This remained with a tempting little link at the top of my blog, but still with the following (for-deletion) wording for a whole year:
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Finally I realised that some people were actually visiting the post, and probably cursing roundly, so I thought I’d better add a bit:
26th May 2011
(and updated slightly on 14th April 2015)
About me …? Well, it’s all about me, isn’t it? 🙂
Happily married for over fifty years with two daughters and four grandchildren, I am a retired banker now running a small CC selling hazard detecting equipment and hygiene equipment. Mainly, though, I write fantasy novels, do freelance copy-editing, and compose very old-fashioned classical music, mainly sonatas for piano or violin and piano, but with a couple of symphonies thrown in. I like the recorder, and am now writing a second trio for alto recorder, piano and violin. The instruments I can produce some sounds on which don’t have everyone blocking their ears are piano, violin, clarinet, harmonica, and – of course – the range of recorders from sopranino to bass.
I am a garden judge, and a Board and Life Member of our local Horticultural Society (Est 1903) and their Webmaster. I am slave to a number of dogs and a cat (at one stage 13 of those!), and a nature lover. Living for over thirty years on the edge of that pond called the Indian Ocean, with a little chunk of beach and dune forest to call my own, gave me some handy nature to love, and after having to give that home up with much lamentation I am still close by enough to have handy sea and dune views and access.
I enjoy sailing, and riding horses and mountain bikes, and have a fascination for clambering around deep holes in the ground.
Be duly warned that I have an overdeveloped sense of humour which often places severe strain on that of others.