I’m English and have now passed the 50 year milestone. While this may not yet make me vintage, having been around the block a bit and collected some scars along the way, I thought it time to start a blog. The primary purpose of this is my own satisfaction but I hope to make some thoughtful posts that are of interest to others. If they are please let me know.
Some brief background on me. I was educated at Winchester College, studied mechanical engineering at University College London but abandoned that (or it abandoned me) to join the Army. After several blissful years in the Queen’s Dragoon Guards and teaching at Sandhurst there was a defence cut and I got the chop. After working for others I ended up being an entrepreneur. Some projects worked, some didn’t but along the way I have met many interesting people and seen how they behave under extreme pressure. I’ve also learnt a fair bit about finance, The City, commercial life, green energy and (most recently) UK Planning. It is, I think, these experiences that will form the bulk of my posts.
I now live and work in East Kent. I also write for The Conservative Woman and review books for ARRSE (the British Army’s unofficial website). When appropriate – or when I feel like it – those articles are also posted here.
Finally (for now) I have written a book about soldiering and how land warfare works. It is available via Amazon. Buy it.