I’ve never had a surprise birthday party, and this one definitely came as a surprise!  Just before we left for Samoa, I’d sent out an email to all my friends in Melbourne inviting them to Mum & Dad’s place on Saturday 14th January for some casual birthday drinks and a catch-up.  What I didn’t, Read More

We had a few more days together in Melbourne before Karen flew back to Townsville and Sally and Ren flew back to Perth.  Before everyone went their separate ways we had some pre-dinner drinks at Marnie’s apartment in the Docklands, followed by one last big family dinner at our favourite Chinese restaurant in Hawthorn., Read More

The last time I’d been home for Christmas was way back in 1999, so it was a great to be around family and friends this year.  It was especially important for me to be home because my older sister Sally was pregnant with her first baby, so it was definitely a time to celebrate! , Read More

Still to come… Sevilla Jerez de la Frontera Gibraltar Competa

Finally got around to scanning in some old photos from my years in the Australian Army: August 1994 to January 1997 – Officer Training at Monash University Regiment (including Recruit Course in December 1994) 26 January 1997 – Officer’s Commission at Graduation Parade and Ball January 1997 to late 1997 – Platoon Commander at, Read More

Another transcribed email from back in the day… After complaints from many of you readers, the editor has decided to make this one concise.  So here goes… Had a real slack last week before Christmas, with 3 out of 12 people in the department actually working, the rest on holiday.  On 24th flew to, Read More