Rob was born at the end of England’s proudest year of football ever 1966, to a Welsh-speaking working-class family in the coastal industrial town of Llanelli in South Wales. Rob’s memoirs consider the highs and lows of living in such a closeknit community while trying to make sense of his sexuality.
With an overbearing mother and a fond and loving dad, who both left their imprint on his developing character, Rob gives a touchingly honest, sometimes tragic and often humourous account of his childhood and teenage years.
Rob has considered writing this book for many, many years. The confidence gained by finally facing up to the reality of his world has finally allowed his story to be told. He worked as a secondary school teacher, specialising in teaching Welsh as a first language for many years before moving into social care and is currently an education officer for ‘Children Looked After’ up in Gwynedd North Wales. A father to three wonderful girls whom he adores, he resides in the beautiful Quarry town of Llanfairfechan on the North Wales Coast with his wonderful husband David and his three boisterous hounds.
OK, if I’m completely honest, since I’ve been quite ill just before my half-century, at the end of 2016, I realised that I hadn’t ever got around to passing on the stories of my childhood to my children; that cluster of experiences and characters from my past that have “helped” me become t...