I’m retired, a grumpy optimist, writer, shallow humourist.
.I retired from a proper job in 2006 only to take up menial employment running a B&B with my wife, Irene.
Those experiences are recounted in ‘Ten Commandments For Bed and Breakfast Guests’ - ‘A Glimpse of Life on the Other Side of the Pinny’ - my first book.
Before retirement, my ‘career’ looks like it was cobbled together from a few different CVs - clerk, slightly more senior clerk, top notch clerk, Personnel Director before they downgraded the name to Human Resources, Advertising and Marketing Director, Partner in a management training outfit.
I have written a number of short stories and non-fiction articles some of which have been published, and I’m planning to corral some of the better ones into an anthology.
I am also working on a novel that is a humorous ‘whodunnit’, a genre not often seen, probably for good reason.
The lessons learned from running a B&B suggested a set of house rules - the Ten Commandments - that could be pinned to every bedroom door.
This book records the unpredictable, often bizarre, people and events that were encountered when David and Irene opened their doors to strangers, aka 'guests', from the Swedish Mother-in-Law, exploding shower screens, to a variety of bedroom encounters