These are some of the stories of my life ? just your average Englishman (pommie) ? beginning from birth, childhood, schooldays, adolescence and then service life with its world travels, through to leaving the Royal Air Force and England to re-unite with my family in Australia after almost five years. It continues on with my life and travels again during and after my (officially) 21 years of marriage to an Australian lady and my 34 years of residency, citizenship and family life there? This book is a presentation of my true-life experiences and was mainly written in stages and in many countries over the years (1967 ? 2014). It is compiled in short-story, poetry and travelling diary formats, with images supplied, and includes light-hearted and humorous events in my life as well as the serious side. Riding life?s roller-coaster comes much easier with a good sense of humour.