A Personal Perspective

This blog is a personal journey, expressing my perspective on life, faith and the things that move me.

My name is Matt and I live near Chichester in West Sussex, on the South Coast of England. I am married to a very intelligent, beautiful and creative woman (her website is here). I have three children, two girls and a boy, who is the youngest and cheekiest, born with Downs Syndrome.

I’ve had a varied career from electronics and software to the police. Now my wife and I both work for different charities supporting the wellbeing of unpaid carers.

I was born in the 1960s, was brought up in an era of great technological and cultural change. When I was a child I was told we would be driving flying cars by now, however the truth is I am a proud owner of a 1969 Morris Minor 1000 saloon; my attempt at a mid-life crisis. It reaches a top speed of around 70 mph and its wheels very rarely leave the ground.

I play a variety of musical instruments that require blowing into, squeezing and strumming. I’ve played whistles for many, many years and prefer the more gentle tones of folk and meditative music. I have recorded on a few albums over the years, most of them you would not have heard of. It is my intention to share some of my creations on this website when I get round to it.

Another one of my diverse interests is  writing chess software. I started back in the 1990s and my ambition was to write a program that could beat me. Seeing that I’m not a great chess player, I achieved my goal within the first 5 years. Again, one day, I’ll share it on here for those who are interested.

I hope there may be something of interest on this website. If you come across an advert or two then these are to help pay for the web hosting fees.

The views expressed are personal ones – I do not speak for any other organisation that I may be affiliated with.

Contact

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