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“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. ” ~ Ben Stein.

My self audit has been underway for some time as I look back at the year ( almost gone) and then forward to what I want to achieve in the coming year. 2011 Notes, World, Australia and personal JANUARY: 11: Mudslides kill 903 in Brazil. 10:  Widespread flooding in Queensland.  14: Major floods across western […]

” An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ” ~ Bill VaughnN

As you can tell my thoughts have turned to my annual audit.  I look back over the recent year, mentally gauge how far I have come and see what has changed within and without me and I begin to look ahead. It doesn’t matter if I am a pessimist or an optimist.  It does matter […]


Yesterday I walked the shops looking for another book to read.  I had demolished the previous one within two days and enjoyed it and the sequel was not due out here ( in Aus ) until April 2012. There was nothing appealing on any shelf in either book vendor despite twice walking up and down […]

Christmas Other

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Morning

20 minutes to go….

…and my 2011 work year is over.  No return to work until well into 2012.  it has been a big year, looking back with crises, fears (and facing them) and wondrous victories of a personal kind.  Work is , well, just work – and in 15 minutes I am leaving here to head home. I […]