Hello or Sawatdee Khrup – The website covers personal stories & anecdotes involving my life, where I have come from, where I have been, and what I am up to now living a retired life in Thailand. My path has been varied and meandered over the years to many different destinations and provided various experiences – it has been a life less ordinary. This page is an overview of that path, memoirs and journey experiences that can be found on this website.
I don’t profess to be any grand story-teller or proficient author; just an ordinary guy describing event’s of life as I remember them in my own style – excuse the grammar, punctuation, use of mixed tenses – its me! Below you find the outline of my life’s journey. Hope the critics aren’t to harsh – it’s just a simple tale.
As a retired Aussie/Canadian Expat I am also the Honorary Consul of Australia in Chiang Mai & proud to hold this appointment as our country’s representative for the Northern Thailand provinces. Prior to this appointment, my career involved aviation operations, critical infrastructure, public safety, and protective security services in the capacity of executive, leader, and mentor. I enjoy living Tranquil in Thailand, the relaxed lifestyle, and retreating after many exciting years in busy careers.
[Depiction of my life’s path]
My exposure and worldly experiences gained from leading somewhat of a life less ordinary in Canada, Australia, and Thailand involved traveling to many International locations, experiencing a variety of people, and enjoying a wonderful family provided invaluable life lessons and blessings of immense proportion.
My personal growth and learnings from travelling, growing up in a family business, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Australian Protective Service, an Australian airport operations executive, ex-pat in Thailand, father to 3 fantastic children, proud grandfather of 3, and now an Honorary Consul have all added to the rich tapestry of – ME.
These “musing” are my written reflections & thoughts, about life’s journey and experiences as a resident of Canada, Australia, & Thailand and as a well-travelled soul. I am convinced, (or at least pretty sure), that these journeys and the many new destinations I experienced have helped to shape my life and who I am. Being exposed to different cultures, traditions and people’s’ in multiple countries and their way’s of life has had a lasting and profound impact on me and the way I approach life today. These reflections involve some of my background stories and a way to preserve life memories and events while I can still recall them – already some of the detail seems to have escaped me.
I have always wanted to share what I believe has been a diverse and fortunate life – not grand or of immense notoriety, – but one that (in my view) was more than ordinary and extremely satisfying. My wanderings have provided a great framework for short stories & memoirs. This is for my family, friends and acquaintances around the world and internet users who just might, or maybe, want to know more about who I am or to remember these journeys with me – and as they say in Thailand, that’s – Up To You!
My Path; Reflections on the Journey
Below is an overview of that path, the memories and journey experiences that can be found on this website.
- My Early Years
- 14 RCMP Career Postings
- Family Life & many Travels Experiences
- Emigrating & Hill End
- Canberra & Sydney
- Australian Protective Service & Sydney Airport careers
- Family Life, Changes & Travel Experiences
- House building & gardens
- Settling in Chiangmai
- Early Travels & exploring
- Thai life Blog – for my updates
Browse the menu and explore site pages for reflections on these wanderings.
I hope you get some insight into my background or have a laugh, on me?
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Pictures of my tranquil Thailand environment