A big Welcome to all my 

trombone playing friends!

New! Trombones only on website No.2

              THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY WEBSITE  - Safe for kids!  

This means there is no Pornography, Foul language, or any other form of so called 'Adult Themed' Content..

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?

This is only a 'guesstimate' it could be more.

This is absolutely shocking, and would be worse if it was not for the wonderful work of agencies such as OXFAM, CHRISTIAN AID, THE RED CROSS,   and many, many more 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.

There is another wonderful Charity that dedicate their whole existence to Children around the World. 

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 one of the world’s 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, in cold homes and sometimes without their own 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 our UK work 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 .....



Gardens by the Bay.....Singapore


              My Princess

If you are lucky to have a daughter, as I am...here is a little message that should pull a few strings in your heart as a Father...

Check out my music website! TROMBONES GALORE!!



    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 ever lasting interest in photography. You can view some of my better images taken on trips to the Orient, the USA, and around Britain, in the Photo Gallery on this website. 

 (photo; taken aboard a cruise ship in Pacific Ocean circa 2007)

August, 2015.

June 2015

  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 two published books on digital download at booksKindleAmazon . Publishing, which is part of

'Singapore Harry'  



'Confessions of a trombone player' 



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..so go see for yourself on the links above.

BONUS!    "SPITFIRE"  My latest work, yet to be published. You get to read it here before anyone else! FREE!!!



Great Malaysian food online in the UK!




Great food in Singapore!


 Videos on this website are solely to assist you with travel, and provide other information. The Copyright remains with the owners, and I simply provide you with a quick reference to YouTube to their videos. I do not make any commercial gain from these, or any other videos or articles, as this is a non profit website for social purposes only.

Les. Weddell  2017

Royal Marines on Horse Guards Parade, London

Exciting, Vibrant, Singapore! Pearl of the Orient..

Home Page WELCOME!

To navigate to different pages, click on the list above.

Page Two


The story of the Airplanes and the Pilots who fought in  the Battle of Britain...



Page Three 
Mini Bio's of Famous Authors

Page four

Big Bands,Jazz & Rock stars, Blues, etc.

Page five

Great Classical composers, Singers, Conductors

Page six

'Whizzy Wizard' first music book for kids'

Trombone (Bass Clef)   Especially written for absolute beginners on Trombone. Kids love it! FREE TO DOWNLOAD!

Page seven

Excerpts from 'Singapore Harry' my newly published action thriller on kindle e-book publishing.

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"Whizzy Wizard First Music Book For Kids!" Trumpet/Cornet/Euphonium  Especially written for absolute beginners on Treble Clef Brass Instruments. Kids love it!
FREE to download!

Page Nine
FREE downloads of first notes for kids!

My Photo Gallery...
Recent Photos
Visit my Photo Gallery; images from all over the World on my trips...
over 100 images with music to enjoy!

Number of visitors to this website over last three years...

December 2016.

To enhance my website, I have decided to add more videos about the wonderful Countries I have been lucky to visit, so you may get an idea of how nice they are too.

Plane fares are getting cheaper for 'long haul' (i.e UK or USA to the Far East or Australia) so  making it a possibility for more people to travel to exotic places for a vacation/ holiday.

There are plenty of companies online that deal with fixing you a flight and hotel, and there will be local travel agents in your own town that can do the same.

From my own experience, do not book into any accomodation that is not officially cleared by the tourist board of the country you are visiting. YMCA and other hostels, and backpacker hostels, are all good value. But do inquire as to their claims of being legit, etc. Some can be fire traps or do not confirm with local regulations. Check with the official tourist board of the Country you are interested in visiting, or your Council or Embassy, they have loads of local experience and save you lots of hassle. After all, you want a stress free holiday, right?

Never give up your passport! Keep it in the hotel safe when you go out, and same with money-do not carry large amounts with you, or flash it in public. Make sure you have all your 'jabs' required, and visas.

Buy a cheap camera, or use a cheap phone with camera so if it gets lost or stolen, you have not lost everything. 

Respect local traditions and dress codes, especially if you are female. Most people are friendly and love making friends with foreigners, but not those with little or no manners or are abusive. Jails in the Far East are no Hotels! That is the last place you want to end up in! 

You should be vigilant at all times about your property, and remember that most countries in the Far East carry the DEATH SENTENCE for anyone caught carrying drugs. No remissions, they mean business.


 A good tip is to leave some money for emergency purposes with your Hotel reception in their safe.

I travelled the Far East for over twenty years without any problems whatsoever, and so can you. 


You Only Live Once...Enjoy it to the full! Be happy, don't worry, and be content, and love others. You are unique!