In 2007 Martin Wainwright wrote of me ‘One day his story will deserve to be fully told.’ I have been writing that story, in the form of a diary, for over sixty years, and I have always hoped that one day it would be turned into an book.

People who know me may wonder why there is no mention in this book of some of the people and events that have played an important part in my life. The reason is that I didn’t think that these would interest people who don’t know me. On the other hand there has been no distortion of the facts to make the account more interesting.

The title was chosen to show that I have concentrated on events that I think people will enjoy reading about, although I may not have enjoyed all of them at the time.