Born October 1958 (Eighth of Ten) in Melbourne Australia and went through school at local Primary and High Schools. Straight onto RMIT to study Accounting in 1977. My father passed away in 1979 (in my second last year) and I graduated in 1981. Worked as an Assistant Accountant at Dunlop Olympic Tyres from late 1980. In 1981 started dating my now wife Kerry until we moved out together in late 1982. 1983 saw me leaving my employment and with Kerry departing Australia for eighteen months to travel. We went through the then USSR (which is the basis of my next book after 'One Puddle Too Many') via the 'Trans Siberian' Railway and onto London. Then onto Mandello Del Lario (in Northern Italy) where we picked up our new Moto Guzzi Motorcycle which was our base for travelling around Europe for the next twelve months. After five months we used London as a base (we had to work to obtain more funds) and it was in the time when London would embrace Australian Trained Accountants.
Further travels included a bus around Ireland, train travel through The Nederland's, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, West Germany and Greece where we flew back to Australia via Singapore.
Kerry and I married in 1985 and our first child was born in August, 1986. Life was 'normal' living in a northern suburb of Melbourne and in 1989 our second son was born to which the book 'One Puddle Too Many' is based on. Since Ashley's death, Kerry and I have travelled further in 2012 (Japan, North West USA, Iceland, London and Kuala Lumper) and in 2015 (Rio, Las Vegas, etc).