Born in Feb. 1940 at Barkingside, Essex, England. I left England after the war in April 1948 to take up residence in Long Island, New York, U.S.A. I completed my education and returned to England in September 1958. I married and had two sons Jon and David. David is married now to Gayle, and I have three beautiful grandchildren Daniel, Emma and Rebecca. I worked until my divorce at a Livestock Research Centre, and after my divorce for 32 years until my retirement in a local Chelmsford Hospital. 18 of those years working as a nurse on a Mental Health Assessment Unit for the over 69's. I retired in 2000 from full time nursing. I have written poetry for a number of years and was encouraged to write at a very early age by my American schoolteachers. I have made many friends worldwide through the Internet where my poetry is placed on various sites of poetry. I have received much happiness from receiving e-mails from people throughout the world telling me how he or she likes my poetry. I was voted Poet Of The Year, 2003 by a group of Poets on a very fine site called "Poetry For Thought". The founder lives in Hawaii and has become a good friend. Many of my poems have been published in magazines, journals, anthologies, Newspapers in Britain, U.S.A, Australia, Canada, Israel, Germany, and India. My various interests include the Arts- music, theatre, films, Hiking and world Travel. I love the natural world and have been fortunate enough to visit Asia, The Middle East, Israel, quite a few countries in Europe, Alaska and North America, and Africa twice- Uganda and Kenya. In 2005 I am looking forward to a visit to the National Parks of India, and to also meet the peoples of India. My fondest memories of my travels have been to spend my birthday with a group of Mountain Gorillas in The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda, A Husky Dog sled ride in Alaska, an Elephant Trek in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Thailand, and Whale Watching in Cape Cod, Mass. And at the Kenai Fjords, Alaska. As a deeply spiritual person and a love for our creator God's natural world I found that this proves a wonderful inspiration for my poetry.