Monthly Archives: January 2014

My first real lesson in life

A few years on at the age of six I still remember creating a project, not because it was for school, but just because I wanted to do it.  And the topic?  Space!  On one of those large A1 sized pieces of orange cardboard, I glued on pictures of planets, wrote a paragraph on each...

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Eyes for the skies

A couple of years after the movie Top Gun was released, I was standing in my back yard looking straight up.  I wasn’t looking at a Tom Cruise jet dog fighting scene playing out in front of me with missiles travelling in every direction, I was admiring an old Ansett Airlines passenger jet on approach...

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This blog’s journey….

Over the next few posts, I will put up snippets of my life to show how I came to be where I am now; preparing to go to space, and why you should not stop chasing your dreams, even if you’re told “You’ll never be able to do that”.  I want you to come with...

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MY First Post – Love will get you there

It wasn’t just the influenza that caused me to vomit, nearly faint on several occasions, and keep me stopping at every available restroom, I was just so determined to finish.  One of my closest mates would have, if he’d been there to share it with me.  It was back in 2012 on a 12-degree Celsius...

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