Hello everyone. As you may have guessed, my name is Steve. I live in the North West of England in a small City called Blackburn with my wife. Our three sons are all married with kids of their own and live only a telephone call away. I am 60 years of age and to gentlemanly to divulge the age of my wife. We both retired on the 16th of March 1995 which was my 45th birthday, mostly through ill health and partly because we discovered that with my Military pensions and her NHS service pensions we were only about £6 per week better off for working a 36 hour week EACH, so we kicked the work ethic into touch and went on a few holidays. I never looked upon myself as an author but I found that being an avid reader of authors such as Wilbur Smith, Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum and Dean Koontz I got to thinking, "I could do this", so here i am. Cheers, good health and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.