About me

About me ….. I’m a baby boomer, now retired with a new life abroad.

A condensed life story :

  • born in England, lived mainly in Fareham, Hampshire,
  • moved to Perth, Australia in my mid teens,
  • joined the Army, and spent the next twenty years moving from one part of the country to another every few years, learnt a trade and got paid to go kayaking, whitewater rafting, skiing and parachuting !
  • retired with a pension in 1994, spent 6 months travelling around Australia doing odd jobs, then nearly a year overseas – Nepal, India, Thailand and Malaysia, before coming back to Australia. Worked a couple of ski seasons at Thredbo plus odd jobs during summer before “settling down” with a real job in rural New South Wales,
  • After retiring in December 2012 I spent 11 months on the road, living out of my 4WD and my swag, while driving approx. 50,000 kms around Australia (which you can read about starting here until I left Australia in October 2013 )and now, 15 years later, retired and have moved to Thailand for a new life and hopefully new adventures.

5 Responses to About me

  1. Julia Taylor says:

    Hi there,
    I’m an editor with The Five Mile Press and we publish a book called The Little Book of Big Aussie Icons. It includes an image of the Big Kangaroo in Border Village, and we’d like to include a new pic. I’ve just seen your pic in this blog, and wonder if you would give us permission to include it in our book? We would need a hi-res jpg emailing to us, if so.
    Many thanks for your great photos.



  2. Roshan Clicks says:

    loved ur photogallery at pbase .. awesome photos


  3. Dave Wayre says:

    Hi Mike only found your pictures of the Gnomes Looking out. We placed the first Gnomes there in 2010, the piles of rocks have been there a lot longer. We placed more Gnomes there on the 17th May 2013 just before your pics where taken! More going next year, We think your pictures are brilliant and I would like to post them to The Northwest Australian Gnomesville Clan face book page if I can. Thanks For the pics Dave


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