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Married to Margaret for over 40 years. Two grown-up daughters and one teenage granddaughter, who live just 5 minutes drive away, so we see a lot of each other.

I served in the army with the 17th/21st Lancers for 9 years, leaving only because of a serious injury on duty. Saw service in Aden, Bahrain and Kuwait whilst serving aboard Royal Navy tank landing ships. Then posted to Germany for the remainder of my time.

After recovering sufficiently from my injury, I joined The Nottinghamshire Ambulance Service. During my 25 years service I worked at most levels, from accident and emergency, through control room and admin posts, until retiring as Deputy Chief Ambulance Officer.

Margaret and I love to travel, particularly cruising, but also enjoy lots of short breaks and days out closer to home. My main hobbies are photography, gardening, and writing poetry.

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The Flood. Boscastle, Cornwall, England - 16th August 2004. A poem.

Posted on December 16, 2012 at 17:24 1 Comment

I have visited Boscastle, Cornwall, many times in my life. During our most recent stay last August, we stayed in a house on Valency Row, which had felt the full force and effect of the terrible flood of 2004. This inspired me to try and write something poetic, that would give a sense of the transition from  a peaceful lunch time stroll to being trapped by a raging flood. This was the result:…

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At 12:10 on December 16, 2012, Jenny Itzcovitz said…

Hello Paddy

I wish you a very warm welcome to our new Chat page. It's lovely to see you back.

We look forward to hearing from you again soon.

All the best

Jenny, Sixtyplusurfers

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