So what is there to know?
I'm just an ordinary bloke. You'd pass me in the street without noticing me as I have no distinguishing features apart from being over six foot tall, with a grey beard, usually with a pipe stuck in my gob and with a dog at my feet.
I live up in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland, with Herself and the dog. It's a peaceful spot and that's the way I like it.
I'm getting on in years, having retired some time ago. I used to work in RTE, the National Broadcaster, but quite honestly that is an aspect of my life I would rather forget.
I started writing stuff on this site way back in October 2006. I don't know why I started this writing lark and even more baffling – I don't know why I continue. It has been a bit of a roller-coaster ride though, with awards, a book and several radio and newspaper interviews.
Maybe my likes and dislikes will give a better picture of me?
- Herself, the dog, my daughter and grandchildren [but not necessarily in that order]
- My garden
- Supping cups of coffee outside my local coffee shop on a Summers day
- Walking in the woods
- Listening to good music
- The odd pint of stout
- Baiting tourists
- And of course a good book
- Txt-speak and the Twitter generation
- The law
- My Former Employers
- The Government [weapons of mass corruption]
- The Nanny/Bully State
- The EU