Before I write anything else, these are difficult times and I am grateful that I was able to travel before the times of this CORVID pandemic. For those people who are missing holidays right now, yes, I feel your sadness. Stay safe, everyone…….
I really don’t like writing about myself, but if you’ve found this site and gone all the way through to this page, I guess I owe you that.
I have asked myself if I’ve built this site to boast about all the places in the world I’ve been to and that I’ve been able to fly first class and by private jet. Or maybe I’m just proud of the pictures I’ve taken and that I just want to share them with other people. Or maybe it’s about both of those reasons.
And, I suppose I’m proud of being successful enough in my life to have flown first class about 60 times, at my expense, (not paid for by any company) and stayed in some iconic hotels around the world.
I’m proud to have achieved being a senior manager in a multinational telecommunications company, of having the professional qualifications MBA, MIM, I.Eng., MIEIE. And I’m proud to have been married (and divorced) to two beautiful girls.
But the thing I’m most proud of is to have had a wonderful, highly intelligent, beautiful friend. Her initials are LK and I truly love her as a friend. I won’t include a picture of her here in case she minds, but she is incredibly beautiful and a really, really wonderful person. She has brought the happiness of a wonderful friendship to my life that I never expected to have.
I’m certain that some people, reading this, will think of me as arrogant and having spent money on myself that could have gone to charities to benefit less fortunate people - and that might have some truth and reason.
Anyway, I hope some of the people who visit this site, at least like at least a few of the pictures I’ve taken from around the world.
If anyone is interested, here are some pictures of places that I’ve lived and the views around them…..
And, here is a picture of one of the great loves of my life. My wonderful cat Sophie. She was loyal and such a great friend and companion to me. And, even better than all of that, was that she hated Sarah, my second ex-wife. Sophie lived a very long and happy life, and I still miss her. Here she is:-
Sunrise, September 2020, from where I live.
Just before sunrise, with Venus to the right side of the image, another rainbow and a fire-sky.
Spring, 2021, including some of my neighbours
Sunrises autumn 2021. Yet, somehow, I’m still here.
Congratulations to my hero, Sir Lewis Hamilton on becoming a Formula 1 seven times world champion in 2020 and knighted in the 2021 New Year Honours list.
And, this day 8 May 2021, congratulations to Sir Lewis Hamilton on his 100th Formula 1 pole positions. and 100 F1 wins as at 26 Sept 2021. Truly amazing.
Rest in peace Captain Sir Tom Moore, a wonderful and inspiring man.
Rest in peace Murray Walker, legendary F1 commentator who died aged 97 in March 2021.
The Duke of Edinburgh. RIP Sir.
It’s such a sad day, today, the 18th August 2021, the day that I heard that my favourite comedian Sean Lock has died. A comedian’s comedian and a wonderful person. Yes, Rest in Peace, but why do the best people die so young?
To anyone not familiar with Sean Lock’s comedy, here is a link to a YouTube video with some of his work. (The YouTube site will open in a new window).