(aka Becky, Princess)

 “I tried steering a dragon boat last Sat and have been thinking since then that I liked it – is that a bit sad?”


 “Watch your thoughts for they become your words. 

Watch your words for they become your actions.

Watch your actions for they become your habits.

Watch your habits for they become your character. 

Watch your character for it becomes your destiny.” 

Current Occupation:
Registered Psychologist (Organisational)
Dream Job: Newsreader or TV presenter
Passions: swimming pools; luxury hotels; degustation menus; living in the moment
Ambitions: to paddle for PDs in the Masters category
Claim to Fame/Infamy:
1) Drinking with Terry Venables (ex England Football Manager) at his Karaoke/Nightclub, Scribes in London in the mid 90’s and smoking a Cuban cigar on some ex World boxer’s knee; 2) Sitting behind Brian May; 3) Starwars’ cast & crew party Sydney 2003 – masquerading as a crew member to get in and then standing with Ewan McGregor, George Lucas, Temuera Morrison and then needing someone to tell me who was who.

Favourite Stuff  
Food: scallops; green vegies; anything Thai; Vietnamese rice paper rolls; everything Indian; crème brulee
Drinks: Pinot Noir from Otago region, NZ; carrot juice; fruit smoothies
Movies/Books/Music: Highlander (1986); As Good As it Gets; Bridget Jones; Love Actually. Books: Quick read Crime novels and text books on leadership, organisational effectiveness and transformation. Music: Live is best and variety is the spice of life, so anything from classical concerts; jazz; rock; Pink!; Tom Petty; and 80’s come back bands, especially Duran Duran, Howard Jones, The Cure, Bryan Adams
Super Hero or Villian: Lara Croft

PDs Stuff
PD Member Since: November 2006
How I Got Into Paddling: Thanks Tara St John Cox!
Favourite PD Moment: DB Nationals 2009 – Women’s 200m Final finish line
Three words to describe PDs: A passionate positive force
How Other PDs Describe Becky: Poor broken princess (hahaha), little miss princes, furious race face, hates paddling in the cold biggest smile, always positive, makes the best out of everything,big smile, excellent listener, friendly, warm, welcoming, a young, paddling fashionista, Lady Penelope, Layers and layers of clothes – never cold, Always smiling!, Shark phobic.
Favourite PD Photo Gallery Pic:

Other Stuff
Role Models, Heroes & Heroines: Lara Croft; my Mum and Dad; Dave, my husband
When not paddling most likely to be found: in the gym; in an art class; out for dinner; in bed
Three people you’d like to invite to dinner:
Jeremy Clarkson; Rico Hizon (BBC News Reader); Colin Firth
Superstitions (Paddling or Otherwise): my name on my paddle faces the finish