A few words about myself. One moment I’m in my twenties, minding my own business, having fun, getting married, starting a family and all the normal trials and tribulations of life that most of us go through. Next thing I know, thirty odd years have passed me by and I’m 59, hair falling out, knackered, and consuming far too many prescription tablets, inhalers and all sorts of paraphenalia. More frequent hospital visits seem to be par for the course these days.
I’ve recently retired, not because I wanted to, but because I wasn’t well enough to carry on with the job I was doing, which was labour intensive in a major car plant. They have looked after me though, and so it is that I now embark on a new direction with my life. To be honest, I’m looking forward to the journey and one of the things I want to do is start this blog. I’m ‘tech savvy’ as they say, so together with my limited artistic skills, I’m sure I can put something together that will be of interest to others.
I enjoy being creative, playing my guitar, drawing, painting both traditional water colour and modern digital art, particularly portraits. My watercolour skills are not so good as my pencil ones, and I have to admit that I find nothing better than sitting down for half an hour and sketching away with a pencil, then reaching out for my guitar and having a ‘woodshedding’ moment. I love music too, all sorts, but my favourite will always be ‘The Blues’. I enjoy watching sport, although I was never very good at participating I still enjoy watching football and all the other major events, rugby world cup, Olympics …….