I was born in Newport, South Wales in 1951. My junior school was very traditional with iron bound desks and the ever present threat of being wacked by a ruler on the back of the legs, then my senior school was a complete contrast. It was one of the first ever comprehensive schools in the UK. Boys and girls mixed together, seven or eight classes in each year ranging from the ‘grammar stream’ down to ‘remedial’. From there I went on to university, graduating at Bath with an honours degree in engineering in 1973.
I worked as an engineer, mostly as a designer, for the next 10 years, and then moved over to computer sales. I now run my own business, working from home selling IT security technology to medium and large sized businesses.
My hobbies have included sailing, scuba diving, and amateur dramatics, plus I was a school governor for over twelve years. I am married and have two children, and two grandsons.
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A Nice Quiet Life
by Alfred H Burlinson
This is the life story of my grandfather. He was an Engineer, and Engineering Officer in the Merchant Navy, from 1908 to 1945. The book describes a lifetime of adventure, the hardship and joy on all of the different ships he sailed. From grand liners to rusty hulks, he survived two world wars, the depression of the nineteen thirties, and even took his family with him to sea.
Mars and the Hidden Planet
by Rob Chicken
An action packed tale of two spaceships returning to the Hidden Planet. An ice cloud in space. A storm on the Planet. A stowaway is discovered, a murder is committed, and there's plenty more!
The Hidden Planet
by Rob Chicken
Scientists have calculated that there is something directly behind the sun, orbiting at the same speed as the Earth and therefore always invisible to all scientific instruments. Two satellites, then a manned space ship are sent out discover what is there but none of them return. In their last message, the manned ship reports seeing a blue planet. This is the story of their rescue.
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