It’s 18 years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer and today, on ABC Day (26th October 2015), it’s time for reflecting on how fortunate I am. My life was turned upside down by my diagnosis and forever changed. Changed in so many positive ways. SO if you're newly diagnosed and reading this, it might … Continue reading AUSTRALIAN BREAST CANCER DAY 2015 – a time for reflection
Anna. My courageous, compassionate, humorous and all round simply amazing friend is with us no more. I received this news on Friday afternoon here in Ecija. The message pinged onto my phone as I was waiting for my class of students to arrive so I really didn’t have the opportunity to properly absorb the news. … Continue reading Vale Anna Wellings Booth OAM
Just a very quick update for benefit of those not on Facebook. Been pretty flat out since arriving in beautiful Ravenna - home of amazing mosaics. Days that are not occupied with dragon boating are spent exploring and job hunting. Two interviews so far and one job offer but I won't decide anything till after … Continue reading Quick Update – Italy
What a wonderful surprise it was last night to walk into Ca'de Ven (an amazing local wine bar) and hear a voice yell out "Michelle. Michelle Hanton"- I turned around and there was Cheryl Watson coming towards me along with Juanita Pegler. It is almost seven years since we last saw each other. We had … Continue reading A wonderful world……..thank you Abreast In A Boat
It's National Volunteers Week here in Australia so I'd like to take a moment to give a public thank you & SHOUT OUT to all the fabulous volunteers around Australia. People volunteer because they have a passion and last night I was able to attend the NT Volunteer of the Year Awards with our 2 … Continue reading VOLUNTEERS ARE PRICELESS….thank you all!
I was woken this morning (Sunday) by the ringing of my mobile phone. I have a special ring tone for family so knew it had to be either my son or daughter, so I sit bold upright and grab the phone. "Where have the Aurora's gone?" says my daughter with a tone of distress in … Continue reading Networks – funny how things work out
Sitting on the plane en route to Melbourne and this is the first chance I’ve had to blog in ages! It’s been a whirlwind first few months of 2012 and the year of the Water Dragon couldn’t have started more auspiciously, or with more excitement, for Dragon Sisters. It’s actually a treat to sit still … Continue reading DRAGONS EVERYWHERE!