I want to be a World Famous Author when I grow up. Being as I was born in 1964, I think I’d better hurry up! Yes – both in the Growing Up department and in the Being a World Famous Author department.

I’m in York, which not in North America, it is in the North of England. Yeah – the original York.

I intend to add to this profile as I go on, but for now – I gottaΒ pee.


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  1. I do hope that you reach your goal of becoming a famous author. You still have lots of time. As for the growing up part…it’s overrated πŸ˜‰ I too was born in 1964 and my mind is still very much young. My body sometimes gives me grief some days, but all in all, I am young at heart. Learn all you can, get your writing in and stay forever young πŸ™‚

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    • Ooo, I do like the sound of that, Ginny – forever young! πŸ™‚
      Thanks so much for visiting. Hope your stitching gives you pleasure for many decades to come.
      Kindness – Robert.


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    • Ah, thanks? πŸ™‚
      Sorry, but you’re going to have to help me out a little. There’s a game called ‘join the dots’ where all you see initially are tiny dots and numbers on a page. I see that you have mentioned a couple of dots here (my photo and your post), but I can’t quite see the numbers. Care to supply me the URLs so that I can see them more clearly? πŸ™‚
      Kindness – Robert.


  3. Finally got here! I wondered if you were some sort of relation, and you are in a way. I was brought up in t’West Riding, Batley area. Not as posh as York, but I have an affection for the ex-industrial part of Yorkshire with the Pennines as a backdrop.

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  4. I adore your blog already…and, as for your first paragraph, I totally relate….I’m going to comment on some of your posts after work. I’m really looking forward to it, and delighted to “meet” (and “follow”) you πŸ™‚

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  5. Hello, Robert from York. York happens to be one of my fave places to visit. How is your goal for reaching world famous author status coming along?

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    • I’m a legend in my own lunch-time! Does that count? πŸ™‚
      York is extremely lovely at the moment – the sun is out and the guy wielding a jackhammer just outside the window has paused for a secon … oh wait – there he goes again. πŸ™‚
      Where are you and your family?
      Kindness – Robert.

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  6. Since lots of folks tell you where they are, I’ll join and say, I’m from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. From now on I’ll imagine your lovely accent as I read your words. Feel free to do the same with mine but don’t use a cheesy heavy drippy southern drawl like they have actors use on TV. It’s lighter and quicker these days. Nice to meet you.
    I’ll come back now, y’hear?

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  7. I brought sandwiches, but it was quite a short About Me, so I didn’t have time to eat them. I’ll read the comments though and that should give me enough time to demolish the individual pork pie…

    But, you were born the same year as me, which makes us twins, virtually. I love York too (the English one). I have lots of really wonderful memories from being there as a child and later on with my own kids. It’s still unlikely that I was the girl in the cubicle though. I wasn’t an exhibitionist in my teens and I didn’t grow up to be one either.

    Wouldn’t it have been bizarre if it had been me though?


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  8. Hello Robert from York or should I call you Squire? Lovely to see you again. Your writing is eloquent as always and I’ve no doubt you’ll reach your goals. Hope you’re well and life is being kind to you. Warmest wishes from down under.

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  9. I’m up here in Yorkshire too, but a bit further down. As soon as I moved up from the south, it began snowing more there than here, which refuted all the “Ooh you’ll be so much colder.” remarks. I’m looking fwd to perusing some of your posts.

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  10. Well, well… I grew up in York (the original), moved to Liverpool (UK), now living in South Africa. We’re more or less contemporaries… probably passed you in the street more than once. Small world πŸ™‚

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    • Passed in the street? Depends when you moved out, I guess. πŸ™‚ I grew up in Sheffield, moved to Bradford for money and then moved to York (just before the turn of the millennium) for my wife. πŸ™‚
      But yeah, small world. But you know what they say – small ones are more juicy. What’s the job market like in SA?


  11. Thanks for visiting my little corner of the Interwebs and dropping a comment Robert πŸ™‚ Small world, kind of … my grandparents hale from Yorkshire/Sheffield area somewhere – my Grandad was a coal miner. They came to Tasmania as 10 pound poms in the ’50s – I’ve lived here all my life, love it and never been to visit “the Mother country” – perhaps one day! So, I guess now I’ve visited, read some and followed your blog of wisdom and words of wonderment, you are indeed a world famous author right to the southern edge of the British Empire’s glorious reach! Glad I could play a small part πŸ˜€
    Greetings – from the other end of the world.

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    • Wow, you really are from Tasmania! Amazeballs!! It’s really lovely to meet you. You should totally visit the wilds of Yorkshire sometime. It’s not quite as civilised as where you live, duck, but it’s nice all the same. πŸ˜€
      Thanks for making me world famous – most appreciated. πŸ™‚

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      • Yep, all the way down there, under down under!! I like watching the Yorkshire Vet – except the bits where his up to his elbow in … well, you know ;P but the country side looks lovely – though your roads are even unbelievably narrower than ours!! I guess that now makes me a world famous photographer too? Fair trade, your welcome! πŸ˜€

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