12 Aug 2020

Budding Internet Entrepreneur!!

Zimbabwe

Born in Zimbabwe a few years ago now I was fortunate enough to have parents that wanted the best for their family. My Mom and Dad were born in Yorkshire – Halifax to be exact and emigrated to what was then Rhodesia in 1955.

My scholastic career started at Hallingbury junior school then moved up to Belevedere Junior school and finally Prince Edward High School. These were happy times as we had a great outdoor life and time just flew by. Unfortunately due to unrest in the country, my parents decided to bring the family back to the UK in 1979. This was a really hard move for us as the pace of life was very different as was the climate. We arrived back in the UK in Dec smack in the middle of winter and all I was wearing was some shorts, a T-shirt, socks and some veldskoens (shoes). I was cold so we had to unpack a couple of our cases to find me something that was more suitable. Mom and dad had a great laugh at my expense:-).

It took me a few months to find my feet. I had applied to the RAF to do Pilot training, passed the entrance exam but decided it was not what I wanted to do. I joined the Medical Research Council in Carshalton in Surrey spent 3 great years there, got married, and went back to South Africa with my new wife.

We were lucky in that we were offered employment with Witwatersrand University based in Johannesburg. I worked in Medical Biochemistry Department with a bunch of loveable nutters. I had a great time and spent just over 5 years with the University. During our time at Wits, we had our first son. After leaving Wits University I got what I reckon was the best job in the world. I was appointed Manager of a Crocodile Breeding facility located in Scottborough(South Coast).

Adult Male Croc

A Magical Place

My office overlooked the croc pens and I had the most magnificent view of the sea. It truly was a magical place and I learned an awful lot about breeding and rearing crocodiles. We were even lucky enough to have had two albino crocs born- which were never released into the wild as they would have stood out a mile. During our stay at the breeding facility we had our first daughter – so now we were an evenly balanced family:-).

Hatching Croc2

The largest croc on site was called Henry( could not pronounce his name in Zulu:-) ) and he was just under 7 meters from head to tail weighing in at a hefty 850Kg… As I am sure you are aware South Africa was going through some turbulent times in the 1980s and 1990’s so we decided to move back to the UK where we had our next daughter and son- so still balanced. We returned to the MRC at Carshalton for a short while but the site was slated for closure so we moved Suffolk where we have been ever since.

Suffolk is a great County. All the kids have had a stable home and are now all grown up.

I have decided that it is time to reinvent myself so I had started to learn about affiliate marketing and online business. It is a sharp learning curve but one I am enjoying tremendously. I will be sharing my weekly adventure (sometimes daily) on my blog post. I hope you decide to follow along… So, for now, thanks for taking the time to read this short intro about me and see you on my blog Stay save Best wishes Chris