Retired and qualified Mechanical Engineer in Project Engineering. B. Sc degree from the Open University. Lived and worked in India, England, Ethiopia, Zambia, Saudi Arabia and Botswana. Mixed and mingled with 20 plus nationalities to date. Widely travelled in Western Europe, Central Africa and South Asia. Activities and interests: Local and Foreign affairs, DIY jobs, gardening, socializing, into short story writing, poetry, drawing, sketching and painting.