Robbie saying hey Michael please play

Throughout my early school years I was right at the bottom of the class when it came to English studies. In fact without my mothers help I might never have learned to read let alone write. My father taught me the value of enjoying work. As their son Michael I did not do well at school, there were far to many reasons to mention here. Yet I remember several of my teachers with affection. However at school Michael the school boy and English just did not gel.

I had quite a varied employment career, where colleagues, friends and patients also knew me as Michael. I have had several shops, The last one being a collectors model shop. My former customers still say Michael when are you going to open another shop. If I did it would have to be a Cafe. If you read my blogs you will know doubt find numerous accounts of visits to cafes!

I am now retired following a varied working life. On retirement I managed to obtain a place on a degree course, mainly focused on English literature and Creative Writing with a large dollop of local history thrown in for good measured. I now have a BA in Combined Studies [Bradford University].

I am fortunate to have a supportive wife and two sons. I have three grandchildren plus a rather tolerant black and white collie, Robbie. He is one in a long line of canine friends who I have had the pleasure of knowing. Today my friends still know me as Michael. My interests besides writing fiction, include reading, gardening, walking, nature, photography plus I have had a life long interest in constructing model railways. I have also held a very long interest in transport. I would define this as transport from the Stone Age dug out canoe to rockets heading into space. I have enjoyed riding an assortment of scooters  and motorbikes. Michael Humphris