0–4:Father remembers me watching a lot of television and rushing into the kitchen to share the news of the Kennedy election in the fall of 1960’. Had begun to read a little as would mention Disney Walt; which was in the index of the “Children’s encyclopaedia Britannica” my father had bought. Wouldn’t go to bed early . Had to have one of my parents with me till I fell asleep . Tended to wake up with nightmares.
My sister related,in letter for my assessment, that my parents had told her that from the age of about 4 I started to become more quiet and perhaps withdrawn.
5-8: School in Bangkok voiced concerns . Was tested at Gt Ormond street c1962/63 for what we now call cerebral palsy .Result was negative . Alternatives weren’t explored . My parents didn’t pursue the matter further . Stuttered a bit . Was not too well coordinated .Did well academically.
8-13: Started at prep school. Wet the bed for most of the next couple of years . Described as poorly coordinated and bad at drawing and writing . On hindsight I must’ve come over as odd to the other boys as was told I was the ‘missing link’ . Started well academically but that took a nose dive when I was 9.5 and developed mumps on the flight back to school for the summer term 1966 . Around age of 11 had handwriting lessons . Around age of 12 insoles were made for my feet as had high instep and flat feet. Headmaster’s wife had me do exercises for my feet.