Bristol Freighter? No problem!

I was reminded of one of my more memorable flying adventures when visiting the M Shed museum in Bristol a few days ago. Among many other traditions the city has been famous for its aviation industry. Possibly the most famous plane to come out of the Bristol aviation...

Bowling to Brag About…

Men sometimes get into a bragging mode when they get together. And when that happens it is always good to have something up one’s sleeve to brag about… Here is one of my sporting brags… With the London 2012 Olympics still very much talked about the...

Two Weddings…

Some readers may have had the experience of getting married twice but there are possibly few who married the same spouse twice over.. But that was our experience – two weddings in ten days, and in two separate countries! It all came about because the country...

Flying

I had always wanted to fly. As a kid I used to lay on my back in the garden watching planes passing overhead often on their way out of Heathrow – or preparing to land. There was a mystery about it all. These feelings were further enhanced when my mum and dad and...

A New Beginning

Everything changed dramatically for Hennie and me. Malcolm’s arrival marked as much the end of an old era and the beginning of a new. This was not so much because of Malcolm, but because of the quantum changes that were sweeping across Southeast Asia. 1975 was a...

A Child is Born

Becoming parents for the first time is a very special event for any young couple. And under normal circumstances they have a fair degree of control. Well, Hennie and I had a wonderful baby boy – but it was not under the best of circumstances. Let me tell you how...