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Chris Leather (surfgatinho)

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I work from home as a web developer / travel webmaster / photographer / tea boy and when I get time off from work or the family I try and get out and take some photos or go surfing (or both).

I've surfed for nearly 25 years and have been to quite a few places although my fear of flying has somewhat limited me! I'm also afraid of sharks - ideal!

At the end of the 1990s I spent 4 years living and working in Portugal. Ironically, given my love of photography and exploring now, I took hardly any photographs and never went more than a few miles inland. I did go back in 2006 on a Grand Tour and try and make up for this. A lot of my interest in Portugal now goes into one of my websites, Travel in Portugal, where many of my photos and experiences now reside.

Over the years I have acrewed a fair few qualification professional and academic and enjoy the opportunity to apply some of them here.
I'm currently on my third degree (see below) having previously studied Psychology and Computing/IT.

Since I starting writing hubs I have decided on a career change. I'm now doing a biology / chemistry degree with the Open University and have just applied for dental school. Will let you know how I get on....

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  • Invasion of the false widow spider

    Invasion of the false widow spider

    2 years ago

    False widow spiders are invading the UK - or at least that is what the media would have you believe. Some facts and myths about "Britain's most dangerous spider".

  • Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

    Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

    3 years ago

    Bodmin Moor is Cornwall's last great wilderness. Although it only covers around 80 square miles the moor feels much more remote. Despite its harshness and bleakness this is not a featureless landscape. I find it both...

  • The properties of mammalian phosphofructokinase (PFK)

    The properties of mammalian phosphofructokinase (PFK)

    4 years ago

    Phosphofructokinase (PFK) is the enzyme responsible for catalysing the irreversible third reaction in glycolysis [2] which involves the addition of a phosphate group to fructose 6-phosphate (F6P) creating fructose...

  • The Structure and Function of Neurons

    The Structure and Function of Neurons

    4 years ago

    Neurons are the highly specialised cells of the nervous system. Although they share the essential machinery common to all cells they are highly adapted to their role. Their primary function is the transfer of...

  • 10 Places to Visit in Somerset

    10 Places to Visit in Somerset

    4 years ago

    I've just spent the last 3 days haring around Somerset with a camera. When you read through the list below please don't expect to manage it in 3 days - I am the fastest thing on 2 legs with a camera and I have the sore...

  • Surfing Slang: An A-Z of Surf Terms

    Surfing Slang: An A-Z of Surf Terms

    4 months ago

    An A to Z of surfing terms from air to Zog's it's all here. If talking the talk is important to you apres surf then this list of surfing terms should prove invaluable!