Author: David

My national identity s somewhat confused. Born in Fiji, I grew up in Australia from age 3, but lived for periods in both England and USA before I left school. Studied at University of Sydney, and became a doctor, worked in Christian missions on and off over the years, have ended up in general practice. Married a Swede, Maria, and we have three children, who are all adults now and all studying at university. We have also lived in Sweden for some ten years but at this stage of our lives find ourselves back in Australia, but for how long, who knows...

The cross on Carrauntoohil

On my recent trip to Ireland, to the land of my ancestors, I climbed to the top of Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntoohil, with my friends Simon and Michelle, who make their home these days in Dublin. It was a four hour hike, all uphill, from … Continue reading The cross on Carrauntoohil


Old house on The Kerry Way My friend Simon had graciously offered to come with me on a family history tour of some of the sites of my ancestors’s lives in County Kerry, in Ireland. We had been walking in the mountains of Kerry for … Continue reading Dromore