Friday, 6 May 2011

Stylish? Moi Part 1.

The deluded but very stylish Admiral Drax has declared JTS to be a stylish blog site:

"not only is his wide-ranging blog always interesting, John also seems tremendously personable and unfailingly polite to any who comment. Thanks, matey!"

Thank you, Admiral.

Apparently I have to reveal seven things about myself. So here goes:

1. I was born and spent my childhood in the surfing town of Newquay.

2. I was a Mod in the late sixties, wore a parka with a rabbit fur trim, and drove a yellow Lambretta with six mirrors.

3. I once worked in retail management for Marks & Spencer.

4. When I got my first paycheck I bought a bright yellow Spitfire sports car that was so unreliable it was known as the 'Yellow Peril'.

5. I ran the first Bring & Buy stall at Games Day when it was in London at the Royal Horticultural Hall.

6. I named a new genus and species of deep-sea worm with vicious teeth after my wife (Batheurystomina valeriae).

7. I'm a visiting Professor of Oceanography at Southampton University.