ABOUT

What can you expect from this blog?

I am 80 years-old and retired from full-time work. Every month, since 2006, I was writing stories as well as editing readers’ submissions forThe Searcher, a monthly magazine published in the UK and devoted to the hobby/sport/pastime of metal detecting. In 2012 I was appointed Assistant Editor but, due to ill health, had to finish in 2000.

As well as detecting, and attending numerous rallies, I also served time as an administrator on a couple of metal detecting forums. As far as I know, that was my only esoteric foray into masochism and self-flagellation, but good experience in understanding the ‘politics of the hobby.’

As well as detecting, and attending numerous rallies, I also served time as an administrator on a couple of metal detecting forums. As far as I know, that was my only esoteric foray into masochism and self-flagellation, but good experience in understanding the ‘politics of the hobby.’

You can learn from my experience and find regular posts about metal detecting matters on here, but perhaps the approach is different to what you might expect. Unfortunately I don’t actively detect now because I’m decrepit and can’t walk, so will occasionally blog on subjects that interest me – and, hopefully – my readers.

Picture of me during lockdown. I’m not usually so scruffy 🙂

You can learn from my experience and find regular posts about metal detecting matters on here, but perhaps the approach is different to what you might expect. Unfortunately I don’t actively detect now because I’m decrepit and can’t walk, so will occasionally blog on subjects that interest me – and, hopefully – my readers.