Busy Times

Well, things seemed to have settled down a bit, and Allan and I have now had a chance to do a bit of work on the website and finalise putting the footage together from the climb.  Thanks Nicky for your help again.

I now plan on sharing my story, from the tragic lows to the remarkable highs, with as many people as possible.  This includes expanding my audience, and merging my personal journey with the business community, focusing on a motivational /inspirational theme and also being triumphant and achieving success in the face of adversity.

I have another five speaking engagements booked in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne before the end of the year, to audiences from the business sector including the legal, financial and medical professions.  I am so excited and can’t wait to attend these events.

I am also trying to visit as many school children as I can, from both Primary and Secondary schools, and have already been booked in Cairns and Sydney.

If you are interested in having me attend your business or school to speak, please contact me via the website.

Professionals Fundraiser in Sydney

Allan and I recently returned home from Sydney, where I was invited to speak at the Professionals Real Estate Group annual conference.  This year the event was held at the Opera House, and what an incredible night it was.  Once again, the management from the Professionals, despite the difficult financial times, were able to raise a large sum of money towards Breast Cancer research.

We managed to catch up with some great people, many of whom we met last year, who were all excited to hear about what Allan and I had been up to.  I delivered my presentation to around 250 people, and included some incredible footage and photos from our Everest climb.  The feedback was sensational, and everyone really seemed to enjoy the show.

My Climbing for a Cause summit flag was auctioned off on the night with the highest bidders being the Professionals Board of Directors.  I was over the moon, and the framed flag will be taking pride of place in their boardroom.

Thanks again for your support and providing another memorable night.

Visiting Dad

Allan and I managed to catch the train out to the Woronora cemetery in Sydney where we spent a few hours with Dad.  Allan took a few beers along, and gave Dad a Tooheys, his favourite and drank the other.  It was very emotional and at the same time calming to spend some quiet time with Dad.  I miss him so much.

Pride of Australia medal

Next Friday, I have been invited to attend Customs House in Brisbane, as I have been selected as a finalist in the Pride of Australia medal in the Courage division.  There are some wonderful people nominated in this category, all of whom would be deserving winners.  I am so proud just to have been selected as a finalist.

I apologise for the delay in posting my blog.  I intend in the future, to create a fortnightly newsletter, highlighting what has been happening, and also adding a few feature stories and competitions, so stay tuned.

If you get a chance, make sure you check out the website, and have a look at the new photo montage of my journey.

Speak soon



Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary – Steve Jobs

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