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.
Why are Charity CEO’s paid so much money?
Boards and the CEOs say they have to offer high salaries that attract the kind
of CEO candidates that their organisations and missions demand.
Most of the public that make donations do not understand this, and think that because it is a charity that the people that work for it should be volunteering, and not paid a cent.
A properly organized charity must be operated in the same way as a successful business to generate constant income and provide funds to supply the mercy aid needed in crisis around the World.
The World could not survive without charities.
As a retired music teacher of children and Father of three of my own plus seven grandchildren, I have always thought of children as the future for this beautiful Planet we live on.
Sadly, life is not all roses for millions of souls around the World, and poverty reigns, even in rich countries.
I am not going to try and explain the reasons why children are abandoned, why they end up on the streets at two or three years old, because I don't know.
But one thing I do know, and that is it is not their fault. Abuse, Drugs, thrown out by uncaring Parents-there are a multitude of reasons.
I feel that as Adults, we are responsible for their care.
I don't care if we live in a different Country, or that their own people will not help or cannot help, but I for one cannot just leave these innocent street children to die.
Thankfully there IS a caring organization that was formed by a dynamic and caring man to help street children of the World, and I am proud to be one of the many people that donate money to help make a life changing move in rescuing street children.
The problem is not just in Africa, but all over the World-including America and Europe, and the RAILWAYCHILDREN.ORG.UK. rescue hundreds of children in India, Africa, and believe it or not-the UK too!
Watch the video on the YouTube link below and visit the website to learn how you can help. Could you walk past a child crying in a cardboard box because it was starving, dirty, unloved?
Thank you for your time.. I do appreciate it.
The 'Merlion' Fountain
Luxury Trains across America
How to cook a great Malaysian Chicken curry at home!
How to cook English Style Fish and chips at home!
How to cook the best meat pies in Scotland
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.
Having served 12 years in the Royal Marines Band Service in various establishments including Singapore, I was successful in being awarded a 12 month contract as staff Trombonist with (then) Radio Singapore Orchestra, which was to last 10 years. On my eventual return to the UK, I was a freelance musician and music teacher.
I retired from professional playing in 2005 and spend my free time writing, entertaining my grandchildren, and my
Currently, I have Four published books
All available in e-book and paperback versions Worldwide.
'Confessions of a trombone player'
You can look inside each book for free; and if you do decide to buy, they are low priced as e-books or Paperback versions.
Les. Weddell 2017
THE GHAN LUXURY TRAIN ACROSS AUSTRALIA