Robert Gordon Van Buerle. An amazing man. My Dad and my hero. Strict but fair. He loved his family passionately and everything he did was for us. Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep last Friday, 15th January 2021. We are so blessed that as a family we are all together on Bribie Island; and … Continue reading VALE ROBERT GORDON VAN BUERLE
It's been many months since I've written here. Much has been happening in my life - and I am sure also in yours! It's time to share an update. 2020 has been a heck of a year. That's an understatement! On the home front it has been a challenge. Wayne (my son) was diagnosed as … Continue reading November Update
New Year's Eve/Day means time for my annual update for all my friends and followers far and wide who are not on Facebook. It's been a year of many different adventures and challenges. But I've coped and am extremely fortunate to be enjoying good health and wonderfully supportive friends and family. I am truly blessed … Continue reading My Personal Review 2017
Derek was my cousin. To be precise, he was the eldest of the Van Buerle cousins. Both of us were born in Malaysia, and I guess Derek has been around my life forever. We were not the type of cousins that saw each other often. My Dad worked for the United Nations so we lived … Continue reading Vale Derek Van Buerle
It's 3 months since I last wrote here on my personal blog although the Dragon Sisters blog has more consistent publications. Guess that shows where my focus has been. On business. Afer all, when you work for yourself, you have to make hay while the sun shines. On the personal front, our dear and old … Continue reading Marching on….into April
Thanks to my followers for being in touch and asking me how I'm going. I find it hard to believe that it's been a couple of months since my last post here! I forget that not everyone has Facebook to keep up with the news as I post it. I'm here in Darwin still, but … Continue reading Yes! I’m still alive and kicking!
This time last Sunday I was in Ecija, having breakfast with Anne and Miguel plus the gorgeous Hugo who is growing up so fast! My quick trip to Spain last week came out of the blue. Although it was a very short trip, there is always an upside to everything. For me, these were the … Continue reading There’s always a silver lining 🙂
If there is one holiday in the world that has a sweeping impact on everybody, it has to be Christmas. What unifying theme inherent to Christmas makes it one of, if not THE most awaited time of the year? This seems to be true regardless of race, social background, creed, or religion. Is it the … Continue reading Christmas – a global marketing feast!
Responsibility. The word is loaded with connotations. There are so many ways that we can view them, and there are so many different types of responsibility. Sometimes people look at responsibilities as a burden. I choose to take a different perspective. I look at them as a gift. You might well be saying to yourself, … Continue reading Being True to Yourself – Part 2 – Responsibility
Whilst I have enjoyed every moment of being in Europe and have loved teaching, mentoring and coaching, it is time to return to Australia – at least for a while. I have cherished being in my little apartment and not having to worry about anything except myself and meeting a few deadlines. Well, OK, more … Continue reading My European interlude is coming to a close