Telethon Adventurers Achievement Night 2012


The Telethon Adventurers are a group of people who care so much about finding a cure for childhood cancer they are willing to climb mountains, jump out of planes, swim with sharks and even walk under water to raise a staggering $1,800,864 in under a year for the Telethon Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital.

Rick and Emily


L-R: My hubby Basil, me, Emily and Rick Parish at the Terrace Hotel Opening

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Guest Post: Basil Zempilas’ Five Life Lessons

I learn something from my wonderful husband every day.   If he wasn’t a sports presenter, he would have been a fantastic diplomat, politician or lawyer.  He is incredibly funny, charming, clever, gracious, kind and he always seems to have a logical answer for everything.  He’s been my voice of reason for as long as I’ve known him and he is one of the most truly amazing people I’ve ever met.  That’s just one of the many reasons why I married him.

Our Wedding Day – September 2009, Greece

Today, he’s sharing with us some of his life lessons.

1. There’s no disgrace in trying but not succeeding.  The disgrace is in not trying at all.

2. Have goals, but don’t be obsessed by them.  Make being as good as you can possibly be today your aim, then all your other goals will take care of themselves.

3. Smile, be happy, be nice to people – everybody enjoys the company of happy people.

4. Try and do one thing each day you really don’t like doing or have been putting off, see how good it feels to get it done.

5. You never meet anyone staying at home.  In other words; if you’re looking for something or someone, go and find it.  It’s unlikely it’s going to come to you.

Thanks husband!

A xxx

What lessons have you learnt in life?

Has anyone given you great life advice?