Amateur musician: bass player; guitarist; singer; songwriter.
Photographer. Poet. Traveller. Hiker. Rubbish skier. Unsuccessful glider pilot. Bird watcher. Reader. Theatre and cinema goer.
Great-grandfather (and grandfather, and so on). Husband (for the second time). Widower.
Retired lecturer in Information Systems. Used to be a National Park administrator, gardener, labourer, lab technician...
Instinctive social democrat. Lifelong Labour supporter.
Most of my more recent photographs are here. Includes virtually every photo I ever took of Wendy, and holidays, trips and hikes since about 2007; birds and animals from several continents; friends and family.
A few older photos (35mm scans) of trips to interesting parts of the world are here.
I've played bass in Jeweller's Eye for almost as long as I can recall. We're probably best described as folk-rock, but the influences are many and various. Here's the band's Facebook page.
I also play acoustic guitar and sing and write my own songs - one (Miss You, in memory of Wendy) is here (solo version), and here is the full band version (featuring Wendy's voice). Nothing else by me online at the moment, but everything changes, doesn't it?
In October 2007, my lovely wife Wendy died of secondary melanoma. She was just 62, and had only recently retired. I began writing this blog as a way of sharing memories with family and friends. Over the years it has evolved into more than just a record of her life and my grief at losing her.