About Me

I was born in Luton, known for hat making, Vauxhall cars, London Luton Airport and a great football team who once beat Arsenal at Wembley in a Cup Final, currently languishing in non-league football for the 4th season. I moved to Edinburgh in 1990 and now live in Leith, Edinburgh's 'waterfront'.

Married for 24 years to Louise (who is on day release from Fife), I have 4 children: Holly (aged 28) who's studying medicine at Dundee University, William (aged 26) at the Army Foundation College, Harrogate, Alice (aged 23) and Maddie (aged 16).

We live in a 226 year old Georgian house which we are slowly renovating. We once had a note from an artist posted through the letterbox asking if our semi-derelict house was available to rent as studio space. Things have improved lately; the stonework has been repaired and we have shiny new railings. Just the inside to do now then.

Current CNPS score: 999


Header Image: Richard Bloomfield

Recent Comments

Flickr Photos

Google Reader Shared Items

    Shared Items

    Complimentary Scotsman

    My sister and her husband were in Edinburgh last week and it was nice to get to see them, albeit briefly. My brother-in-law has a high-flying executive position with a large computer organisation. If he won ‘The Apprentice‘ he would have to take a pay cut.

    Needless to say, they were staying in a very nice Country Club hotel on the outskirts of Edinburgh. My sister was particularly impressed with the offer of a complimentary Scotsman in her room in the morning. She asked if they wouldn’t mind waiting until after her husband had left for his business meeting.

    We managed to fit in a meal in The Compass on Friday night, followed by the compulsory visit to The Port O’Leith Bar. Just a wee taster though, an early evening fleeting visit, not the full dancing on the bar wildness. Next time maybe.

    They flew back to London Luton on Saturday, which is a particularly handy airport if you happen to live in Luton, although not for London as Gordon commented today.

    He refers to a project to find ‘the greatest words ever spoken’ which was organised by an organisation, ‘lutonfirst’, in Luton. The winning expression will be inscribed into the wall of the arrivals walk-way at London Luton.

    I don’t know why they didn’t just use ‘Were you truly wafted here from Paradise?‘. Or maybe they’re trying to shake off that image.

    Be Sociable, Share!

    Comments are closed.