A BIG Welcome to everybody, and especially to all my musician friends!
First of all, my name...
It IS Les Weddell. When I first started this website over 25 years ago, my intention was to use it strictly for my books, as I love writing stories. I decided to use a pen name, and chose James Stirling. Webs will not allow me to change, because this is a Free website, so I hope this clears up any 'mystery' about my name.
Yes, I am a BIG Liverpool Fan..
(6 ft. 5 ins. in height since birth!)
Do you like kids?
If so, then perhaps you will help me with something close to my heart.....
Do you know there are 100 million children (Yes, 100 million) living on the streets of the World? According to the latest Unicef investigations.
This is only a 'guesstimate' as it could be more.
It is not only absolutely shocking, and would be worse, if it was not for the wonderful work of agencies such as OXFAM, CHRISTIAN AID, THE RED CROSS, Save The children, and many, many charity organizations that roam the World trying to rescue the lives of children, give them food and a place to live, and in some cases, schools.
But above all else they try to give homeless children Love, and HOPE.
For every crisis, they are there, with food, medicine, tents, and comfort, to help children and their Parents, and for those who have no Parents, they provide love and tenderness in helping children to come to terms with their loss of family.
You can read more about the organization, and set up your donation in one simple move. We are not telling you what to give, that is up to you. As a guide, would you miss US$5 or £5 a month from your bank account?
The UK is amongst the world’s ten top richest countries, yet rates of poverty here are rising – that means more children growing up without the essentials they need to fulfil their potential.
Children are going to sleep each night without a hot meal, live in cold homes, and sometimes without a bed to sleep in.
Poverty not only means that some children go to school tired and hungry, it can also ruin their childhoods and cuts their life chances short.
Donate to Unicef today, and you could help us reach UK children and their families before problems become too hard to solve.
Your support could give a child a new bed and blankets, or the chance to eat a hot meal so they can concentrate in school.
Together, we can ensure all children get a fair start in life.
The 'Merlion' Fountain
Singapore-Pearl of the Orient...
I've had this procedure done too.
They insert a catheter (very thin wire with a surrounding sheath) into your main artery in the groin or sometimes, the arm. You are given a local anaesthetic of course, so you feel no pain. Then they introduce a special dye into the blood stream and watch its progress as it circulates your whole system, and they (Cardiologists) can see the results on a computer as the X-rays trace the blood vessels that are narrow, and the can insert stets into them to widen them up to allow proper flow of the blood. No more short breaths or pains! Cut down on meat and eat more fish and veg and fruit.
I was born in the fair city of Dundee, County Angus, Scotland in 1935, and was adopted by Jean and John Weddell; first in foster care, then officially adopted by them when I was 4 years old. I was lucky enough to spend my childhood on a Scottish farm in the county of Midlothian, especially in the early years of WW2, when we still had loads of fresh vegetables and milk and eggs on the farm.
I retired from professional playing in 2005 and spend my free time writing, entertaining my grandchildren, and my
As you will appreciate, if you do any writing, or have your own website, it takes lots of time to keep everything up to date and try to introduce new features, so if you have 'been here before' and see nothing different please be patient, for I am writing new content to upload.
Currently, I have three published books on digital download at
'Confessions of a trombone player'
and NOW also in Paperback edition
You can look inside each book for free, and if you do decide to buy, they are both low priced because they are e-books.
Les. Weddell 2017
If you, or someone you know, is about to have a hip replacement operation, let me assure you it is painless.
I know it sounds gruesome, but you will see nothing, and feel nothing-I promise you!
How do I know?
Simple. I had my left hip replaced last November, and it is really so much better now.
I was lucky, I had it done for nothing by our wonderful National Health Service her in the UK.
You will be in hospital for a couple of days, but depending on your age, but should be up and walking very soon after your operation.
Watch this video and see for yourself.