john p birchall

john p

 

john p birchall ... student, saxophonist, beer drinker ... general whippersnapper and twerp ... but still learning

Our very own interests are sort of 'investments' in immense personal 'satisfactions' and seem to spread out from -

Family, home & garden ... 'our patch in a universe expanding & immense' ... of little interest to most but we enjoy all the fun & malarkey ... Birchall Family History details bits of this spectacular ... then ...

Beer Drinking, all kinds of active sport & all kinds of terrific friends ... and when time permits ... 

Evolutionary Economics, business, science & technology and the evolution of synergies ... and

Dixieland Jazz, music & saxophones ...

We're here to help ... originally a Chemical Engineer but soon became embroiled in exciting global production in Manufactories ... later we thought we were a Business Economist or perhaps a confused Biological Historian ... but really we were only a curious saxophone player

JJ 'the high one' was a business Vice President, Sportsman & Beer Drinker, SJ 'the star' was a Mum, Biologist & Psychologist and knew all about a guy called Richard Dawkins who explained that two things were certain -

john p got his genes from the Birchall & Hindley families and ...

genes themselves always did cost/benefit analysis ... 
how else would these genes have survived all the malarkey and found time to write yarns about the past when the youngsters were all focused on the future?
The thing was that it was in the past where we had spent most of our time ... drinking beer & having fun ... it seemed folk could learn from the past but nobody we knew had sussed out how to learn from the future ... although we knew lots of folk who tried? 

 

studiessax player

 

... here we are ... wrestling with curmudgeons & economic models ... 

... and again ... trying to play A Cup of Coffee a Sandwich & You ...
 

 on our Yanagisawa ...

 

and with beer drinking mates from The Goshawk messing with Sleepy Time Gal ...

In the begining we were sure our mother loved us ... John P ... she paid big money to have our portrait coloured ...

 

 

here's the family in the 1986 ... The Family   ... 2015 golden weddin' ... Golden Wedding

and the house and garden in 2000 ...    ... 2016 new roof ... New Roof

Jonathan playing cricket with Len Hutton in 1985 ... len hutton   ... 2016 Vice President Genentech ...

2017 with Dad  Me & Him Vice President

and Sally rowing for England in 1987 ... rowing   ... 2016 Ashton Singer  and   YouTube Star ...

2017 three generations at The Grange School   Three Generations   

The momentous event of September 19th 2003 Joshua David Birchall ... Josh 

... and 1 year old josh 1  ... and in a flash 2 years josh 2 ... and now 3 josh 3 ... 4 josh 4 ... 5 Josh 5  ... 6 Josh 6 years old  ... 7 Josh 7 years  ... 8 Josh 8 ... 9  Josh 9 years ... and double figures 10 Josh 10 years ... 11 Josh 11 year old ... 12  Josh 12 ... 13 Josh 13  ... graduation  Graduation 2017 ... 14 Josh 14 ... 15 Josh 15 ...

for Josh !! - josh's page !!

and December 8th 2005 Georgia May our favourite grand daughter ... Georgia May 

... and 1 year Georgia May  ... and 2 Georgia May 2  ... 3 Georgia May 3 ... 4 Georgia May 4 ... 5 Georgia May 5 years  ... 6 Georgia May six ... 7 Georgia May 7 ... 8 Georgia May 8 years ... 9 Georgia May 9 years ... and oh my 10 Georgia May 10 ... 11 Georgia May 11  ... 12 Georgia May 12 ... 13 Geogia May 13

and what we'd been waiting for, July 1st 2006 Jake Edward John  ... Jake   

... and a year later ... Jake 1  ... 2  Jake 2 ... 3  Jake 3 ... 4  Jake 4  ... 5 Jake 5 ... 6 Jake 6 ... 7 Jake 7 years... 8  Jake 8 years   ... 9   Jake 9 years  ... 10 !!   Jake 10 ... 11  Jake 11  ... graduation  Graduation 2017 ... 12  Jake 12 ... 13 Jake 13 

for Jake - jake's page !!

and last but not least June 14th 2009 Daniel James David ... Daniel

... and 1 year old  Daniel 1 year old ... 2  Daniel 2 ... 3  ... 4  Daniel 4 years ... 5  Daniel five years ... 6 Daniel 6 years ... 7  Daniel 7 years ... 8 Dan 8 ... 9 Daniel 9 ... into double figures !! Dan 10

Carole - Bridge Champion ... Carole Bridge and racing for life ... Race for Life

A special day for the Family - 18th September 2007 ... 

Eda 100 years old   ...  an inspiration ... 100 years old 

Eda died exhausted but still smiling on July 25th 2011 at 3 pm ... aged 103 ... RIP

Ancient Eda had ... what we always wanted ... and maybe our great grandchildren's children will have -

intelligence

initiative

integrity

we chose our parents well !

More spiel ...

myself.jpg (10327 bytes)Kings ChesterWe were almost educated in science & cricket at The King's School, Chester and learned a bit of Chemical Engineering with the ghost of James Watt, at Adam Smith's place ... Glasgow University close to the gutters of Sauchiehall Street ...

Hard work was in 'production' as Factory Managers with Unilever, where we learned most of our economics under the soap pans in Apapa ... but that was before the male menopause nudged us into a second degree in Economics at The Open University ... and if you're really interested in this strange tale of woe, pelf and evolution it's here.

Why ... do almost all folk seem to pontificate about economic policy? ... and call it politics? Believe it or not but Evolutionary Economics and analysis of practical economics interests me ... it is the only way through the blizzard of questions!

Glasgow UniversityWe have a Selmer Mark VI soprano saxophone and a Yanagisawa tenor and play with a few mates around Chester ... bags of enthusiasm, lousy sound ... playing for our own meagre fun and the gross amusement of others ...

Why ... do almost all folk seem to love music of one kind or another ? ... but so few play jazz? Believe it or not but we enjoy Dixieland Jazz and we've tried to toy with little bits of understanding of music and even attempted to be creative ... which can't be bad for factory managers and beer drinkers?

Open UniversityFolk often often called us curmudgeons - ill tempered fellows, full of resentment and stubborn notions - but we'd always worked hard at fun ... and one of our notions, the explanatory pervasiveness of evolution, was big time fun ... a glimpse of understanding cost us the requisite 10,000 hours ... do the sums? ... and it may not look like it but we did have fun ... who would believe that? But as the man said - 

'if you think education is expensive. try ignorance. If only I'd had some of this stuff available when I first started'

... and as the other man said - 

'I only mess with all this stuff because I can, and I can only 'cos of help from networks ... interconnections, interactions, trades, deals, rapports, links, clubs, communities, associations ... like minded folk ... a dwarf standing on the shoulders of giants, many many friends most long time dead'

... if you get the drift of Darwin's insight?

millenniumOur inklings ...

The future is unknowable and the past is a strange land, they do things differently there

Time was always unfathomable -

... the older we got the better we were ...   

... the older we got the more we wish we were younger ...

... the older we got the more we liked it here ...

So don't sprinkle the desert with a teaspoon ... get on with it ... but how to find time ?!

 

 Beer Drinker... and if you really want to see us again ... here we are with our beer?

PS

In 1994 @ 54 we retired from Unilever Manufactories ridiculously early after the actuaries insisted on extravagant pension provisions for all those who managed to survive serving time underneath the soap pans in Apapa ... sure we missed the overseas life but we enthusiastically grasped the oodles of lucre, lined our pockets and escaped from the adversities festering in parochial bureaucratic bubbles in Europe ... we began to work on Evolutionary Economics and Dixieland Jazz ... 

In 2000 @ Millennium after graduation we prepared some 'case study notes' for teaching Market Economics in English to Eastern European students at The Open University.

In 2011 @ 72 just before Ancient Eda died we started jotting down bits of Hindley & Birchall Family History. 

In 2019 @ 80 we retired proper, for real, mercifully able to reflect on lots of fun. We were still learning ... and our beer glass was always half full ... whenever and wherever ...

We thought we were famous but not many people knew it ... apart from Carole with an 'e', who possessed impeccable taste & abilities ... and she knew that really we were just saxophone & bridge players ... nevertheless after a few beers at The Goshawk we did managed to negotiate a slick wager with our great grandchildren's children ... just for a bit of fun!

Family History malarkey ... the story so far ...