I am from Birmingham England, and I was a lecturer in an inner city Sixth Form College and retired in 2007. Before being a Lecturer I worked for British Telecom in the billing department for nearly 20 years. I have been married for 45 years and unfortunately we did not have children. Instead giving a home to several dogs over the years, always German Shepherds. At one time we had 8 dogs and were the only property in the road that wasn't burgled. Besides our dogs we enjoy traveling all around Great Britain. We've covered the whole of mainland UK, as well as the Orkney and Shetland Isles. We've yet to do the Western Isles of Scotland. I've come to Digital Bloggers to learn about blogging, which is a new concept for me.