The amount of external work I’ve been fitting in whilst doing an intense university degree is only a small part of the equation. Along with my vibrant energy levels and strong work ethics, I possess a zest for living life to the full that brings out the best in me. The people I have met, as well as the experiences I have gained throughout my life have all added to the diversity and quality of the work I now produce. I believe there is no such thing as a wasted experience, just pleasant or unpleasant ones. For me personally, I’ve been truly blessed by having had a life filled with pleasant adventures, encounters and experiences.
Although I love to stay busy, a bit of a workaholic if truth be known, my main passion and pride is my family and the quality time I spend with them. I have a beautiful wife and four adorable children. All six of us are extremely active; so just for an added bonus we threw in a working cocker spaniel dog to the equation – he’s as mad and energetic as the rest of us.
We spend a lot of our off-time rummaging through the forest, hiking across Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, cycling, camping, swimming and socialising with friends.
Oh yeah, we tend to be involved in a lot of charity stuff as well for Amelia’s Rainbow, The British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research. My own personal achievements include: The 3 Peak Challenge, 4x 24hr Relays for Life, The Dorset Plane Pull and the Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim.
I love to organise events; putting on big and small charity shows in the local community.
Sports are another passion of mine, cycling, still playing football and tennis (or at least attempting to), with all my children inheriting our sporty genes.
For a few years I also managed young children’s football teams and produced the official club magazine.
My family and I are also members of the The National Trust and English Heritage Society. This way, wherever our children’s sport or our own excursions take us, there is always an extra adventure to be had. This is a great way to experience history and culture, have fun geocaching or doing something amazing in unusual locations especially along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast .
Video of The Jurassic Coast courtesy of the Uni Lad website
Sleep – not sure there are enough hours in the day for it, are there?