About The Travel Writer
Popped into this world on a winters January's evening around the hour of seven in a Birmingham hospital in 1959 which by my reckoning means I am currently the great age of fifty eight. Apparently, I had kept my parents and the doctors waiting until I decided it was time and then proceeded with a rush. Of course it could not be a normal birth, after all it was me, so I decided to come into this world the wrong way up. O' by the way I gave my mother toothache in the morning and the dentist nearly had a fit as he was rather frightened I might appear while he was sorting the problem out. The doctor was in the bath at the time I decided to arrive, how dare he, he was summoned quickly as he needed me to help him get the last remaining type of birth so he could fully qualify. I should have asked for a fee but my education in economics was not to come for several years and so I missed out on this fantastic money making occasion. The story of my life.
Start as you mean to go on in life - always been my motto. So very shortly after arriving in this world I stuck my thumb in my gob and went to sleep. The doctor could now go back to his bath knowing that his future was secure, thanks to me. By the way his name was David. Would you believe it, 58 years later I still wake up sometimes with my thumb in my gob!
I am David Smith, born in Birmingham in 1959 and have lived in Northern Ireland, Kidderminster in Worcestershire, Lincoln, Wimbledon in south west London, Sittingbourne in Kent and I currently live in Eastleigh Hampshire. I have always loved to travel and have visited many European countries as well as many cities and towns here in the UK. I have never married so travel is something I am free to do when time and money allows, that is.
For most of my working life I was in administration, the civil service is where I started then onto HR and moving into pensions in 1985 until about 2005. Since 2006 I have worked for a well known supermarket part time and looking after my elderly mother.
I have been a Christian since the age of eleven and although I struggle sometimes with my faith, I can honestly say that my God is with me and I have discovered many times his care for me when traveling far from home. He has made a fantastic world for us to live in but it does seem that we want to do our best to destroy it. I am not into “just religion” , for me it is about the truth.
I started to get interested in tourist websites around 2004 and paid over £4000 for my first site, a huge mistake and a total rip off by the person who did it. So I began to teach myself how to build websites using CMS and HTML, Joomla and now WordPress. Although I am now reverting back to HTML static sites for their simplicity and speed. I administer two other sites currently, Friends of St Anne’s Hospital, about a charity run hospital in Tanzania and my other travel website about Poland that I have visited and will continue to go to in the future.
If you would like your own website about something that interests you but without a huge cost involved, you are most welcome to get in touch. My charges are low compared to many other web designers.
The Travel Writer