Written in 2011 when I started blogging.
I’m blogging because I love music and sport and love to talk about both. There’ll be some other stuff too. I’m writing a book about my musical journey. I was born in ’58, which makes the seventies – metal, rock, punk, new wave, disco, reggae – my seminal music. I work on policy in the public sector in the UK. I live in West London – so good for so many reasons, not least the proximity to the Thames and the Grand Union Canal, where I cycle regularly. See my “Cycling The Thames” blog from October and one called ‘Misty Thames” in November for some photos.
There are other photo selections too – it’s good to share impressions. London is my home and it is endlessly fascinating. Most of the photos will be about this great city, but from time to time I’ll branch out. I’m finding the more I follow other people’s blogs, and see all the great photos, the more inspired I am to have a go myself. You don’t have to be expert to come up with something interesting, and an iPhone shot can be as captivating as the image from the finest camera.
I support West Ham in football, with Arsenal second – my son, my Dad, my brother in law all support the Gunners, so I’m in a minority. It is all the fault of the 1966 World Cup, when Geoff Hurst became my first hero. Harlequins are my team in rugby – I have a season ticket there. The atmosphere is brilliant. Everyone mingles, you are allowed to take beer to your seats. Civilised.
I’m occasionally tweeting on Twitter for anyone interested on @Jasthoughts