I was born and educated in UK and obtained a Higher National Certificate in Chemistry. I spent over 35 years in the textile and chemical industries in South Africa before taking early retirement in 2007.
I then reinvented myself by obtaining a CELTA certificate and have been
teaching English as a foreign language ever since in South Africa, UK and the Philippines.
Teaching has enabled me to meet and make friends with many people from different countries and I get much satisfaction from seeing my students go from strength to strength in speaking English.
At the same time I have travelled extensively including treks to Everest base camp, Annapurna in Nepal and Namib Naukluft mountains in Namibia. I have done cycle tours around Sri Lanka , Laos and Cambodia. I enjoy cycling, gym, hiking, wildlife safaris, bird watching and generally being outdoors.
In my blog you can read about these trips and others and things I have learned from my travelling and business experience and life in general.