Sarah-Jane and I have been married for 18 years on 11th November and so, after a recent two weeks away with work for SJ, I thought I would surprise her at the airport with the ‘new look‘ me! Keeping it fresh!

She took one look at my newly bearded face and asked who my friend was! After some consideration ‘the friend’ is staying (despite the hair on my head not wanting to). Age comes to us all.


Finally a new knee! I have been struggling with osteo-arthritis in my knee joint for years (yes sympathy please!) and am finally getting the whole knee replaced. I hope to have the operation at the end of January and so will be slower on emails and phone calls the first half of February – moving slowly with crutches and having to rely on SJ to drive me about but aiming to be fit for the fishing season!