Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mum’s out there, but a very special shout out to my Mum up in Queensland! Many Mum’s sacrifice a lot for their children. Mum did all that and more for my brother and I. Dad left when I was 8 or 9 years old and Mum single-handedly raised us while running her own business. Beyond that she had so…

Meet my cousin Dave

Mum and I went over and caught up with him and his extended family this afternoon at Twin Waters Resort. Dave has two beautiful young boys, Oska: and Harper: Originally we were going over there to have a swim at the pool in Twin Waters itself and then have a bite to eat, play some poker and the like. Once we got there though…

I’m alive

Here’s a flattering, expressionless photo of me (still on drugs) about an hour after surgery! ūüėõ Surgery went well – plate and screws are out and I’ve got a sling temporarily to minimise the movement, at least over the next couple of days. Looking forward to getting back on the bike and doing some exercise!

Don’t take yourself too seriously

I think, on the whole, Australians (Aussies) are pretty laid back and good at not taking themselves too seriously – and 1. That’s a great trait to have, and 2. It’s important to be able to laugh at yourself occasionally. Take this example that I stumbled across today from the Australian¬†professional cycling team Orica-Greenedge: Isn’t it great??? I must have watched it 5 or…

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there, and mine in particular! My Dad retired a couple of years ago after working his entire life (40 years!) for Qantas. He now lives up on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland not far from where he was brought up.

I Graduated!

It has been many years in the making but I finally¬†had my graduation on Friday night¬†in the Great Hall¬†at the University of Sydney, a beautiful building some 150 years old. The Great Hall¬†really did help give the ceremony a sense of occasion.¬†My Grandmother, Mother¬†and Father¬†all flew¬†down from Queensland for the ceremony, and I’m glad they were there to see me graduate. For anyone considering…

Mr. Wu

I’m the youngest of two brothers and many years ago when I was a¬†little trouble-maker we lived in Beijing, China for a few months while my dad worked with Qantas. The HR Manager for Qantas at that time was a gentleman by the name of Mr. Wu. China’s one-child policy had only recently come into force and Mr. Wu and his wife had recently…

My Brother got Married!

Congratulations to my Brother and (now) sister-in-law Amy who got married in Melbourne this past Saturday. I wish you both a long and happy life together. To view the slideshow from the wedding day click here.

Mum’s 60th Birthday Trip – Thailand

I think it is extremely important to celebrate life’s milestones and so we went to Thailand recently for Mum’s 60th Birthday. Mum wanted to go somewhere where she could shop, but also relax on a few nice beaches, so we ended up flying to Bangkok for three nights to do the shopping side of things, and then down to Koh Samui for a week…