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

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    Some time last year I was channel hopping late in the evening and I came across an episode of 24, part way through. I’d heard great things about 24 so I watched the remainder of the episode. Suitably impressed, I added the whole 6 disc set of the first series to my Amazon DVD rental list and have been watching them at a rate of one a month ever since.

    This week, disc 6 (8pm to midnight) arrived, so last night I sat back with a bottle of wine to enjoy the climax of 6 months viewing. At about midnight I only had episode 24 left, so I made the decision to stay up extra late and see it through.

    As the concluding events unfolded I began first to get that feeling of deja vu, then the realisation that I knew what was coming next; this was the episode I’d watched 7 months ago. 23 and a half hours of television viewing climaxing in……a repeat.

    Sod it.

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