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Since I won the battle with Polio at the age of 4, the war continues.......................

I am a survivor of the Polio epidemic in the UK during the early 1950’s and over the past twenty five years have been experiencing the demoralising affects of Post Polio Syndrome ( PPS )

I have written this short autobiography as a means to easing my way out of a period of particular tiredness and anxiety, and was suggested by my Psychologist. I hope that it makes you smile and maybe cry, although this is definitely not my foremost intention.

Many of the episodes are drawn directly from memory at the moment of writing and so, over the passage of time, occasionally; events may be betrayed slightly differently than they should. I have, however, endeavoured to be frankly honest in my depiction of the first fifty years of my life and must stress at this point that I regret nothing. I have, for the most part thoroughly enjoyed my life and truthfully hope that there are many years and experiences still to be encountered.

Dedicated to my mum and dad, without whom I would never have survived, thanks.


My autobiography ' Come Smile With Me' is availble from Amazon,

or downloaded as a Kindle PDF file for reading on line, from your Kindle device, or from your computer

and enjoy !


Come Smile With Me - Your free PDF copy with my compliments :-)


You can always twitter me @piliglish1 to let me have your comments or maybe begin a new discussion. Let's talk :-)



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A fine, if rather windy, day out with friends

Last week Cora and I, and a bunch of good friends from our local branch of the British Polio Fellowship had a good day out along the beach-front at Bognor, West Sussex.
We ended up travelling about 3 miles which was a good stroll for Cora and a couple of others walking, whilst the scooter riders enjoyed a brisk scoot along the foreshore. We ended our stroll by having an enjoyable lunch at the 'Lobster Pot'

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I am an experienced college and university lecturer with a Masters Degree in Geographical Information Systems and Land Information Management and Mapping and have lectured at Chichester and Plymouth Colleges, and Brighton University, in all subjects within the Built Environment including Maths, Communication and IT, at levels 2 & 3, and Building Law, Economics, Land and Quantity Surveying, Planning and Development, and Geographical Information Systems.
I have also owned a English Language school in the Philippines very successfully teaching English as a second language to candidates applying for UK visas.
I am currently an NVQ Assessor and IQA for a number of colleges in programs to include Building Services, Surveying, Construction Management and Civil Engineering at levels 3 - 6.
My professional experiences as a lecturer and previously in private practice as a Land and Quantity Surveyor means that I am able to provide that additional input when students are studying for a range of subjects at school or college.
I am married with three adult sons and this also helps to add the additional dimension to my teaching and learning support. :-)