really, I didn't like the noise of the chain saws. All the vibrations really affected my
health. I had a full and fine head of hair when I began.
Do you like
being a refrigerator engineer?
really good in the summer but it disturbs my chilblains in the winter.
people think you look like William Hague?
just an accident of nature.
told me. I tell everybody that I was born in Birmingham.
happy as a child?
Some of the
time. When I was in the country with Aunty Ethel I was very happy. Daddy used to get on at
me when I wasn't perfect. He was a Corporal in the Army ... that's why he has a flag pole
in the front garden.
you meet Marge?
I first met
Marge at the Golf Club. She was playing a round and I had called to fix the fridge in the
kitchens. One of her golf balls came in through the window and hit me on the head. There
was a big bump ... she kissed it better ... and that was the start of things.
How much do
Things are a
bit tight at the moment. I've finished paying for the van now but it will soon need
replacing. The kids are getting expensive now that they're growing up. Darryl Junior wants
a new bike and Freesia wants some new ice-hockey gear. Marge has just got a part-time job
at the Golf Club ... she cleans out the holes, rakes the sand in the bunkers and irons the
flags. I don't really know how much I earn because the family spend it all.