Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am an IT Trainer in Machynlleth, having come home some 10 years ago to care for, but not look after - she does that herself, my aged mother who's 90 this year. In previous "lives" I have been an engineer, a labourer in the wool industry, a sailor (Radio Electrical Mechanic) and a studio and live sound engineer. I have never married but hope to do so in the near future as I have recently found someone who can cope with, not to say control, me. I enjoy rude health with the aid of a vast range of prescribed drugs.
What's your story about?
My story is about the reasons for and justification of my beard.
Why did you choose to tell this particular story?
I thought I might be able to answer questions that are often put to me about my beard. In this way, when the story is "on line" I will be able to refer future inquisitors to the website. I do not mean to imply that I am annoyed by these enquiries, but this will, I believe, be a pleasant way for people to find the answer to their question. I hope I have achieved a balance of humour and information.
What did you find most rewarding about the workshop?
The sense of achievement in being able to fashion a story using a new medium, albeit with much able assistance and the feeling of working with a very diverse group of people toward a common but very different goal successfully.