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About Me


Hi, I'm Ronnie Simpson, born May 1951 in Johnstone, Scotland.

Me 2011

I am married to my Liz and we celebrated our silver wedding anniversary in 2012.

Liz 2011

On leaving school at 15, I started a 5 year apprenticeship in Engineering at the Chrysler car factory at Linwood (Scotland) and only moved on when the factory was about to close in 1980.

I also bred Bearded Collies around this time and spent most weekends travelling miles to show our 4 dogs.
I Relocated to England (Blackpool) in the 1980's and along with some freelance programming, I continued to work in Engineering until 1995.

Invited to join the Amos Professional development team In 1991.
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I started running my own business by opening a shop in nearby Cleveleys, initially selling PC software and then moving into the sales and repair of PC's. 

When the lease came up for renewal in 2005 I decided it was time to close the shop and move into semi-retirement.

Am now fully retired and enjoying life to the full.



Computers I've owned

Sinclair ZX80
Sharp MZ80K
Sinclair ZX81
Acorn Atom (colour!)
Amiga (various)
PC (Various)
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I played rhythm guitar in a couple of Rock/Pop groups between 1969 and 1975.

Me 1971

Also played the keyboard in a Duo in the 80's.
I Still have a Hoffner Electro/Acoustic guitar and a Yamaha Genos Keyboard which I still play almost every day. 

Fulfilled a lifelong ambition when I was able to get up close and personal with a couple of big cats.
    Ocala 1991
Kissimmee 2006
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