I'm married to my best friend and have 3 great kids nicely spaced in age between 15 and 19 (2 girls 1 boy)
After serving a technician apprenticeship for GEC Distribution Switchgear, I came out of my time as a Design Draughtsman. Way back then computers were in their infancy and I was part of a team that implemented the first CAD system into the company. The vast temperature controlled room that had emergency Halon Fire extinguishers held a mainframe that my current laptop probably beats in computing power.
At college they always told us that if you learn and master engineering principals you can do anything and I have found that to be true in my work life. Most of my formative working years were spent in an array of jobs mainly in the Aircraft tooling and Pattern making industries in management roles. These jobs gave me further insight into skills and techniques of tooling and material uses. About 9 years ago, I took a complete change and turned my hobby of DIY into what is now a successful property maintenance and improvement business. (see here)
I am very content being my own boss and find that now the joint income of my Physiotherapist wife and I means we enjoy a comfortable life. Outside work and Hobbies, as a family we are all involved in our chosen faith as Latter Day Saints (Mormons) which gives us a chance to grow in yet more ways.
We have too overly cute Cockapoo dogs. They are nearly 1 year apart in an age and we blog about them HERE
Within church I have several assignments.
I teach an early morning scripture class (Seminary) to a group of ten 14-18 year old teenagers.
One evening each week I teach a scripture class to a group of 20-30 university students (Institute) and on
Model making and blogging fits in when time permits.