Category Archive: Personal

“Computer games console me…” My personal history with computer games

  When I was younger I never used jumpers for goal posts, unless of course they were virtual.  I never spent much time on a football pitch unless it was in the latest… Continue reading

Memories of 9/11

  Some years back, there coin box ‘public’ telephones installed in all London Fire Stations. These were referred to as the ‘phone under the stairs’.  This was because most of the telephones could… Continue reading

The successful career as a cartoonist I never had.

Ever since I can remember I have doodled…and when I was too young to doodle I scribbled and even before that, I dribbled (actually that last one probably isn’t relevant…sorry).  This habit continued… Continue reading

Sometimes defeating ‘The Man’ just takes some patience and a tin of shoe polish.

  Some years ago, when I was still a Firefighter, I had a Governor (Line manager) who showed little tolerance for our station cleaner. In this particular blog this Governor will be playing… Continue reading

Being a Writer: How I became one and why I can never stop.

  Many years ago when I was a Firefighter based in East London I had an idea for a book.  It was an idea borne from my love of all things science fiction,… Continue reading