In 2008 I completed sixty years in journalism, starting at the Isle of Man Examiner and with forty years in radio and television broadcasting having been head-hunted by Manx Radio in 1969 to start their first in-house news service.
I finished permanent employment with the station in 1984 and was pitched into full-time freelancing work which I did for anyone who would hire me, including Manx Radio. I became a newsreader again and also did a Breakfast Show programme called the Cringle File.
I now see myself as semi-retired, still freelancing and still working for Manx Radio where I produce and present 'The History Man' on Sundays. Astonishingly after all this time I still haven't got a dedicated parking space, mind you, neither has anybody else, not even the MD.
You can hear 'The History Man' on Sunday morning during Daybreak, and again later in the evening during Sundown.