Hi, I'm Peter Leon Collins, born in 1937 in London, England. I'm retired and live with my wife Bonita in Rangiora, in the South Island of New Zealand, where I do the heavy work in tending our garden, and have joined the local flying club.
Now 81, I have been sixteen years married to the true love of my life, Bonita, and we moved here so I could get to ski almost all winter at Mt Hutt, but now I no longer ski, have learnt to fly, purchased an IBIS microlight plane and one way and another have flown almost everywhere in New Zealand.
When I was not otherwise busy, I worked on a set of short stories and (of course) the inevitable novel. Yes, I was interested in being published, and did welcome requests to read my work, some of which can be viewed through my list of sample writings, (latest addition: Destiny in Red, a work-in-progress psycho-sexual thriller), but my writing ambitions have faded as I have aged. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Naturally, I try to keep up with developments in modern management and writing, and I enjoy classical and some jazz music, theatre and cinema, and doing innovative and inventive things with bits of wood and metal (and flying).
Several years ago when I was quite ill, I expected to be away only briefly from my profession of management consulting. After my convalescence, however, I found my directions had changed - I needed a more relaxed style. So here I now am.
I try to keep fit, though I no longer downhill ski and ice-skate, and we ballroom dance in our own unique style only rarely. But I do fly, maintain our plane, and work with a consortium who are converting an Amateur-built plane to be a very economical higher-powered Class 1 microlight glider-tow-plane in support of "Youth Glide". Altogether, I do keep active.
Peter Collins, VIVID Management,
Pilot (ex Management Consultant and Technical Writer)
Bonita L and Peter L Collins,
Snail Mail to: PO Box 542 Rangiora, 7440, New Zealand
Phone +64 3 313 0337 Mobile +64 21 131 6309
Residence: 239 West Belt, Rangiora, 7400, New Zealand.
Our Web pages: www.peter-collins.org
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