I’m an expat Brit, relocated to the glorious west coast of Canada after a nomadic career in mineral exploration. I’ve lived all over the place since I first left the UK in 1984, moving at least a dozen times internationally. I spent a lot of time in Turkey, Bulgaria, Iran and Pakistan in the 1990s which left me with an abiding love for a well-prepared lamb kebab and good hospitality. I have a deep appreciation for a nice glass of wine that only prolonged Islamic-inspired abstinence can impart. This blog is all about me learning to write, and you, dear reader, suffering as guinea pigs for me as I make msitakes.