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I was born on the island of Portsmouth on the south coast of Hampshire, England. I was brought up on the sprawling council estate called Paulsgrove, on the mainland just north of the island. It was created for World War II refugees from the bombed out Portsmouth. The Germans did a thorough job.
Paulsgrove was filled with misfits, dysfunctional families, violent teenagers and I had a view of the Isle of Wight from by bedroom window. I loved Paulsgrove till I was twelve.
I worked in the Royal Dockyard, Portsmouth as an electrical fitter. After meeting some teachers in one of the popular sixties folk clubs, I decided to be a teacher. I taught for two years and then became a residential social worker. I followed that by being a recording studio engineer and record producer but I went back to teaching as a computer studies lecturer. Shortly afterwards I moved from Portsmouth to London.
I became a computer programmer, computer maintenance engineer and website designer but also began writing and making short films.
I got married for the first time late, very late. However, it saved my life in many ways.
My purpose is now to use my energy type to make a positive difference in people's lives.