Where it all began..
I was born in Seymour, in central Victoria in June 1960. My father was in the army and posted at Site 18 just out of town where he had met my mother some 5 years earlier - she being the daughter of his army Captain. I have two big sisters Lynette & Jenny and some 13 years later lost my title as "Baby of the Family" when my baby brother arrived as a very big suprise to everyone. With Dad in the army we were transfered about every 2 years in and out of state so my travel years began very early on - by the age of 4 I had already lived in 3 states in Australia. We spent a lot of my childhood in Seymour where we returned each time to my gransparents place when Dad was transfered overseas firstly as part of the South Pacific Peace Keeping Corp to Bourgainville in New Guinea and later to Vietnam. Living in Victoria itself gave us some great opportunities to travel on weekends sometime up to the high country and the snow fields and even over the border into NSW just for a picnic lunch. We spent 2 years in Adelaide where dad was based and on any long weekends we would travel back to Victoria to visit my Grandparents or meet them half way sometime in places like Port McDonald. Travel to all of us was such an adventure and mum and dad would make it all so exciting for us along the way so we never got bored or grumpy with the hours we would spend in the car - there were alway singalongs, "I Spy" and if we were really lucky dad would recite "A letter etched in Black" or "The Highway Man" which we all thought were incredibly exciting - I had visions of a wonderful life as a bushranger or such when I was about 4 years old!!!