He was born and bred in North London, moving out to the suburbs, in Essex, at an early age - he had no choice in the matter. Father: a self taught mathematician; mother: a skilled seamstress (not a euphemism!), he was taught to use his mind and his hands.
Primary schooling led to an 11+ pass (if you know, or can remember, what that is). Fryerns Grammar School was the place that moulded his outlook on life (in conjunction with being an only child, allowed by his parents to think for himself on political and religious subjects).
Excellent schooling, and sporting opportunities, led to moderate success in exams and sport, such that it led to University, studying Life Sciences. What a fantastic set of subjects he studied: marine biology, oceanography, ecology, cell biology, chemistry, statistics and much more. But did he use this afterwards - unfortunately not.
His working life progressed from sensitometry, through computer programming, to freelance financial systems design consultancy in the City of London. Thirty years of systems design finished when he fell into a diabetic coma.
Semi-retirement, living on his accumulated pensions, allows him the time to write whenever he wants. And he wants often. He hopes you enjoy what he decides to write here at Wizzley.