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Why do I enjoy flying?

I loved that my husband and sons came to the airport to see me off. I loved that my youngest son also appreciates my love for Australia. Continue reading

UN Women Lightbearers

I’m writing this full of inspiration of what we did today. Continue reading

Historical Memories

After a full day of talks, speeches, meetings, museums, sightseeing and visits, I come to the memories of seven years ago when we came here to Padua and signed our peace agreement in Villa Guisti, in the same room that the Armistice was signed at the end of the First World War. Continue reading

Me and my skin doctor, a year ago

On Monday 9th October 2017, 

 I went to the skin doctor in the afternoon and she burned my face with liquid nitrogen. Continue reading

What’s it like?

New Zealand Prime Minister is the youngest in the world, the first woman in 30 years to have a baby while head of state, what’s it like?

I had to reflect on my story and start to work a little harder on telling it.


I joined together snippets of videos taken over the last couple of years touching on topics which have been preoccupying me.
I touch on the role-change that Josef and I made when I began full-time work in Vienna in 1999 after completing the PC-User course with the AMS – the Austrian unemployment service (Arbeits Markt Service).
I mention moving from the fourth floor apartment in Linz to the house with a garden in Zwettl, though some of the details there have been cut off. I reflect on the feeling that I became a real “house-wife” when we had a garden and fruit trees and berry bushes and vegetables growing. I began making jams and compote and fruit juice syrups. I took my small children to music school and exercise class and kindergarten. Then we did the role change.
I have just bought a number of books from Stephen Covey and see a real potential for sharing.
As a Certified Communications Trainer, due to retire from a regular job within a year, I am now planning my future agenda.
I can imagine giving motivational training and courses to promote principle values. I have a wealth of experience to draw on.

Fly Away With David’s Angels

Flew to Sofia, Bulgaria for a Toastmasters weekend.

District 109 was born in Athens in May. I flew as part of the Austrian team, Division  F for the District 109 Executive Officers Meeting  on Friday 7 September, 2018 together with three of my colleagues. Our Team Leader, David, called us his angels, so we called him Charlie.

What a Team! What a meeting! I just got back and work again tomorrow. So I’m uploading my photos and processing the videos. It was a wonderful experience of team building, not only the Division F Austrian level but the whole of District 109 which comprises Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Lichtenstein, FYR Macedonia, San Marina, Switzerland and Vatican City.

I got up early with a few others who came almost straight from the disco, to go to a local spa. We spent an hour in the healing waters full of calcium and magnesium in a traditional Hammam. Well actually, we took an hour, but only spent 20 minutes in the 39 and 42 degrees Celsius hot water pools.

Then it was back to the Toastmasters meeting for the District Council Meeting. A lesson in Parliamentary procedure, some motions and discussions, some photos and it was soon over.

I don’t know who you are. I just know that I have to write what I’m doing. I got home from the airport, late Sunday night and just have to get my photos and videos off my phone so that I can get back to work tomorrow. I ran out of space at the conference because I filmed so many of the presentations. But these will probably not be shared publicly.

And just now I discovered that I am the winner, yes the winner! of the signed book by Diane Fischer Winter.

Have a look at the great blog and YouTube Channel! So inspiring! And buy the book!





It was my day off.  Everybody else had last Wednesday, 15th August, the Feast of the Ascension of Mary off. I was working then. Continue reading

A Year to Clear What is Holding You Back!

I signed up, yes, a year ago and am now at the end where Stephanie Voigt asks us to pay it forward and write a testimony. I did not read my mails every day. I never read all my mails every day. Even though I have a smart phone and can read all my mails on my phone, I mostly wait till I get home, until “when I have time”. But I get home and am tired and hungry, so I make myself something to eat and sit down to watch something. Continue reading

When will I start blogging?

When I have time. When I retire.
Right now, while I am so busy working and doing lots of stuff which some people do not want me to talk or write about, Continue reading

Why I nearly cried today

It is the second Tuesday in the month so there was a Toastmasters meeting at lunchtime. It is the first meeting after handing over the leadership to Sunil. Continue reading

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