To my wonderful wife– who’s selfless love is beyond words and
expression. You are my best friend and lover. You are all that I am.
Her name is Marlene. She is an inspiration to both men and woman. Her
motives are selfless. Most of those who give, do it knowing they will
receive internal rewards and external praise. But she gives as the
immortals do, seeing beyond the temporal.
Judy once told her sister that she became a teacher because it was a profession that offered and adequate income yet gave her the summers off. However we know she stayed with it because she cared so much for all the children. Judy gave more than her expertise. She gave her love. All children were cherished.
One of Australia's most famous aviators, Nancy-Bird Walton, died on January 13, at the age of 93.
In October 2008, Qantas named an aircraft after this amazing woman and aviator.
Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce described Walton as a "trailblazer for Australian women pilots and an inspirational figure in Australian aviation."
In her remarks at the A380 naming ceremony Walton said: "Qantas announced that they would name this magnificent aircraft after me on my 90th birthday nearly three years ago. And i made it my business to stay alive until today's ceremony. And I've made it! I've made it."
I’ve been collecting notes for a memoir of my childhood growing up in
Malaysia and my coming of age in England.
I got to thinking about all
the people who have been in my life. Some of them, like my family, are
a part of me and others, like friends and my partner, have become an
important part of my life. Others have come and gone or just passed
through. But many have left something behind - curious legacies that,
taken together, make up the fabric of who I am.
In these notes, I write
about some of these curious legacies. Today: My Grandmother’ Recipe for
Soy Sauce Chicken