Without a shadow of a doubt one of the biggest days of my life. And after 3 years of a dodgy shoulder I finally graded to #blackbelt in #jujitsu so massively #humbled and #overjoyed Massive thanks to Master Jim Allen for his direction over 8 years. To my colleagues in all the different #teams who I train with and the many #sensei who have also given me direction. And finally to @catzmcclelland my #soulmate and amazing #wife for putting up with me and continually pushing me. Lastly to @worldjujitsuireland and #Shihan David Toney for his continual support and #leadership for this amazing organisation that I'm #proud to be part of. #OSS
You do not have a soul.
You are a soul. You have a body. -- C. S. Lewis
so much gratitude to be surrounded by the beautiful souls i met in el nido. reminds me to stay grounded, contented, kind, and just be in the present moment.
my heart is overjoyed. namaste! 🙏
📷 @beksoriano thanks for the awesome rocket yoga class. you're inspiring!
Happy and overjoyed to announce to #instagram the birth of our beautiful son Isaac David Banton ❤️ born on 13/11/2018 at 9.36am. After his fast birth there were unfortunate complications with me resulting in surgery & after a few difficult days in hospital we are finally home and getting settled in. I have to give a #shoutout to my amazing partner for all of his love and support which is still ongoing as I continue to recover. I'm so in Love with this little man words can't describe it 💙
So, this FINALLY Happened!!! I’m so incredibly thrilled, relieved and so overjoyed that I’m definitely glow!!! I know it’s cheesy but I’ve attached my Acknowledgments (which were too long so I’ve attached them in two separate posts-same image😊) as this was definitely a team effort and I need to thank you all for believing in me!!! One last thing I should probably mention that my alter ego (Max) is a nudist gangster ballerina😁
Life’s uncertain; eat dessert first and only do a PhD after some serious consideration. It is emotionally draining, and a strong support team is vital for success. Therefore, I’d like to thank all those who prevented me from falling apart during these past “few” years.
Firstly, I’d like to thank Professor Peer Schenk for giving me the opportunity to study in his lab, appreciating my “art” by allowing me to draw in lab meetings, understanding my sense of humour and most importantly purchasing the coffee machine for the office!
To Dr Andrew Geering, thank you for agreeing to be part of my supervisory team and for all your valuable viral knowledge and understanding what an uphill battle PhD’s can be.
Huge thanks to Dr Richard Moyle who was a late edition to my supervisory team but who I feel single-handedly saved my PhD and gave me hope that I could and would finish with something to be proud of. He has always supported and believed in me. I have learnt so much from him, making me a better scientist and an even more avid listener of 97.3 (thank you 97.3 for supplying the soundtrack).
Chewy & Crunchy - how is that possible? That was how I felt when I tried these cookies in my 👄 #overjoyed
It has mild sweetness and this talented baker brilliantly added natural sweetness from the cranberries instead of raisins (raisins can be sweeter and "muak") and not forgetting the almond praline - so you rasa owh, hellooo healthy cookies!
And she pleasantly she added chunky oats, which gave a chewy effect when you munch the cookies #healthyinaNiceWay. I 💓 it!
Tqsm Na for these. I finished half of the bottle! Alhamdulillah..finally we met! Selalu borak dalam IG je. I wish we have time to do coffee but truly sorry I was rushing for delivery. Insya Allah I hope next catch up okay?
This baby of yours.. insya Allah will be added in our Raya cookie jar next year (no I don't bake cookies. I buy cookies)
Do try this out guys..serious lepas makan tak rasa bersalah..owh she does all sorts of cookies - her sugar cookies are #socute and pastries - ni mmg forte' Marina
Visit her IG at @biskutbyna. She is based in Setiawangsa, KL