I’ve lived in Cleethorpes on the East Coast of England all my life, which currently stretches to 29 years.
Life by the seaside is as you’d imagine, there’s none of the hustle and bustle of the city but the summer months are particularly busy, although in the depths of winter in can resemble a ghost town.
I’m of the strong belief that we, that being North East Lincolnshire folk, really don’t appreciate what we have on our doorstep. There is so much that goes on around here that goes unnoticed and if NEL’s coast was 20 miles or so more inland then we probably wouldn’t have the problems we have in terms of regeneration and investment.
As an only child, I got used to my own company from an early age, so writing and using my imagination came naturally. Ever since I can remember I’ve been writing about things I like – it started with football reports every week in English lessons for the ‘What You Did At The Weekend’ task that we did every Monday because every weekend would consist of something football-related.
Growing older and becoming a teenager, music took a real hold and I began to write about that, firstly topical reports and then reviews of albums and concerts. This took me into my early 20s and actually was the catalyst for getting my writing career to take off.
Reading comes hand-in-hand with writing and I’ve been a heavy reader since a young age. I love biographies over fiction and have read a lot of magazines and comics on my favourite hobbies for years and years.
My other main hobby in life is professional wrestling. I’ve been a fan for over 20 years but have always remained something of an educated spectator on the subject, rather than an active commentator – that is something that I am hoping to rectify with this blog.
I’ll engage in conversation on pretty much any topic and turn my hand to writing about anything as well. Other interests of mine include real ale, local history and retro TV programmes.
In fact, anything retro is good in my book. Anything was better then than it is now, as you will find out as you read on…
I’m heavily into social networking, so feel free to check me out on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as looking at my YouTube channel or Flickr stream.
Thanks for stopping by.