"Be good sweet maid and let who will be clever. Do noble things not dream them all day long; and so make life and death and that forever one grand sweet song. Charles Kingsley" I've been writing now for about 7 years, mostly articles of which I have had a few published. I do try short stories but have never been successful but there is always a first time! Live in the suburbs of London. Have four grown up children and four grandchildren. Recently retired from the Civil Service and joined the University of the Third Age which keeps me occupied along with my garden.