Born in Yorkshire in the UK (home of modest folks). My parents moved me to Lancashire at an early age. I didn’t enjoy school (hence the poor grammar that some of you have undoubtedly picked up on), I didn’t excel at sport, and for that matter, not many other subjects.
I coasted around, not fully knowing what I wanted to do in life. I worked as an apprentice gardener, forestry worker, shop assistant, etc. Then I had a Sliding Doors Moment and ended up working as a nursing auxiliary in an acute learning disabilities hospital. I’d never considered a career in health and social care. However, I got a taste for it and realised that I needed to go back into education if I wanted to advance in my career path.
Outside of work, I’m very much in love with my wife. I’ve two sons, one of whom is married. I’ve recently welcomed a granddaughter to the family. The other member of my immediate family is my lovable rogue of a dog. I enjoy fine foods, gardening (which is my therapy), and politics. I’m often described as a lefty-woolly liberal, but I take that as a compliment (even if it’s not meant to be).
This blog is just about me, trying to improve my physical and mental wellbeing. I hope you enjoy reading it.