About Me

Single, born in Leeds, with a daughter and 2 grand children living in the South of France. Recently moved  to Harrogate after living in Milton Keynes for 20 years. Easy going and sociable with a spirit of adventure and an off beat sense of humour. Wrong side of 50 now but plenty of life in me yet.

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Cycling long distances!, Cycling short distances!, Keeping Fit, Motor Cycling, Playing Tennis (badly!), Walking, Winter Sports, Music and all the usual social stuff.

Favourite Music
The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, John Martyn, David Bowie, The Cure, New Order, U2, The Smiths, Rem, Oasis, Radiohead, The Dandy Warhols, Snow Patrol.

and more recently

Catpower,  Mark Ronson, The XX , Muse and Razorlight.

Favourite Films
The Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, The Fifth Element and anything by Quintin Tarantino.

Favourite Books
Blogging for Dummies, Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery, Haynes Complete Book of Cycle Maintenance, The History of Mr Polly and not many more!


  1. The History of Mr Polly! I remeber that from English O level. I got 10 Twentieth Century Poets from the same O level.

  2. Rob Waterhouse1 April 2011 at 05:17

    Spot on Mike.That's where I remember it from. Perhaps it should be listed under 'Least Favourite Books' !