After spending the recent 20 years in Greece in shipping, Middle East and Africa business and sailing the islands and the previous 20 in London involved in computing, Marketing and publicity, and manufacturing and property development Stan Vines decided to return and spend some time in his home village in the UK. Although having been there for periods on visits, part of this mission was to get to know his family better after such a time away. At the same time, he would be prompted to continue writing a book he started as a recreation some two years before. Austin Macauley showed interest in its publication and in the summer of 2018, the book was completed on a visit to Greece and the finished manuscript sent to them. He has now started two further books to form a trilogy spanning the last 45 years of ups and downs, cataloguing his life and experiences.