I left home for the first time at the tender age of two. It wasn’t that I was unhappy or being badly treated, it was just that I had this overwhelming urge to explore the world. Most children who leave home run away; I could barely walk so my escape was somewhat slower. Needless to say, my mother managed to catch up with me before I had gone too far but it did her no good as the moment she turned her back, I was gone again. Apart from infuriating her, she was baffled; there was no Australian aboriginal blood in any of the family genealogy and none of the family before me had ever had such a wanderlust.