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Tai Chi Practioner, Filmmaker, Dutch Barge Enthusiast, Sailor
I'm a 57 year old Londoner, and have lived in West London all my life. I currently live on a Dutch Barge, located on the famous Eel Pie Island, Twickenham.
I was a press photographer for 30 years, and had the privilege of photographing all members of the Royal Family and every Prime Minister in power from 1978 (with the exception of David Cameron). After 3 decades, this high pressured life style took its toll on my mental and physical well-being, and I wanted to find a counter balance to all the stress.
In 1989, I stumbled across an advert in a local newspaper promoting Tai Chi classes which was ran by a senior teacher called Gordon Woodcock, and coincidentally, I discovered the perfect antidote to my stressful of my career. I became one of Gordon's senior pupils and eventually helped to teach classes under his guidance. Now, I'm keen to take the skills and knowledge I learnt and share my passion for Tai Chi with others. Thanks to this discipline, I feel I as healthy as I felt at age 26!
In my spare time, I enjoy film-making, sailing and restoring my Dutch Barge. When I retire, my dream is to sail my boat through the canals of France.