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About Hawthornscat

I am in my early 50s and an officer in the RAF. My wife and I have been married for almost 31 years and have no children, although we do have 2 cats. At university I read chemistry, which I taught for almost 10 years; however since joining the RAF I have become a training specialist. Away from work I like listening to jazz and reading. My tastes in reading are pretty eclectic. I take the Telegraph every day and subscribe to the Spectator. On an occasional basis, I might pick up anything from History Today to the New Scientist. I would like to think that I have a little talent with the pen and I might get around to a book one day. We also enjoy keeping fit, walking and watching sport - mainly horse racing and football. Travelling is a particular love and we take 2/3 overseas holidays a year. Travelling has undoubtedly encouraged our charitable activities, including a small South African charity about which I will no doubt blog in due course. Some of the causes we support are in the 3rd world, but others are closer to home. One or 2 on our list would have been a surprise a few years ago; however, when you learn about what people are doing you sometimes cannot resist trying to help.