Stories and Musings
About the Book
This is a collection of short narratives of some of my life’s encounters with people, both socially and in sports events. Life cannot exist without food and drink and so naturally, a few stories on bread, cheese and the amber nectar get an airing as well as my favorite pub. Work and play feature greatly in our lives and I have included some of my contributions, hopefully positive ones, from my life’s travails. For most people their pets are very important to their well being so our now deceased, but amazing Silly Billy the cat, gets his own story. The reader can select a story in the order that catchers their interest. Enjoy.
About the Author
Born in Dublin, Ireland, I spent my early years on a farm with my grandmother and took on responsibilities way beyond my age. I emigrated to London just in time to join the social and cultural changes that were sweeping away post war austerity. I gained a Masters Degree in Nuclear Physics at London University and was President of the University Debating Society. Education, politics and sport were, and still are, my main interests. I have taught in state schools and in some of the national leading independent schools and held senior management positions. Sport including football, squash and tennis has kept me busy but underpinning these activities has been my marathon running for over 35 years in 30 countries for various charities. Fundamental to my life has been my wider family. My Norwegian wife’s extended family and contacts as a foreign languages teacher opened up social contact and discourse with the wider European and Global families of nations. I have written articles on several science topics including Nuclear Power Safety and Solar Energy as well as a Memoir and Marathon Adventures books. My Books: 1. Life’s Lessons Learnt From Irish Bohareens to London streets to the Temples of Learning 2. Marathon Adventures across Europe and Beyond.