About the Author – Grahame
I don’t know quite know where to begin with this “About the Author” stuff. There’s just so much going on in my life right now. In fact, there’s been so much going on for me in the past and I can still see so much more going on for me from this day forward. So much so, my friends keep telling me that I should write a book. But I wonder how many people out there would want to read about me and my adventures, be that it is for business or pleasure. And that my travels have taken me from Africa, Europe, South East Asia and the UK.
And while I have a passion for writing, I’d love to write a novel. Not so much about my life but about someone else entirely. It would be a crime novel based on a true story I once uncovered while travelling around Spain in 1987. The story would centre around an incident that actually occurred in Italy during the hippy era of early 1971. It would have all the stuff readers love the most and that is romance, murder and betrayal. And I’d throw in a billionaire for good measure. The worst part is that the billionaire in question and his friend got away with double murders. The thing is that as much as I can write about myself, I have no clue how to write a full blown novel. It just seems easier to write a blog post than it is to write a crime novel.
Anyway, I’m going off subject here. I should be telling you about myself. I hope you’ve got time as this about the author could take a while. Most people whose blogs I’ve read only write a couple of lines and then they are done. I can’t do that. Hope it won’t be too boring for you. You might want to get yourself something to eat and drink.
I was born in the early 1950’s to a British mother and a South Africa English speaking father. Together with my six siblings, we were all born in Cape Town, South Africa. My mother came out to South Africa with my grandparents after the second world war in 1948. Wow! that really makes me feel older than I’m told I look or sound. My parents married the following year and my eldest brother was born the next year on December 1st, 1950. My second brother was born a year later on December 11th, 1951. Then along came me a year later on December 21st, 1952. A year after that another brother was born on December 26th, 1953. As you are probably aware, there was no TV in those days.
After that, I got another brother who was born on 5th, May 1955. My parents named him Quinton because Quin is short for quintuplet. Quinton was the 5th child born on the 5th day of the 5th month in 1955. Then came another brother born on the 26th, July 1956. And the last sibling was my sister born on 3rd, March 1957. All my siblings were born before my parents turned 30 years of age. TV only came to South Africa in 1974.
I became a vegetarian at the age of 21 and never looked back. In 1985 after my fiancé committed suicide miles away in another city from where I lived, I began researching macrobiotics after meeting Dirk Benedict (Face Man in the A-Team television series from 1983-1987) who was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 29 and who also had arthritis when he was just 18 years of age. Not only did Dirk fully recover from these diseases, he is alive and well at the age of 72. But that’s another story, though it did spur me on to further study the causes of disease and how to try and prevent them.
I’m the only child who never married. I became a vegetarian at the age of 21 and never looked back. In 1985 after my fiancé committed suicide miles away in another city from where I lived, I began researching macrobiotics after meeting Dirk Benedict (Face Man in the A-Team television series from 1983-1987) who was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 29 and who also had arthritis when he was just 18 years of age. Not only did Dirk fully recover from his diseases, he is alive and well at the age of 72. But that’s another story, though it did spur me on to further studies of what causes disease and how to prevent them. I have since gone on to help several people overcome their medical problems from an unbiased nutritional point.
Dirk Benedick in the A-Team series and who taught me all about Macrobiotics
I have since gone on to help several people overcome their medical issues from an unbiased nutritional point of view. I never studied to become a doctor though I loved helping those who have little understandings of their health issues. Instead, I began my “career” as an apprentice electrician and resigned after only four months. I hated that job. It clearly wasn’t for me. After that, I worked briefly in a clothing outlet. but it was while I was drafted into the army (wasn’t for me either) that my gift of writing got me going. I would write these long page letters to my then girlfriend.
It became natural to me, so much so that I was constantly besieged with requests to write letters for fellow recruits. These recruits had no idea how to write love letters to their wives or girlfriends back home. They could not understand how I could write 20 plus page letters to my girlfriend while they couldn’t get past the first page. So I wrote their love letters for them. I just had to use a little imagination. Little did I know that it would take me many more years later to realise I had some talent in writing and so began my blogging skills on the internet. I’m not quite there yet but I know where my dream and passion lie.
However, it was also while in the army that I would pursue a career in the art world so after returning home, I spent the next ten years working for five different companies learning all there was in the various field of the art market. After working for one company for two years I would leave and begin a new art career. That lasted for ten years before going out on my own. Going solo was my destiny. I have been down a few roads since then, owning and running a signage company, a promotion company and an art gallery. But something was missing.
Though my passion was in writing and travelling, something had to go. The house, the furniture, the lot. I had let everything go so that I could concentrate on my writing and travelling. This is where I am now. I needed more adventure and lots of it. Sometimes in life, less is more. I’d had already lived the millionaire lifestyle, drove fancy sports cars but something was missing.
Though I’d travelled North Africa, Europe and the UK, I also had the opportunity to travel to South East Asia for both business and pleasure. Now I cannot stop thinking about my next destination and since I’ve just received full British citizen ship, I cannot wait to see where my next adventure takes me, And along the road, I intend to help people from around the world solve their health problems. Don’t hesitate to contact me for any health issues you may have. I’m here to help in any way I can. Thanks for taking the time to read my story. There’s a lot more but it can wait for another day. Bless you all.