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My First Photography Album “Droplets of Life”

I am thrilled to have completed my first photography album “Droplets of Life”. This has been a lot of hard work, but I am happy with the end result.

Photography is the art of capturing a moment with a camera. Mastering the camera settings, so it can tell the story of the photo in the best possible way. It is then back at the computer to triage the thousands of photos, to a final few. Finally it is hours toiling at the computer letting your imagination go wild in Photoshop.

Gun Control in Australia

Gun Control in Australia

In our beach side suburb Coogee, a hot topic at our local RSL club is whether we should relax our footwear policies to allow the commonly worn ‘thongs’. That is a long way from gun control, which is the hot topic right now in America. As a result of the latest massacre in Newtown Connecticut,…

My School Captain Feet Washing Induction Ceremony

My School Captain Feet Washing Induction Ceremony

At the end of last year, a few children from my school were selected to do a School Captains speech, an opportunity to explain why they would make a great school captain.

I was lucky enough to be among the 12 children selected to give this speech. I spent a lot of time preparing a speech to be given in front of the whole school, hoping that everyone would like it. By the time the day came to deliver my speech, I was nervous but relieved because I knew exactly what I wanted to say and was confident enough to make my speech without palm cards to prompt me.

Three Key Elements of Building an Awesome Documentary

Three Key Elements of Building an Awesome Documentary

I really enjoyed watching Mega Builders “Episode 23: Floating Bridge” about a bridge in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.  This is a documentary about how engineers had to build a bridge in the most difficult way. They had to build a floating bridge called the “William R. Bennett Bridge” to replace the old “Okanagan Lake Bridge”.…

NIDA – Completing a Production

NIDA – Completing a Production

During my life I have always loved acting and public speaking. NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts) has really helped me improve these skills. Speaking in public is never easy, but becomes easier with practice.  My auntie was a great actor, being on ‘A Country Practice’ for many years. She inspired me to love acting.…

Update: I received a call from the Managing Director of Canberra Airport

Update: I received a call from the Managing Director of Canberra Airport

I have had so many people ask me for an update. Rather than answer all my emails one by one, I will tell you all at once. I received the call I have been waiting for. It was from Stephen Byron, the Managing Director of Canberra Airport and while I didn’t get a “yes” yet, it is…

10 Things About Me

10 Things About Me

I am back at school and it is very exciting because we have a brand new classroom and two very dedicated teachers. At school we were asked to write down “10 things about yourself”. I hope you like it. 1. I know the power of a smile. One beaming smile from a stranger can improve…

The two most famous pilots in the world vote for my petition

The two most famous pilots in the world vote for my petition

I have some wonderful news to share with everyone: The two most heroic pilots in the world have voted on my petition. First, Captain Sully, he is the pilot of the first successful water landing on the Hudson River in New York, when he had lost both engines. Read more about Captain Sully. Second, Australia’s Captain De…

The pilot who saved the Qantas A380 – Captain Richard De Crespigny Interviewed by Eve Cogan

The pilot who saved the Qantas A380 – Captain Richard De Crespigny Interviewed by Eve Cogan

I interviewed Captain Richard De Crespigny, the pilot who saved the Qantas A380 that had an engine failure when it took off from Singapore. Together with the co-pilots they managed to land the plane safely. Imagine knowing you brought all 469 passengers home safely. This interview covers that flight, Roll Royce (the maker of the faulty engine), his book…

You have to be in it, to win it!  The Lionel Bowen Young Writers Awards

You have to be in it, to win it! The Lionel Bowen Young Writers Awards

In June of this year, I posted a blog about the poem I wrote and entered into the Lionel Bowen Young Writers Awards.  The poem was called “In The Ocean’s Arms”.  I received many lovely comments from all the readers. I really wasn’t expecting to win, as it was my first time entering this competition. …