Welcome to the About Me page - it’s just what it says on the box, this is about me.
Name: Andrew Mitchell
Age: 53 (2007) - argh.............!
Family:Married to Isabel for 26 years, we have one son Stephen aged 24, a four year old Westie called “Dougie”, an old cat called “Smudge” and a lot of tropical fish (and far too many Malasian Burrowing Snails!)
I work for a major independent Tour Operator, here in the UK, as a Business Analyst in the IT Department. I have worked for this company since 1976 in many roles in both the Finance and IT Departments.
In my current role I have been involved in the development of the company’s principle reservations system from start to finish ( it went live in March 2000). I currently support this system and take part in it’s onward development.
These are many and varied -
Music: Country and Electric Blues, Classical, Old Southern Rock, Bluegrass, music of the San Fransisco Bay from the 60s-70s and of course the music of the Grateful Dead and their family.
Walking and Bird Watching
Researching Luftwaffe Units and operations, for the most part excluding the single engined fighter units.
Reading of Naval and Land battles of the Napoleonic and Revolutionary Wars.
Investigating English Placenames and Landscape History.
Reading about the Vikings
Other Reading - principally American Crime Fiction by authors such as: James Lee Burke; Michael Connelly, Denise Lehane, Donald Harstad and James Hall. Also the works of Michael Malone, Garrison Keillor and Allan Mallinson - it’s a crime not to read them.
Building this website - if I can do it so can you!
I hope that this gives you an idea of what makes me tick (twitch... stumble....ramble etc)
Thank you for reading this.