Kangaroo Hops

The idea of it, filled me with excitement.  “Yes, I’m serious, mate” he added.  “I can supervise trainees and so this is no different.  I guess I should run it by my Boss, but I know you’ll do just fine.  I trust you and I know you’ll be okay”.  I wondered whether this meant he…

My Mexican Adventure: Part 3

Gunfire in the Jungle! Olive and Blossom were two very characterful women.  They explained to me that they had been life-long friends.  They had never married and had lived together as companions since they were in their twenties.  My instincts (gaydar!) suggested that these two striking and confident women, with neatly trimmed and greying hair, were probably…

My Mexican Adventure: Part 2

A Golden Friendship. Cancun in 1996, by any stretch of imagination, was not Mexico.  Cancun, in appearance, was the United States of America.  Although the market has opened up a lot to the ‘average’ traveller, since my visit there in 1996, I am sure that Cancun is still very much the playground of the rich USA…

My Mexican Adventure: Part 1

When Paradise Calls. It was May 1996.  I was twenty-four going on twenty-five years of age.  John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and I felt like I had my whole life ahead of me.  I had spent half of January and pretty much all of February in Australia.  That was an…