About:I am dedicated to re-use, recycling & salvaging materials to make things for our home & garden, not just for financial reasons but also because I prefer the things we have around us to be the way we want them not the way an anonymous designer in an office wanted it. I enjoy a good real ale a good book & a good movie preferably followed by another ale & possibly a couple more if I don't have to ride my bike home afterwards. I have worked in design, prototype & production engineering, sales, IT & the civil service as well as additional work as a freelance photo-journalist & having run my own companies in air conditioning, hand made leather wear & accessories & an excellent real ale & music pub. It sounds like a lot but back when I had more energy (and hair) it was not unusual for me to hold down two jobs & run my own business. Plans for the future include building a new greener bike, maybe getting another pub for which I would love a real ale brewed especially by a local brewer & living as long & as happy a life as I can.