About Me

Male. Married. 3 Children. No Pets. Not partisan but do not agree with Conservative ideology.

Commenting on current affairs, welfare, politics, disability, IT, music, and life in general.

Hobbies and Interests: Listening to music, computer science, software, cooking, films, literature, writing, Twitter and spending time with my family.

I was lucky enough to be educated to degree level and to gain professional qualifications during my working life. Before my wife’s disability worsened, I worked around the UK in a number of industries, including computer science, software, engineering, banking and management consultancy.

Most significant thing about leaving world of work: It is amazing how you find out who your true friends really are – and discover the true nature of individuals.

I am now the full-time carer for my disabled wife and disabled child (and a husband, and a dad to two other children)

My “mottos”:

  • Life is tiring; but nobody said it was easy.
  • Be positive – in the boxing ring of life, it’s about what you do when you get knocked down.
  • Those whose lives are comparatively easy should consider themselves lucky.
  • To not help those who need help is to not help oneself – as one day you too might need help.
  • Reactions are just automatic thoughts, often emotionally-driven – they are NOT considered opinions.
  • There is no such thing as a “Self-made Man / Woman / Person”.

I have a disability myself, though it only affects me mildly.


3 comments on “About Me
  1. John says:

    Three Children, they must be a real boon in your difficult situation?

  2. I see your twitter comments daily, and just wish i could help in some way

  3. Gee says:

    would really love to speak with you, I am #gimpygee on twitter, also have progressive condition, and you seem like a great person to know 🙂 Does that sound is creepy as it looks?! Also I believe in solidarity, and if there’s anything I can do, please ask. I know it’s easy to learn not to ask, I’ve spent all my life until last year doing that, and I’ve seen disability rights and support accelerate into the realms of nearly getting there, to now plummeting back to the depths of the 60s. Not that I actually remember the 60s, I was a wee toddler then 😉

    Not always too keen on sending out personal messages to twitter, but that’s just my English reservation issues!

    And that’s a bloody ignorant comment, the one above mine – what the hell does it mean? I won’t swear on your very tidy blog, honest! Rapidly trying to stick words back in the mouth before they go down the microphone and into the dictation software and onto the web page…

    All the best John

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