Thank you for your interest in me!
I am a 60-something male living near Lichfield in Staffordshire, UK. I live on my own since my partner, Jayne, passed away three years ago. We didn’t have children, but I am fortunate to have a circle of close friends and two lovely sisters, Liz and Anne. I have seven nephews and nieces, one of whom (Leo) is also my godson.
For the last thirty years or so I made my living as a freelance writer, creating books (mainly non-fiction), training courses, articles, novelty products, short stories, advertising and website copy, and much more. I am now semi-retired from this (although still available for interesting commissions!).
For nearly ten years I ran the myWritersCircle forum and My Writing Blog on behalf of my long-time publishers The WCCL Network. I am retired from both of these now, but I still run a freelance writing blog called Entrepreneur Writer if you care to check it out.
I am not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, but I have been able to put aside some money from the days I was earning a decent sum, and have also inherited some money. It is still a few years until I will be able to collect my state pension (thank you, Government), so right now I am concerned with trying to keep my bank balance ticking over whilst not eroding my savings too much.
In Pounds and Sense I share my thoughts on financial matters but also other matters of concern to me as a 60-something male, including holidays, health, food and drink, relationships, and so on. Obviously I shall be writing from a UK perspective, although hopefully some of what I share will be relevant to those living elsewhere in the world too.
I do hope you enjoy reading Pounds and Sense, and look forward to reading your comments and feedback about the blog.