Life as Adventure

Ever since I first set off for Laos straight out of university I have seen life as an adventure. Or perhaps more correctly as a set of adventures all strung together. Each had its own characteristics and each was quite different. Each brought a new challenge –...

Finding Diamonds

It is not every day that one finds diamonds. But it is not every day that we lose them either! But when one does find a diamond it brings unsurpassable pleasure… That has just been our experience this week! The latest chapter in our ‘diamond saga’...

When I was Very Young…

Happily I did not have to wait long before my childhood memory was activated. My world took on shape and form as my eyes focused and etched lasting images in my brain that are still visible today. I treasure them: they are part of my heritage. They are mostly country...

A Great Sadness

Every new parent fears that tragedy might strike. All the joy of the new baby can be easily snatched away in an instant. But for my Dad it was not me that he lost, but his dear wife. We never talked about it. The pain had run very deep at the time and the outworking...

How It All Began…

Many children were born in the days following the conclusion of World War II. Widely known as The Baby Boomers I was one of them. They were dark days with a lot of hardship – but an underlying fighting spirit helped people to get on with their lives in the face...

Our First Computer

It was not planned – but I was determined to make some enquiries about personal computers while visiting Hong Kong. Back in 1984 it was a low-end Commodore 64 that had caught my intention, but my attention was soon directed by my friend toward an Apple II+...