Author Archives: bernadettechurch

Malaysia Air Flight 370. One flight attendants thoughts

Originally posted on itsthatlife:
The thoughts in this piece are mine. I can not speak for others. For all flight attendants, their first and most important duties are safety. Safety first. It’s drilled into our heads from the first day…

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Final hours and the wrap….

I wrote these words while sitting in the tractor on the last day…. The final hour…. Gosh… sitting in the big blue tractor – a New Holland T7040 watching Neil do the last few runs in a barley crop. The … Continue reading

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Mini-diasters and opportunity…..

How it started…. Stephen and I met Neil and Marg Schirmer when our oldest son Daniel, went to boarding school with their daughter, Sophie. We didn’t meet Peter and his wife Irene until much later but their daughter Beth was … Continue reading

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Night & Day…..

My Lord, my Lord! Baptism of fire! I arrived back in Wagga from Singapore at 1pm on Monday 4 November, 2013. Neil met me at the airport, not the plan and alarm bells went off momentarily wondering where my son, … Continue reading

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Cutting to the chase….

Lets face it. It’s not every day that a woman, in her fifties, gets asked to drive a chaser bin – especially since my experience was in an era that would barely recognise a harvest today. Many farmer’s wives are … Continue reading

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Ignoring gender and other dad stuff….

Ignoring gender…. I’ve said before that Dad didn’t think about gender when he delegated jobs. One year I helped him crutch sheep. I was strong as an ox back then – wish I had some of that now! He told … Continue reading

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This and that…..

“Te Whare”… Maori for “the home”. We all grew up on a mixed farm in Central NSW, Australia, not too far from a little town called Bethungra. By mixed, I mean: sheep, cattle and crops and plenty of unwelcome rabbits. … Continue reading

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