This autobiography seizes the past seventy years by the scruff of the neck and nostalgically frolics down memory lane in South Africa, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and England. Plentifully laced with humour, possessing a warmth of love for humanity, spiced with a wide ranging set of anecdotes, it encompasses the free range days of living in southern Africa. Whilst fi lled with the nuances and aromas of that continent, it expresses the joy of life and a ceaseless zest for living, set against an ever changing, diverse backdrop of the military, education, and retail. It dwells within a wide panorama of loving family and friends, and it touches on spirituality, philosophy, history, theatre, and travel whilst off ering several messages to its readers. It resonates with the assorted emotions that make humans so fascinating. Th is story line compels one to recall past experiences, both happy and sad memories, and above all, it off ers a beacon of steadfast hope.