john p birchall

birchalljohn p birchall ... student, saxophonist ... general whippersnapper and twerp ...

My interests seem to spread from family, home & garden to  beer drinking, computers and all kinds of sport ... and when time permits ... economics and music ... I'm here to help.

I was a Chemical Engineer, then I thought I was a Business Economist but really I am a confused Biological Historian ...

I eventually realised that real history started well before the Hindley / Birchall  family

... and one thing was certain - genes always did cost/benefit analysis?

Why else would they survive?

studiessax player

 

... here I am ... wrestling with economic models ... 

... and again ... trying to play a cup of coffee a sandwich & you

 on my Yanagisawa ...

 

and with my mates from The Goshawk messing with sleepy time gal ...

 

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

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

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

and Sally rowing for England ... rowing   ... 2016 Ashton Singer

and 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

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

and what we've 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

for Jake - jake's page !!

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

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 my great grandchildren's children will have -

intelligence

initiative

integrity

I chose my parents well !

More spiel ...

myself.jpg (10327 bytes)Kings ChesterI was 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 ...

My work was in Production as a Factory Manager with Unilever, where I learned most of my economics under the soap pans in Apapa ... this was before the male menopause nudged me 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? ... ? Believe it or not but evolutionary analysis of practical economic policy interests me ... it is the only way through the blizzard of questions!!

Glasgow UniversityI 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 ? ... ? I enjoy Dixieland Jazz and I've managed to absorb a little of the technical bits about music and even attempted to be creative ... which can't be bad for a factory manager and a beer drinker?

Open UniversityI admit I'm a curmudgeon - an ill tempered fellow, full of resentment and stubborn notions - but I've worked hard for one of my notions; the explanatory pervasiveness of evolution ... who would believe that? ... but as the other man said, 'I only mess with all this stuff because I can' ... 'and I only can 'cos it's a small world' ... if you get my drift ...

millennium

My invocation ...

Time is strange -

... don't sprinkle the desert with a teaspoon

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

... the older we get the better we were

... and the older we get the more we like it here ...

... but how to find time ?! 

john_p.jpg (318271 bytes)... I'm now a confused Biological Historian but I have managed to negotiate a slick wager with my great grandchildren's children ... ?

... I'm really very famous but not many people know that!

... and if you really want to see me again ?