I’m actively retired (in fact some would say more active now than when I was working!). Having just finished a degree at the Open Uni. BA(hons)PPE, I am lingering in a 2nd glow of “studendenthood”, the initial glow of a B.Sc(Econ) is well faded after 45 years! I have lived & worked in various parts of the world starting in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, Hong Kong, Phillipines, Egypt & finally the Republic of Ireland. Since 2007 my partner, Pamela & I have been running a Charity in W Africa, http://www.pingcharity.co.uk.
This blog is intended for a circle of friends and family who are interested in what’s going on in the world but who are at a stage in their lives where most of their time is taken up with raising kids and/or “putting bread on the table”.They all know me well enough to know “where I’m starting from”. Constructive criticism & suggestions are always welcome.