able to participate in an Edgeware “Build your Business” group. While this was initially aimed at strengthening my work thought processes it was to have some amazing spin-offs for me personally and for us as a couple. Edgeware is an education and support system for ethical entrepreneurs and … More 47. 2010 Another year of celebrations and new beginings
In early 2009 it became apparent that the treatment my buddy Allyson had been receiving for her brain tumor was no longer working and with no further options it was time to say our farewells. Too often precious people are taken suddenly with words left unspoken – we had time. In many ways we had … More 46. 2009 Losing my Buddy and gaining a Son in law
We were loving this lifestyle. Living the dream. Working together and making other people happy through providing great accommodation solutions, targeted industry training and developing employment opportunities. What had been a crappy motel that was an embarrassment to the local industry was now getting positive attention from the media and the industry. We had … More 45. 2008 As one door slams shut – another one opens
Kyle-Scott Services (KSS) had stepped up a gear and by early 2007 we had 30 staff on our books who were providing temporary support to around 25 of Rotoruas Accommodation providers including Hotels, Motels and boutique Lodges. The great thing about the KSS model was that many of these staff had never worked before and … More 44. 2007 The Stateway Challenge – with the help of friends and family
After what seemed like forever I had finally reached the completion of my Diploma in Tourism Management. Mum & Dad & Alisha flew in from Australia the night before graduation and after driving to Auckland to collect them we sat up talking and drinking all night. Really dumb idea if you want to look fresh … More 43. 2006 Stepping out in style