Born in Droitwich, UK, I am a retired manufacturing engineer with over forty years' experience in the automotive industry. During the last twenty-five years of service, while working on overseas manufacturing projects, I travelled extensively to Russia, Asia, the Far East, Africa, and Europe. Meeting and working with a rich mix of wonderful people made my working life an absolute pleasure and has given me so many treasured memories and experiences which have been utilised in this work. Back home, I enjoy sports such as football, cricket and rugby and am currently a keen and active golfer. I have a fantastic, supportive and loving family and have been happily married for nearly twenty years.