I am happily married with three wonderful children 13, 9 and 4 and live in the Black Country - a wonderful place which can be misrepresented and I hope some of my local pictures will change people's perception of the area. I am a partner in a small accountancy firm. In my youth I attended Bournville School of Art and studied Technical Illustration and I loved the photography part of the course so much I gained a place to just study photography but then I got a job and gave up that chance! I love taking photos and I still do some artwork when I have time. I really enjoy this site - I have made so many friends in the forum and love looking and commenting on everyone's lovely photos and sharing my own efforts!