Please tell us about yourself.
My childhood days were spent in orphanages until the age of 14. Then I was transferred to a Hostel and started working for a newspaper in London as a Messenger boy. I then signed up with the RAF for five years before settling into a job in cotton manufacturing, ending my career with them as a Commercial Representative, travelling around the country selling their products. I am now retired. My wife, Jennifer, and I have two children - Susan is married with two children and our son, David, is married and lives in Australia. My hobbies are photography, walking, badminton, table-tennis and computing.
What's your story about?
It's how my wife, Jen, took up wood-carving. Jen is so laid back, and never thinks that her work is anything special. This story gives me the opportunity to tell people how good I think her work is.
What did you find the most rewarding about the workshop?
There were so many: learning new skills in two of my hobbies - computers and photography; with the help of the BBC team, dispel a belief that I could not tell a story; the way everyone gelled together; friends and acquaintances made during the workshop experience, which I hope will continue.