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 –...

This Week’s Adventure

Nothing spectacular – but it was special to me… It was billed as the longest bike ride I have done in many years, and easily the longest since we moved here to Gloucestershire early in 2012. A few weeks ago I had decided that July 11th was the day I was...
Walking the Cotswold Way

Walking the Cotswold Way

Adventures continue. Three weeks ago it was Phnom Penh, two weeks ago it was Manila, but now is the time for a bit of local exploring. It was our anniversary yesterday and Hennie and I went for a walk in the nearby countryside. The Cotswold hills pass close to where...

Flying the Comet 4

Much joy is often derived from the totally unexpected. Such was my experience when I learned that I would be flying in a Comet 4 jet plane when I flew back to Laos via Thailand in 1971. The previous day had been quite hectic. I was getting anxious because I had not...

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...

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...