Thomas Pendrie was born in a small Cheshire market town in England just after WW2. He has worked in banking (briefly), teaching and, later in life, for the UK National Trust. He confesses to being interested in everything but expert in very little. He has lived, in more recent years, in coastal Spain; in an old stone farmhouse in rural France; and resides now with his wife in Southeast Queensland. He finds life busier than ever, alternating between bushwalking, painting, photography and writing, and often wonders how he ever found time to go to work.