I am fortunate enough to live on the coast at Clevedon which is just south of Bristol, the main city in the South West of the UK.
The coastal scenery around here is beautiful and the seascapes are fascinating, inspiring and constantly changing.
I am married, and have been for 30 years, my wife is a barrister, senior lecturer and author.
I have 2 grown up children: a daughter who is training to be a clinical psychologist and a son who is in the hospitality business.
Oh, and a black laborador as well.
Most memorable recent experience?
Seeing and hearing Robert Plant playing a gig in a small 400 seater Bristol club a couple of years ago. Except there weren't any seats!
Last time before that I saw him live was at Glastonbury festival, with Jimmy Page (as Page and Plant), playing to a crowd of 85,000 people - doing the full "rock god" thing and blowing just about every other band and artist off the stage.
At the Bristol gig he was humble, human, witty and extremely entertaining with his between-songs banter. His singing wasn't bad either!
High spot of the gig was at the end when he and the band did a 20 minute medley based around "Whole Lotta Love". I have to say I never thought I'd see and hear that again and from a distance of about 30 feet away. It nearly brought a tear to an old man's eye... mine not his!
Can you spare 10 minutes to relax?
If you'd heard enough about me now you can skip to my business profile below. Alternatively, check out the slide show below of the Clevedon and area coastal scenery. Click on the full screen setting for best viewing experience. And if you're listening to the music (and have 10 minutes)- set "options" on the Flickr slide show to "slow".
If you click on the MP3 player below the slide show you can hear a sound track I've put together comprising:
~ The Matrix - "Clubbed to Death" gently mixed into segments of
~ Pavrotti -"Nessun Dorma", closely followed by
~ Dishwalla's "Angels or Devils" and wrapping up with
~ "Let's Pretend" a sweet little number by former Yes men collaborating as Anderson-Wakeman-Bruford-Howe.
So, if you've got a spare 10 minutes - pour yourself a nice glass of wine, loosen your collar, put your feet up, forget about change management for a while, kick-back and relax. Enjoy!
Temples in Chiang Mai
I visited Thailand in December 2010, here are some pictures of the amazing temples in and around Chiang Mai.