Ian H.


Hometown: Streatham

Member since:

July 3, 2012

What is your profession or business?

Varied. Ex-professional sportsman, ex-secondary schoolteacher & ex-many other professions! Mensa qualified & currently tapping my own 'money tree' with my mathematical abilities.

How, if at all, do you think dyslexia has affected your career / business?

Hardly, it's extremely mild. My ME is my main concern which often takes some handling! I've spent a lot of time on 12 hour security nightshifts as part of my therapy!! However, I've been known as Lord Hammy most of my life (we DO actually have Royal connections) but 'Jammy Hammy' is more often my nickname as I'm so flippin' lucky! I simply put it down to attitude, assessing my talents & being grateful for what I have rather than bemoaning any negative aspect. The 'life isn't a rehearsal' quotation is a fabulous motivator! Right, lecture over, you'll need to speak with me to extract any more!!

What would you like to gain from this group?

Questions such as, 'if you won the lottery' etc I answer philosophically. Will the windfall fix my young ladyfriend's vision or her fused leg? Could it sort my sister's psyriasis? How about my cousin's failing liver? So, if it can only get me 'things' what REAL use is it? Every day of my 15 years voluntary work was so uplifting. The rewards from my teaching days were seeing my 'charges' develop & surpass me. I like to feel that other peoples' lives are that much richer for knowing me because mine will be anytime I see someone achieve anything! 2nd lecture over!!

How did you hear about this group?

Jammy Hammy wins again! My long time business associate, Keith Grover, successfully set up & runs 'Networking in Surrey' and I am privileged he invited me to support him! From there to a walk in Bushey Park (almost!) and here we are!!


Je m'appell Lord Hammy, an ex-physical education & dance secondary school teacher with a professional studies qualification specialising in 'slow learners'. For 15 years I spent a day week as a voluntary worker with the Blind in Croydon. Easy going!!

What Ian H. is saying about this Meetup Group

Wow! If you were there, then there's no need to elaborate on this forum?! If not, then YOU missed an amazing evening in my humble opinion! Particularly impressed with the number of colleagues who decided to continue our meeting in the wine bar, where we could explore our fledgling friendships more meaningfully! As with most "networking" it's often the "contacts" of those we inter-react with that are the real bonus of our time investment. I really, really wish to meet Fran's mother as this lady's alleged talents excite me greatly - I'm like a schoolboy on his 1st date, drooling with excitement at the prospect!! Sharkey was a deeply interesting gentleman with whom I'd like to have further discussions (just how DO you control an earthquake??) & Michaela simply made me 'glow with pleasure' everytime she spoke directly to me - how-do-you-like-dat?? Hopefully this will encourage those who have not yet attended to come along on another occasion to share their own uniqueness with us! Fotos!

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