At the grand old age of 77, I have, very reluctantly, decided to retire after a 61-year working life. But I still refuse to be inactive! The only 'tool' of my working life has been the pen. Reading and writing have, therefore, been a principle occupational activity for many years. So, I have decided to try to become an author. I left school in 1956, aged 15, with no certificates whatsoever. I started work as an 'office boy' (junior clerk). In 2017, I completed my last job as town clerk for a council in the East Midlands. I have been a manager of a large school's resources centre for 15 years; admin officer in a university's careers' advisory service for 12 years; a county council redeployment officer for five years; and numerous other employment posts, both full time and part time. I have a post-graduate diploma in management and thoroughly enjoy researching matters, particularly, but not restricted to, occupational employment matters. I am a family man and remain a lifetime supporter of Nottingham Forest Football Club (This has proved to be quite a challenging exercise during the last few years and I count this as both an attribute and achievement!).