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Mike BOLSTRIDGE

Profile Updated: May 16, 2018
Residing In:
Sheffield Beach, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
Spouse/Partner:
Suzanne
Occupation:
Currently retired and offering consulting services to the dairy and fruit juice producing industries.
Children:
Cindy 1974 - 2 granddaughters, Rachel now 13 and Emma 10.
Louise 1981 - Our first grandson Stirling More…Michael was born on 6 Feb 2015 in Wimbledon, UK. Second grandson Fletcher David born on 31 July 2016. Third grandson Cooper Judd born on 19 April 2018.
Military Service:
Not balloted
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Loving our new home in Brettenwood Coastal Estate, Sheffield Beach on N coast of KZN. Amazing birds and wildlife in abundance.
Learned to play bridge and joined East Coast Masters Swimming Club. Enjoying the "competitive" side of swimming once again!

School Story:

Spent 17 years teaching, starting with a few years teaching Biology and Science at DHS! Then moved to the Technikon where I became Head of the Dept of Microbiology.
Joined Tetra Pak in 1990 and have been with them since then, including a spell of 16 years abroad, living in Sweden for 5 years and USA for 11 years.
Update (4/10/15) - Been retired since December 2014 and enjoying the change in lifestyle. The consulting business is slow but always interesting and challenging. Just returned from a trip to Kenya consulting for my old company, Tetra Pak, and followed this up with a videoconference this past week.
Have taken up competitive swimming again with a Masters group.

Which teacher made the greatest impact on you in your time at DHS, and why do you say this?

Les Theobald, Geoff Chater - both great intellects and loved Geoff's quirky sense of humour. Norman Lucas my favourite science teacher, also a great sense of humour.

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

Am in touch with Peter Sacks who is a professor of English at Harvard University in the US. He is also a very successful artist as well and recentlyly had an exhibition of his work on in New York.
Have kept in touch with Ant Hay-Buchanan and Andy Macgregor and a few others via Facebook and Francois Everson via this excellent site. See Pete Wilson occasionally.
I also see Mike Mun-Gavin, Denzil Andrews, Geoff Caruth, Nigel Hollis, Stan Coffey, Graham Morrison, Jeffrey Fivelman and Graham Raubenheimer regularly for lunch.

How do you relax?

Swimming training with friends and my wife, Sue who also swims really well. We also love walking and being in the outdoors. and walking and looking forward to hanging out with my granddaughters when back in SA in December. Also love spending time with our grandkids. We now have 5 grandchildren, 2 girls in SA and 3 boys on the U.K. We are truly blessed!

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Thanks Cedric. Change of email address is noted. Hope all is going well for you guys and life down under is good?!

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