Friends & Family

Friends & Family


Maria, my wife was a retired Community Nursing Sister having worked on the District for over 30 years.

I have two step-children from Maria's first marriage (her first husband was killed).  At the time, being in my 20's, it didn't seem a big deal, although it is a huge responsibility.  Now some 50 years later, I am even more aware of the responsibility and I just hope that I haven't disappointed them too much!  They are both now grown up.  Simon was a Marine Chief Engineer working for P. & O. Ferries, but decided to give that all up and took up full time tennis coaching.  Unfortunately, he had a serious accident (was run over by a lorry in the Ukraine) and is now back living in Surrey .  He has made really good progress with his injury and has even played a bit of tennis!  Amanda is a Sister at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent.  She has adult children, a boy (Alex) and a girl (Katherine).  Both of them are now working for Local Aurthorities.

My daughter, Ruth used to be secondary school teacher (teaching A Level Geography as well as Mathematics) but is now working as Company Secretary in their  I.T. Business.  They have been partners for many years.  He is a thoroughly nice guy who at one stage, took his Private Pilot's Licence on helicopters and has taken me up for a "spin" in the past.  GREAT!

The photo is of Ruth in Cornwall.

Ruth, my daughter

There are more pictures on my "Photos" Page

Pictures of My


  • Dogs
  • Gardening
  • A Good Book
  • Mozart
  • Beethoven
  • Elvis Presley
  • Astronomy & Science

and Dislikes

  • Wasps (Not keen on Spiders)
  • Cats fouling my garden!
  • Unexpected Bills!

Sullivan, my last Dog