Saturday, 30 June 2012

First thoughts, first blog!

I have to thank my eldest son for setting this blog up, so to speak, as I have very limited knowledge of technical stuff like that. It is in response to continued and relentless requests from a life-long and highly respected friend of mine who shall remain nameless, called Kevin. No bad jokes please, that is his real name, now made famous in my blog!

Now, Kevin and I sometimes go walkabout together and talk about man stuff. If that offends any ladies or others out there, I apologise in advance, (yeah, right), as I must inform you that I am a child of the 1950's (very early 1950's) and have no interest in being politically correct, nor to offend anyone intentionally by my thoughts or actions.

However, I would like the chance to pass on some of my hard earned lessons in life, wisdom, opinions (some of which you might agree/disagree with), experiences, in a way that you might find interesting and agreeable. This blog is all new to me, as I usually just have a chat and a laugh with good mates who always forgive an old bloke like me for what I say or think, as I do with them.

Now, what have I got to say, you might ask. Well, I will talk about everything that has influenced my life, my family (without giving any personal details), the people that I have met and changed me and all the things that have led me to this time. The time when I have never been more content with what I am, an ordinary man, with a love for learning, family and good traditional values that work and have stood the test of time.

I may have the inclination to post hourly, daily, weekly or otherwise. It is rather the same way I feel about my art, sometimes I will paint three pictures in a day, another might take a week or longer, perhaps months when it is for an exhibition. Such is life. Please be kind enough to look at my blog and perhaps follow what an old chap like me has to say. You may have the good fortune to learn something of value as I have done many times, through listening to my fantastic wife and our amazing sons.

To be continued.....very soon!