I’m Richard, born in Berkshire, England in 1950. I studied Old English, and the Modern Short Story at Leeds, and was given an MA.
I taught in London for seven years.
I have lived half my adult life in Co.Cork, where I married an Irishwoman and raised a family. Businesses in Cork city: southern Ireland’s first wholefood shop and bakery; DecoWare (hand-decorated tableware); and Smashing Tiles, a contemporary mosaic design studio. Moved to Moux, a small village in the vines of Languedoc in 2000 and started ArtHoliday: residential mosaic & painting courses, with my wife Mary, a professional painter.
Enjoy: reading and writing, walking and seakayaking, cycling and sailing. Wine, women and song. Always interested in early times, having lived in a region rich in dún, lios, cashel and caher. Only just recently aware that this area of SW France has its own wealth of protohistory : some of it coming to light, some fast being forgotten. Keen to share all this with others.
Made aware of Peak Oil two years ago by Mary. Not concerned until one year ago. Now very concerned. Now doing something about it.