I've just made it to three score years and ten - and so far so good!
I've been so blessed to have such an awesome family and to be loved so consistently by my beloved wife Maggie.
My family and friends may not be the source of my inspiration - but then I'm pretty sure that they turn up in in my books in some guise or other from time to time.
And then there are my work colleagues and patients who make my life so very interesting and full. Again, in their own way, they have influenced the style of my writing which is based on the theme of those vagaries of life - suffering, hope and redemption.
So here are some photos of the poor blighters who have had to tolerate me over so many years. If you partake of a beverage then I suggest you raise your glass and offer them the toast:
Long life and happiness.