Hi everyone. I hope our members and visitors are finding this new web site interesting and useful. Keep watching the various pages/posts as I am hopeful the content will grow over the coming months.
As you can see I am not by birth a Eurasian, but I sure do feel like one. I was born in Caterham, Surrey, England a few years before TV’s existed, radios were our main source of evening entertainment.
I married my soul mate Ann (nee Sequerah) way back in 1971. Ann is from Malacca.
We have two great kids Audrey & Alister and they are breeding their own thick and fast. Great fun being a granddad I can assure you.
I have for most of my life been mixed up with aircraft (Aeroplanes and helicopters) of one type/shape/size or another. Indeed so have my two older brothers Bill & Richard and my Dad. I now run my own aviation consultancy business, working from home. For those that are interested take a look at my web site www.ptaaus.com.au If you are thinking of buying that new jet, see me first, you will save money. Do you have any children or grandchildren that might be interested in aviation. Get them to drop me an email or call and I will see if I can help them with their dreams.
My family and I have traveled a fair bit. UK, Europe, Asia, Sabah (Climbed Mt Kinabalu in 1980), America and of course all around Australia. Mostly paid for by someone else (The only way to travel!). We do of course now live in Perth. In my opinion one of the best cities in Australia, if not the world. Sure its not big like Sydney or KL but what it lacks in size it makes up for in many other ways. Heh! and don’t forget no-one is forced to stay here, we have an open door policy in both directions.
One of the most important things in life in my opinion is family. This includes ones extended family. I include many AEAWA members in this group.
I am so lucky to have a wife who can cook up a storm with ease. How did I ever exist on boiled cabbage and toad in the hole?
Now I get the best that Eurasians can cook just about every night. Well that’s not strictly true, we do eat out a fair bit, but you guest it, mostly Asian food. In fact from time to time I just love a simple “Beans on toast” dinner.
I have over the years been involved in several areas of our association: Secretary for a few years, Santa off and on (Blow up suite puts a whole new dimension on sweating – trust me), publishing newsletters, MC at dances etc. When we can get to them I enjoy the great Sunday lunches. Golf and other outings are also good fun. A great bunch of people to mix with. Thanks for putting up with me.