Welcome to my Home Page

For those who are really interested in "me" (fools!), I'm Tony Collins, aged 59, married to Pat (for 37 years!). After 12 years deep-sea in the Merchant Navy, then 26 years working for the Scottish Government with their fisheries patrol fleet, I took early retirement in 2011. We have two children (Fhi 31, and Kenney 28). Our house is in Kirkcaldy in Fife, Scotland (home of linoleum, Raith Rovers Football Club, and Fife Flyers Ice Hockey Team), but are now the proud owners of a traditional canal narrowboat "Paws 4 Thought" .

Fhi has completed her second college course with an iTec qualification as a Beauty Technician, having already completed the iTec qualification as an Alternative Therapist. She lives in Edinburgh with her fiancée. She is trying to set up her own 'therapy' company, but is 'keeping afloat' working in retail in Edinburgh.

Kenney graduated in 2008 from Napier University with a BSc(Hons) in Sports & Exercise Science (Sports Injuries). He is a qualified Personal Trainer, trying to create a client-base for his own company. He "makes ends meet" by working in the restaurant trade in Dalgety Bay.

Our Hobbies

Me ..... Our genealogy project, computing (incl running a weather station) at the house, my 'Goldwing' motorcycle (incl as a member of the Riders' Branch of Legion Scotland (RBLS)
Pat ..... Scottish Country Dancing, needlecraft, cookery
Fhi ..... says she doesn't have time for hobbies! (but does Scottish Country Dancing, to the point of passing parts 1 to 3 of her teaching qualification)
Kenney ..... actually doesn't have any time at the moment with his job


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