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New Year Wish 03/01/2011

Posted by Nick Erleigh in Personal.
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I came across this the other day and adapted it slightly as my politically correct new year wish to everyone.

I wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2011, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great (your country of choice) and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee. By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.

To hell with political correctness all the best for 2011 and may it be a prosperous year for all of us.


Christmas Time 25/12/2010

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Its Christmas time again, the festive season a time for relaxing and enjoying family. Its also the passing of another landmark and time to look back over the past year and count our blessings. I have one have a lot of blessings to be thankful for.

One those blessing is that today I will get to share this day with my loved ones

To all of you may you have a blessed Christmas

World Cup 31/07/2010

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The world cup has come and gone and its now time to reflect as well as get back to normal, then again what is normal. For me the world cup means one thing “PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN”

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We can say we showed the world we could do it but more importantly we showed ourselves.


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2010 moves on with the Easter Bunny arriving on Sunday. Funny how the way we measure a year changes as we grow older. When you are a child its measured in days/months and as you grow older the year simply becomes the movement of commercialised events with months being the indicator of the weather. That aside have a great easter and I hope you are surrounded by love ones

Birthday 19/02/2010

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Tomorrow is my 50th birthday and that got me thinking. Do I really want to celebrate turning 50 and officially joining the older generation?  I mean tomorrow I officially become an old fart. Maybe I should just let the day go by like any other day. But that does not feel right and then it struck me. Tomorrow is not about growing older. So many wonderful things have happened in my life. To name but a few:

  • Meeting and marrying my wife Debbie. My life would be empty without her. She is my rock, my soul mate and put simply I love her with all my heart. She is my partner in this journey.
  • My two children Mandy and Daniel. The joy of experiencing them growing up cannot be expressed in words. They are my legacy.
  • My grandson Morgan who was born a month ago. He is the future.
  • My brothers and sisters. They have made life colourful and have helped me along this journey of life
  • My mother and father. They set the foundation from where everything happened.
  • The time I spent in the Navy and the camaraderie of the people in the Strike Craft Flotilla. This is where my work ethic has come from.
  • The time I have spent at Waymark and the various colleagues and clients I have come across. I have some time spent more time with you than my family.

Tomorrow is about celebrating and remembering all the wonderful things and people. It all about my journey of life. Here are some quotes that I like about the journey of life. To me they sum it up:

  • Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome – Arthur Ashe
  • A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles – Tim Cahill
  • Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived. – Jean Luc Picard

Tomorrow I will celebrate my journey of life thus far and drink a toast to all the people who have created the memories on which it is founded.