I used to work at the University of Liverpool as the Head of Business Systems, developing business intelligence and application solutions across all of the key areas of student, research, human resource, and finance. You can still see a video of one of the last projects I was involved in.  Sometimes I miss it, but mainly for all of the special people I worked with for over thirty years.

But then life took a different direction and I trained as a Lay Minister with the Church of England after three years of study at the Church of the Good Shepherd on the Wirral.

Then another turn and I now have the demanding but satisfying role of grandfather to four children.

Alongside all of those I have been an author and self-published a book of short stories from my time with the Ace of Scribes writer’s group.

Latest blogs

Dwelling Place
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Dwelling is an interesting word.  As opposed to ‘living somewhere’, it seems to take on a greater connotation – that you live with someone, as a family member or in close friendship. There is no sense of aloneness, because a … Read More

Deep love
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One of the troubles of lockdown is that it is easier to spend time in the shallows of social media, channel flicking memes with all superficiality of a paddling pool. Sometimes I read the same quick quote as a double … Read More

Whiter than the snow
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What a contrast! Wymondham Abbey one sunrise last week and this morning in the snow. I found myself singing this morning an old hymn tune: “Whiter than the snow.” The words are taken from the Bible in Isaiah 1:18 “‘Though … Read More