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
January 19th 2018
I recently regained contact with a colleague from many years ago who is a Composer and Author. Andrew Keeling, who is one of Britain's up and coming new stars in Contemporary music.
Visit his website at this link-I promise that you will not be dissapointed.
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
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
Penang Island, Malaysia