Thursday, January 21, 2010
As several people have asked about my own background you may find it interesting to watch the Channel 4 documentary "The Prince Charles Generation" which Gina has just found again on Youtube. Prince Charles celebrated his 60th birthday on 14th November 2008 and I was one of seven men featured because we were born on the same day in 1948. The purpose of the programme was to show both the similarities and contrasts in our lives as we passed through each decade. I think we all agreed that it has been 60 years of opportunity. Whether we have made the best of those opportunities is for others to judge. We were after all far more fortunate than our parents whose generation had in many cases been torn apart by the war and even after had faced an austere existence in an almost bankrupt country. I don’t think we realised how lucky we were.