Tomorrow is our grandson’s birthday – he will be 2 years old.

In a couple of weeks time I will be 70 years old.

The circle of life continues. Young Hamish has his whole life ahead of him. He has so much to look forward to. He has a loving family, he will have myriad opportunities, and he will be making his way in a world full of change and promise.

I can still remember rationing in the UK, I can remember life without TV, without central heating, without a telephone, without a family car. What did we ever do without the internet?

So much has happened in the world since I was a child the mind boggles when one thinks about it. What will the world be like when Hamish is 70?


Speculating can be fun, but practically impossible to imagine – such has been the pace of change since I was born. The important thing to recognise, though, is that life is a circle. We are born, we live life, we grow older, we die.


That is the fact of life, a fact we need to embrace. The next generation is for the future.

Young Hamish will have a great birthday, and hopefully, a great life.



About dallanWA

Born post war Britain 1947, educated in UK, Masters degree in Education from University of Nottingham. Worked as an Educator and Manager UK, USA, Hong Kong. Lived in UK, USA, Hong Kong, Thailand, and now in Western Australia
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