Me, Me, Me

Hello, and thanks for dropping by.

I’m Graham Kidd.

Not THE Graham Kidd, just A Graham Kidd. There are lots of me, apparently. More than you might imagine.

Born in 1953 in Liverpool, I now live with my partner, Sarah, in North Wales. I have one married son, Patrick, who lives in Noo Joisey.

I retired in May 2009, much to everyone’s relief, not least mine, after a career in IT, most of it in Local Government. I do some voluntary work, and try to contribute to the life of my local community to the best of my limited abilities.

Music, cinema and especially photography (one of the few things I take seriously) take up a lot of my time. I’ll listen to most kinds of music, especially performed live, except opera, rap/hip-hop, dance, and all derivatives of what now passes as R&B. I have no musical ability whatsoever, despite an aching desire to be able to play an instrument, any instrument, but even the triangle is too hard for me. Dancing, likewise, is utterly beyond me; the absurdity of it makes me twitch in a self-conscious manner that’s beyond the merely ridiculous.

I subscribe to the UK politics of the Left and am an active, card-carrying member of the Labour Party. I am a devout, practising atheist.

As a life-long supporter of Liverpool Football Club, hereafter referred to as “The Mighty Reds”, I was a massive disappointment to my dear, late father, who supported The Other Lot.

On top of all that, I try to be a nice chap. I hope I succeed. Feel free to disagree.