Following family tradition, he was originally destined to be an engineer in the shipyards of the River Clyde in Scotland. A chance meeting on a rain filled winter´s evening with an old school friend changed the direction of his life forever. He defied his father; quit his `secure´ engineering apprenticeship to train to become a Chef.
Edward Henry Weinel was born in March 1938 at Hornchurch, Essex, UK. His great grandfather (Johanne Freidrich)was the youngest of four brothers who migrated to England from Germany in the late nineteenth century. The brothers were bakers and applied their trade in the London area.
Henrietta Benjamin has lived inland from the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain for the last fifteen years. She lives a quiet and contented life with her husband, four dogs and nine beautiful cats. Everyone is an individual so full of stories that it is sometimes hard to keep up and write it all down!
Jean Collins, 77, of South Kelsey, volunteered to re-type the history of her local church - but ended up writing the complete history of the village. And her book, South Kelsey – A History of a North Lincolnshire Village, is proving such a success, publishers are starting their second print run.
May I introduce DEREK! It is unfortunate for him to be saddled by a nickname, a nickname that stuck when he was young, and one he'd rather not have. Derek, as a name, is fairly innocuous and is not the one causing the problem. Now the star of five books, Derek has been a constant friend.
Maya Middlemiss is the Managing Director of Saros Research in the UK and Casslar Consulting SL in Spain.
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