I have been in hiding since well before Christmas, or more to the point I have been busily working doing a lot of overtime at work to support the other task that has been keeping me busy… APARTMENT HUNTING!!!
After spending a few good weekends hunting around and visiting many a property it looks like I might have found the place, the contract is with the solicitor which is awesome so I guess time will tell.
But needless to say I am still alive and when I have some meaningful things to post… this blog will be the second to know!
As we enter the silly season this year it is a time that we all must remember to have a fun, safe and happy holidays. Volunteering with St John Ambulance I recently came across a casualty that was severely and I mean SEVERLY inebriated which therefore prompted me to write this.
I would like to say to everyone, please remember Christmas, Hannukah, New Year, Chinese New Year and any others that I may have forgotten are a time to have fun, remember the things that are most important in our lives and spend time with friends and family.
Just remember to always drink responsibly, don’t drink and drive and most of all HAVE FUN.
I would like to also take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hunnukah, Happy New Year and an early Gong Hei fat Choy.
All within a period no greater than a week I went from having all the hair on my head to losing more than half the hair on my head and face for a great cause. As anyone who knows me will be able to tell you I am never one to shy away from a challenge and that is especially true when I can raise funds for charity.
My workmates and friends took great pleasure in making me work hard for more than $1000AUD that I raised towards the Movember cause. So below for your viewing pleasure is the photos and video of my adventures into losing more than half the hair on my head for a great charity cause.
If you get a laugh out of this and would like to donate to the cause it is not too late please visit my Movember page on the official Movember website where you can make a donation.
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While this post may be quite overdue (I do apologise I have been really busy) in early October I had the great privilege of attending a 10 day Camp as a St John Volunteer.
The 10 day camp was based at Singleton Military Base and was a camp for ~3500 Army Cadets to learn valuable life skills and get out into the wilderness for a week.
While on the camp I was lucky enough to be able to some of my first ever treatments of casualties including one casualty that was slipping in and out of consciousness, another that we were treating for hyperventilation and many more.
The camp I have since found out allows the St John Ambulance Volunteers that attend get experience unlike any other that they would get elsewhere.
Through out the week I learned not only a lot about my colleagues but also about myself as well and in particular my ability within myself to handle extremely stressful situations and get the job done and focus when times were most stressful and the pressure was on.
I made many new friends and was able to grow closer to the people in my division.
On the aside St John has been a large part of my life in recent weeks and that has been keeping me out of trouble. There is some very fun stuff coming up so I will try to keep you all posted with any new developments.