Publisher: Golden Dawn Publishing (NZ)
Series: An Open Book
Publication Date: January 12, 2019
Binding: Kobo eBook
DIARY OF A ROLLING STONE and HOW I HAVE JUST THROWN A DOUBLE SIX TO START A NEW STABLE LIFE.
I’m gonna write "till I drop!”
If my doctor told me I only had an hour to live, then I'd just type a little faster!
"Watching children grow
is like threatening the ivy to climb the garden wall.
You wait for it to happen,
you hurry it along with love.
But still you're disappointed
at giving someone life enough to walk off on your own
and not be carried in your arms.
You never turn your back –
and yet one day they've grown apart or taller.
It's all the same.
Polly put the kettle on,
we'll all have tea.
Giving love to children has made us older overnight.
- Rod McKune
Dedicated to my dear family.
"I love you in the very special way that I've written about in these pages."
I don't know why "the hell" (oops, er, sorry) I am writing this story of my life; because probably nobody will believe it, but my friends (who are a motley collection of out of the ordinary crazy individuals, as opposed to my dear wife's rather "straight-laced" friends) have suggested that this account of my life could be a “best seller” (hyperbole - big word, eh!). We shall see! Dream on, “sonny boy”!
I am writing these first words on a Jumbo jet bound for New Zealand... and who knows what! I am a 39 year old male, who has been working in Cape Town as the Life Manager of a dynamic insurance brokerage, marking time to join my wife, M and twin sons, G and S in New Zealand. They have gone there 6 weeks ago on our second immigration to NZ (4th actually in 4 years...so we have had plenty of practice runs). We are going there for a dull stable life of bottling jams, pickling bums, er sorry buns and especially picking noses and endless cups of tea (as my dear mother says, ...