I was born and raised in Leicester, England, on 30th November 1949. I had a childhood with freedom rarely seen these days. Roaming fields and woods, normally alone, developed an interest in wildlife. Ironically this often involved blasting away at it with either a 410 scatter gun, air rifle or pistol.

I was fortunate enough to study Graphic Design at art school during the late 1960's, with all the drugs, sex and Rock & Roll to be had in those times.

1970 saw me start a career in advertising. Based in and around the agencies of the west end, London. Over the years I have worked on many different and varied kinds of accounts.

I am now retired. But, I enjoy singing with Wareham Whalers shanty crew. I am a member of Wareham Court Leet, Purbeck Mummers, Purbeck Independent Simpleton's Society (P.I.S.S.) and getting involved with local community events. Also, I still like messing about with websites.

I suffer with an hereditary condition called Essential Tremor, a nerve disorder characterized by uncontrollable shaking, or "tremors," in different parts of the body. Areas affected often include the hands, arms, head, larynx (voice box). The lower body is rarely affected. ET is not a life-threatening disorder. Most people are able to live normal lives with this condition although we may find everyday activities like eating, dressing, or writing difficult. Basically it has been a pain in the arse for all of my conscious life.

This site is a bit of an indulgence. But I hope that some people may find it of interest. Please look around and see what you think.
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