About me

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 …….

I'd love to hear from you

  • dunelight
    November 17, 2018

    Oh my, I just went through over half your Vlogs. Yes! Cows are aDORable! Sheep drive me insane although they are cute (and tasty ) as lambs.

    Your front gardens…make my heart swell…the green, the daffodils, that amazing bird song…I can understand why you moved. I need my great Lakes, my inland seas, beaches, kayaks, sail boats etc but I love my garden. I love birdsong, green grass, bright yellow…so nice.

    Rhubarb makes the world go round. We leave on a seasonally busy road (We are so close to the beach you hear the waves.) and last year I started setting out rhubarb starts, there where the cars pass and spray salt in the winter and exhaust in the summer. I have been feeding the rhubarb with cow manure and soil. Here’s hoping next spring the rhubarb feeds us! We are quite addicted to a rhubarb sour cream pie that gives you reason to get out of bed in the morning.

    I do enjoy your V logs.

    • admin
      November 18, 2018

      Thank you so much, dunelight I’m really pleased you like them and have taken the time to say so. Hopefully, I’ll make some more soon.

  • Mystic Dee
    January 29, 2019

    Live begins again at 60.

    • admin
      January 29, 2019

      It certainly does 😀

  • johnsonann1939
    June 26, 2019

    Yes, where did the time go…maybe it is trapped somewhere within us waiting for the right moment to fly out and scream “boo” When the calendar flipped over and over I found myself “retired”. I love it, I fill my days with poetry, short-stories, novella’s and daily journaling. I paint in watercolors and acrylics. You are on the right track, luck with all your endeavors, and just “live”. E.

    • admin
      June 26, 2019

      Thank you, Ann and you’re right, just live, but appreciate all that we have. 🙂

  • Thewayfarer
    July 27, 2019

    Heya..! I hope you are doing great, and everything is going amazing on your end… Today I wanted to take sometime and – THANK YOU…! For visiting my blog and engaging on my posts ( http://www.theinspirationalbeing.com – Diary that Speaks)….!

    I know I don’t engage more on your posts, but I do acknowledge your presence on my blog..! It was a good read about you…! and also I would love to know what topics you love to read on my blog, so I can share it more frequently..!

    I hope your time is utilized at the best, on my blog..! Have a great day ahead..!

    Abdul Gani Punjabi

    • admin
      July 27, 2019

      Hi, you’re welcome. I don’t really go into what I read or like. If I see something and like it, that’s it.

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