A hobby I could not live without. Fresh air, no phone, no TV... what could be better?
I enjoy family life, and believe that my marriage and family come before anything else. Although I am now employed, I was Self Employed and running a reasonably successful business for many years, the pressure of being Self Employed puts a strain on family life which, as our children grew up, we could have done without.
I take a very keen interest in the environment, especially the animal and plant life.
I have been the Webmaster for Mary King British 3 Day Event Rider and Olympic Silver & Silver medal winner, the Salisbury Diocese and the Salisbury Cathedral web sites. Combined they make the largest Church related site on the Internet.
Walking (long and short distance)
... to mention but a few
- I have walked the Coast Path from Charminster in Dorset, to Lynmouth in North Devon via Lands End.
- I have also walked most of the Pennine Way
- and a great deal in the Lake District
I build, upgrade and repair my own and friends computers - as I am self taught I know both the Correct Terminology and also "non-techno-blabber" (plain English)
Driving and travelling
I am a good driver and, in the past have been qualified to Advanced Standard. I have held a licence to be a Department of Transport Driving Instructor and held an HGV Class 1 driving licence
I have sailed 3,500 miles in a Wayfarer Dinghy
I enjoy reading a selection of books, however, I do not seem to have too much time to do so at present
The artistic side of me is plainly visible in my web site design
I enjoy talking on the telephone, over the Internet and face to face. I am also used to public speaking.
I enjoy listening to music of all genres from folk to heavy rock. I have organised events with between 4 and 14 bands from across the country