2020

September

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Became an Irish citizen

August

๐Ÿฑ Hercie passed away, we were told that he would only have a couple of days to live in late June but he gave us another month of cuddles

June

๐Ÿฑ Jazz passed away, she was purring to the last moment

2019

September

โ›ต๏ธ Sold our boat because we werenโ€™t using her. We had 3 summers, 1 year long adventure, and thousands of great memories on her

July

๐Ÿ› Put Memair on the back burner and returned to Shopify as a Data Scientist

2018

November

๐Ÿง  Incorporated my first company, Memair

September

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Arrived back in Ottawa after a year sailing
๐Ÿง  Decided to work full time on Memair, previously a side project

2017

December

๐Ÿ’ Best man at Scott Mcโ€™s wedding

September

โ›ต๏ธ Left on a year long sailing adventure with Diana and our cats. We sailed from Canada to the Tropics
๐Ÿ› Quit Shopify after 4 amazing years

May

โ›ต๏ธ Bought my first boat with Diana

2016

February

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Became a Canadian permanent resident

2015

June

๐Ÿ  Moved in with Diana, Jazz๐Ÿ˜ธ, & Hercie๐Ÿ˜บ in Ottawa

2014

August

๐Ÿ  Julie and I moved to the Golden Triangle in Ottawa

June

๐Ÿ•‰ Started teaching Acroyoga at Upward Dog Yoga Centre

2013

November

๐Ÿ‘ซ Started dating my fourth serious girlfriend, Diana Lam

September

๐Ÿ› Ended my contract with Amnesty International Canada and started at Shopify
๐Ÿ•‰ Started my 200hr yoga teacher training

July

๐Ÿ•‰ Trained as an Acroyoga instructor in Montreal

March

๐Ÿ˜ Met Diana Lam at an Acro workshop I was demoing at

2012

December

๐Ÿ  Moved in with Julie in the ByWard Market, Ottawa. Julie was looking for a female roommate and I misread the Kijiji ad

November

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ With one weeks notice I left the Army and moved to Ottawa to work with the Canadian branch of Amnesty International

April

๐Ÿ’” Dhyana and I broke up
๐Ÿ  Moved in with Scott, Chris, and PJ in St Leonards

February

๐Ÿ•ฏ Started work at Amnesty International Australia

2011

December

๐ŸŽ“ Graduated from my Bachelor of Arts

November

๐Ÿ•‰ Discovered Acroyoga during a free class at Lululemon

May

๐Ÿ  Moved in with Dhyana in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

April

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Returned to Australia from Afghanistan

February

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ Extended my tour and moved to Kandahar

2010

๐Ÿถ Molly was put down, we had attempted to rehouse her with the RSPCA but she failed one of their tests and by that time she was out of our custody and couldnโ€™t be saved

November

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ Deployed to Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan

June

๐Ÿ’‚ Changed Army Units and moved on base at Randwick in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan

May

๐Ÿ‘ซ Started dating my third serious girlfriend, Dhyana Scarano

March

๐Ÿ’ฟ Started playing Ultimate with the Uni team and met Dhyana Scarano

2009

May

๐Ÿ›ต Bought a 50cc scooter

April

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Returned to Australia from the Solomon Islands
๐Ÿ  Moved back in with Stu and Janell

February

๐Ÿ’” Nathalie and I broke up, I wasnโ€™t ready to settle down yet

2008

November

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง Deployed to the Solomon Islands
๐Ÿ’ Best man at my brotherโ€™s wedding on Clark Island in Sydney Harbour

September

๐Ÿ’‚ Starting preparation for deployment to the Solomon Islands

May

๐Ÿ  Moved back to Sydney to live with Stu and Janell. Perth was fun but I was studying by correspondence so I found it isolating

February

๐Ÿ  Moved to Perth to live with Nathalie

January

๐ŸŽ“ Started a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Security through Open University. This course was by correspondence which worked well for with my vagrant lifestyle

2007

December

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Returned to Australia from Europe surprising my family by dressing up as Stuart

October

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Continued my travels starting with a road time through Ireland with Scott & Chris. Then trained around Europe

July

๐Ÿฃ Became an uncle and loss my position as baby of the family. A fair trade for Oliver and later Zander, Zahli, Archie, Sammy, & Charlotte

June

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Moved back to the UK after not having any luck finding work in Cahors (Nathalie travelled to Greece to teach english)
๐Ÿข With help from a second cousin, I had a job within 2 days at the Laurel Pub Company doing office work

April

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Quit my job as a postie and Nathalie and I left for an overseas trip. After a few days in London we trained to France and settled in Cahors

2006

July?

๐Ÿ  Moved back in with my mum in Sydney
๐Ÿ“ซ Became a postman on a motorbike to save up for my overseas trip

June

๐ŸŽ“ I was enjoying university but was getting restless after 2.5 years living in Newcastle so I decided to defer and travel

April

๐Ÿ‘ซ Nathalie came to visit me in Sydney and became my second serious girl friend

March

โ›ต๏ธ Sailed on the Young Endeavour and met Nathalie Cattaneo

2005

February

๐ŸŽ“ Started studying a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science at Newcastle University
๐Ÿ  Moved in to new place in Newcastle with two roommates (after some shuffling, Ashley a new friend from uni and Ginny)

January

๐Ÿ’‚ Did basic training with the Army

2004

๐Ÿˆ Coco passed away after catching a tick

November

๐ŸŽ“ Graduated from TAFE with a grade of 92.5
๐ŸŒ Launched Gregology.net

July

๐Ÿ’‚ Joined the Australia Army Reserves as a signalman

June

๐Ÿ  Moved in with a friend from TAFE, Lorena. This was my first time living out of home/not with family

February

๐ŸŽ“ Quit Sydney Hi-Fi
๐Ÿ  Moved in with my sister Sam & her partner Aaron in Newcastle
๐ŸŽ“ Started studying a Tertiary Preparation course at Newcastle TAFE in order to go to university

2003

๐Ÿถ Adopted our Bull Arab Molly

November?

๐Ÿ Bought a nicer bike 1989 GPX250 and gave my brother the GSX250

March?

๐Ÿ Bought a motorbike, 1983 GSX250

February

๐Ÿ”Š Started working full time at Sydney Hi-Fi

2002

๐Ÿถ Lulu was put down, she was completely blind. I comforted her as the green liquid entered her body

September

๐Ÿ’” Julia and I broke up, she ended it and I experienced my first broken heart

June

๐ŸŽ“ Wasnโ€™t enjoying engineering so I dropped out of TAFE

February

๐ŸŽ“ Started studying structural engineering at TAFE

January

๐Ÿ‘ซ Started dating my first serious girlfriend, Julia Stockdale

2001

November

๐ŸŽ“ Graduated high school with HSC score of 51

May?

๐Ÿš™ Bought my first car, a 1983 Toyota Hilux with a 253 V8

2000

November?

๐ŸŠ Started seasonal work at the Manly Water Works as a lifeguard

July

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Returned to Australia

January

๐ŸŽ“ Started 6th form at Harlington High School

1999

๐Ÿˆ Adopted our brown cat Coco

December

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Went to UK with my Mum to live with my Grandma for 7 months

March?

๐Ÿป First drink with Tim & Scott

1998

๐Ÿ˜˜ First kiss with Jasmine Parker

1997

๐ŸŽ“ Moved to Forest High School because thatโ€™s where Scott & Tim went
๐ŸŒ Created my first website, Jokes Cafe on Tripod, reaching 600 hits per day at itโ€™s peak
๐Ÿ“ง Got my first email address, grules@hotmail.com

1996

๐Ÿถ Floppy passed away from old age
๐ŸŽ“ Started at Beacon Hill High School
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Became an Australian citizen
๐ŸŒ We got the Internet, I remember seeing chat for the first time and I didnโ€™t believe my brother that there were real people chatting

1995

๐ŸŽ“ Graduated from primary school
๐Ÿˆ Abby passed away from cancer

1993

๐Ÿถ Adopted our Staffordshire Bull Terrier Lulu

1991

๐Ÿ–ฅ Started programming in Basic with my Brotherโ€™s and Dadโ€™s help

1990

๐ŸŽ’ Repeated year one, met Scott & Tim who would become life long friends

1989

๐Ÿ–ฅ Started using our family computer, an Amstrad CPC
๐Ÿˆ Adopted our tabby cat Abby

November

๐Ÿ˜• Watched the fall of the Berlin Wall but thought they were knocking down the Great Wall of China

January

๐ŸŽ’ Moved to a closer school, Beacon Hill Primary

1988

๐Ÿถ Adopted our Beagle Floppy

June?

๐Ÿ  Moved to a house in Beacon Hill. This was the house I grew up in

January

๐ŸŽ’ Started school at St Maryโ€™s in Manly

1987

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Went back to the UK with my Mum and Dad. They both had terrible food poisoning so my Auntie and Uncle looked after me. My Uncle was a police officer and he took me for a ride in his police car. I also wet the bed when I stayed with them.

1986

April

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Immigrated to Australia

March?

๐Ÿ’ญ First memory - My dog Tinker was laying on the couch, I was sitting opposite in her dog bed. My Dad entered and told her to get down, she bowed her head and sulkily obliged. We left Tinker in the UK when we immigrated.

1983

May

๐Ÿฃ Born into a loving family in London, United Kingdom as the fourth & final child of Alan and Hilary Clarke. I would remain the baby of this family for 24 years until my first nephew came along