Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Got back last night from holidays exhausted and not at all refreshed and ready for work, just as you should be. Pottering around the boulders of Mount Staplyton with mates is always fun, i don't think i will ever grow tired of it.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Unless its a trip to the Grampians. I have felt like a school kid in the last week of term this week, it just seems to keep on dragging on. Finished by 2 tomorrow.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Exciting times are afoot, but first.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Travelled to our nations capital the other week for neice Molly's birthday, see my family and meet the newest Brailey my nephew Hugh. Had a great time with all my family and Hugh seems like a stout little man. Had long talks with brother and the parents about growing up, its amazing what you can remember as you get older. It seems like yesterday that we were catching a lake full of bream at Nan and Pop's as little kids or playing mahjong with Gran in her backyard on school holidays.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Was lucky enough to go to Shabangabang with Katharine and Phillip for our friends Max and Mayan's commitment ceremony. Needless to say it was a great day with all the elements that much these days memorable, food, drink and company.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Been a long time, but with summer gone and autum chill in the air and winter starting to show its head action should increase soon. All shall be good in the land of pebbles and steel and things of minor (yet fun) relevance will occur.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Mark Donaldson enlisted in the Australian Army in 2002 and displayed an early aptitude for soldiering, winning a number of prizes for his skills. As part of the Special Service Regiment he was deployed on operations to East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq. An incident in Afghanistan led to his being awarded the Victoria Cross, Australia’s highest military honour for acts of bravery in wartime. When Mark’s unit was hit by an ambush, nine Australians were wounded.
As the battle raged around him, he deliberately drew enemy fire to himself on several occasions so that wounded soldiers could be moved to safety. Then when he saw a coalition force interpreter lying wounded, he ran 80 metres across exposed ground to rescue him and carry him to safety. This complete disregard for his own safety displayed exceptional courage. Since being awarded the Victoria Cross, Mark has conducted himself in a way that is impressive and makes him a role model for young and old. His bravery in the face of great danger saved lives and won him the highest respect.