What did my workmates say?
Academic and Dad
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In September 1981 , when
I had finished the summer season
on the markets and campsites
the South of
France, I suddenly announced to all who were reasonable sober at the
"I am going to start a
holiday company, bringing the Welsh People
this beautiful area."
be silly," said Goff, a business man (Nottage Joinery)
from Porthcawl in
Wales, who lived in an apartment
themed village of " Port Grimaud
Near St Tropez.)
is wrong, with bringing the Welsh People, here", I retorted
"You are Welsh do not forget"
no, It is your plans, I am not happy about,
holiday business is a risky one. I have known
you since you suddenly appeared here in Sept of
1979, and I have
listened to you talking, (sometimes semi coherently) about
your previous life,
and I am confident, the sure way you can make
money, is by
hiring a typist to write your life story
"The book will
NOTICE. Sorry to spoil my happy site with this
but I have no choice!!
I did not heed his
advice, I carried on with my Ambitious
Coach Camping in St Tropez
Easter of 1983, I am struggling
in a tent over 3 camping
stoves, preparing dinner for about 25 kids and 4 teachers
from "Clydach Secondary School", near Swansea, when who appears is Goff.
"Brian, I have not come to gloat ( he
already knew I was
fighting for survival)
but I wish,
you had listened, and just written your
I replied, "I now have a lot more chapters for the book".
Since that day I have
book, although I was not to confident it would sell at that time,
because my book
pre 1979 would have been very similar to "Love Story", and that had
also been made into a film.
Also I had been gazumpted by Mont Python for my
obvious title " The life of Brian"
Since 1979 to now, my life has gone
I feel with a good agent it may now sell, but,
I cannot see myself
sitting down for the next couple of years
typing at my slow speed, to write a book.
I may be dead by the time it
is published. Or murdered soon after!
So I thought, What about a Web Page.
( I apologise to "Microsoft Internet
The layout may not be right as I use "Mozila
Firefox" based, web design program but I am learning.
I not only, can record my life for
posterity, but I
can also keep my brain active by learning "Web Design".
So now in my twilight years and the twilight part of
the year (29 Oct
2006), I am starting........
I hope you will have as much fun reading
stories from my
life, as I have, in
I will be adding stories as often as I can, at least
Below are Links to my web pages,
concentrate first on my working life from the present time.
Please "Click below to enter the world of Brian"
....................Due next year
The Career.................My latest (ex) job has taken over
Florence Asher", (please read this
first, it will
set the tone
for My Career)
The best website to find what you need in Swansea is SwanseaBiz.com (yes I am biased!) but have a lookNB
I spent four summers in St Tropez, I do
not remember to much!!!
If you came on holiday with "Welshway"
and have a good story
email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
............................... Getting Hungry?2 Hungry
My web page is
on temporarily hold, I hope by Fri 23 Feb 2007, to insert in
space a full apology to all the genuine and honest employees,
FamilyHousing Association (Wales). I sincerely did not mean
FHA any harm.
(Family Housing Association was established in 1975 as a non profit-making organisation.It provides high quality,Fri 23 Feb 2007 My apology:
affordable homes and services and now manages over 2,000 properties throughout the Swansea,Carmarthenshire
and Neath Port Talbot areas providing homes to meet the differing housing needs of a wide variety of people.
Its aim is to continue to develop homes for families, the elderly and for those who need care and support.
Family Housing Association (Wales) Ltd has charitable status and is affiliated to the National Federation of
Housing Associations and the Welsh Federation of Housing Associations.)
For about two years, before my employment as a residential caretaker
with FHA, my wife (at the time) was employed with them in the
Needs Section" they, dealt with people who suffered from
schizophrenia, and other illnesses, they also housed battered
etc etc, I met many of the staff, and I had, and still have a lot of
respect for them,
in the way, they dealt and coped, with what can be a
very difficult and stressful career.
I also saw the affordable homes that FHA provided and strived to
maintain. They are a credit to Family Housing
My only Complaints have been against the senior staff, where I worked,
The Caretaking Section, Sadly this is turning into contempt.
9th Feb 2007 I receive two letters, One from Morgan Cole solicitors
acting for FHA, and one from Phil Dennis Director of Operations FHA.
1 Morgan Cole:
Website.....Defamatory Publication.......chosen words without any
factual basis...issue an apology....etc etc...
I am stating the truth,..... Factual basis? If
Dennis and caretaking senior management) are not
with my factual
basis, they had better get Morgan Cole to send a letter to, The Danish
Government, Journal of Pesticide Reform,
North America, and countless other authorities.
FHA are now using lawyers to try to bully me, into erasing my website,
I constantly experienced bullying whilst I WAS EMPLOYED BY
I will definitely not succumb to it whilst I no longer work for them.
2 Phil Dennis: Explaining
did not win my appeal against dismissal. Did I expect to win!
Pesticides-please refer to comments above; The report acknowledged that
there may be problems with these running onto
hard areas, but this would only be in
circumstances where huge amounts were placed on the area. This is obviously something the
Association will monitor."
Does not Phil Dennis realise this is a serious matter, He
obviously has not taken the time, to read carefully what I put on my
WE only PUT THE PESTICIDE DOWN,
ON HARD AREAS ALSO WHILST WE WERE
COVERED IN MASKS, OVERALLS,
GLOVES, WELLINGTONS etc....
Adults, Children and domestic pets were walking past unprotected,
and they were still
walking and playing on the pesticide a few weeks later!
Just incase he, or others with any authority,
missed the page, just
HARD AREAS SPRAYED
had complaints from reguler viewers that due to my chaotic way of
updating or adding to the site, they have
to plough through every page on each visit, not even knowing if there
is an update. so as an
attempt for normality and sanity ( how boring) I have added