Salute to… Category
Hats Off to Clayton!
Posted on September 11, 2013 4 Comments
[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] Over the years I’ve bought several model kits but sadly never got around to finding the time to build them – and in the end I gave them away. Perhaps this is something […]
In Praise of Pies
Posted on July 22, 2013 7 Comments
Reminiscing about the good old days with a former shipmate recently I recalled returning to our ship in the wee hours and stopping to grab a meat pie from “Harry’s Cafe de Wheels”, not far from the Woolloomooloo dockyard, Sydney. He told me that so popular with the navy did this eatery become that in […]
The Kydd ships brought to life
Posted on July 15, 2013 Leave a Comment
[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] The renowned maritime artist Geoff Hunt RSMA was commissioned to paint original artwork for the covers of the first nine books in the Kydd series. Each featured one of Kydd’s ships, superbly represented. […]
Pass the port, shipmate!
Posted on July 15, 2013 2 Comments
[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] I’ve been to a goodly number of formal navy dinners in my time. But why are the port and madeira decanters always passed to the left at the end of the meal? There’s […]
Penguins rule okay!
Posted on July 15, 2013 1 Comment
A hopeless cat lover, I also have a weakness for penguins. Why so? 1. To me, no other creature looks so at home in Neptune’s Realm, virtually flying through the water with such grace 2. Tux the penguin is the symbol of LINUX, of which I’m a dedicated fan 3. A famous book publishing house […]