Category My Family

Touch (by Coplu, coplu.com)

Say it loud and clear. No regrets!

Today, Valentine’s Day, Coral (the wind beneath my wings) asks you to tell those close to you that you love them. It’s easy to dismiss Valentine’s Day as commercial hoo-haa.  There’s no doubt it’s a revenue earner for florists and chocolate manufacturers. Hopefully Valentine’s Day reminds us to take the time to tell those we […]

Coral de Crespigny  (Courtesy Richard de Crespigny)

Back Story – QF32 page 290 – Coral

Coral’s QF32 Many readers have picked up a glaring omission from my QF32 story.   It’s the story that should have been told by my wonderful wife Coral. Dad describes Coral as “formidable”, and I can understand that. To me she is the most beautiful girl on the planet. She is not just the “wind beneath my […]

Back Story QF32 p 016 & photos opposite p 135 – – Automation, Mechatronics

Alexander is studying Mechatronics Engineering (computers, electronics, mechanical) at a university in Sydney, Australia. Alex has a passion for things that work and fly.  He is fortunate to be entering the workplace when the world is being transformed in a remarkable environment of discovery and innovation.  In particular, robots are enabling improved capabilities and efficiencies […]

Back-story QF32 p 009 – War Stories – from School!

Having been free of world war for over 66 years, it’s understandable why some of the younger generations have sometimes taken our peaceful existence and secure lifestyle for granted.   But back in 1945 the world was a very different place and even the life of a school boy was exciting. Here is a story […]