My full name is Neil Derek Fletcher, and I was born in Bradeley, Stoke-on-Trent in 1964. I was nearly always called ’Fletch’ before moving to Aberdeen, where they seemed to prefer ‘Neil’ but now I'm back in Englandshire, Fletch is gaining in popularity!
I'm the only child of Derek and Elaine Fletcher. In 1992 I started courting John Stewart. In 2005 we entered into a Civil Partnership. We're looking forward to being able to call it marriage as soon as possible.
John and I are now living in Newton Heath, Manchester. He's a Chief Executive of a charity, and I'm a self-employed Accountant.
I studied at Chell High School, City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, Aberdeen University, and Aberdeen College of Commerce.
I've worked in Marks & Spencer, Cefn Coed Community Project, Gray Forklifts, Andrew Leiper & Sons, and too many bars to list here. From 2003-12, I was a Councillor on Aberdeen City Council, and a Vice-President of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities from 2007-2012.
My interests are Music, playing around with Computers, and Port Vale Football Club. When I'm not doing any of those, you may find me in a good old fashioned local pub.
It's not a business, and it's not a site I would wish anyone to be upset or offended by. Anything I post on here is my own opinion, and if you don't agree with it, then you have the right to ignore it.
I will never let this site be used to attack or discredit any individual person in any way. There is too much of that going on elsewhere on the Internet already.
I will occasionally mention other people, if they have a connection with me, or are relevant to an entry. If there is anything on this site that refers to you personally, and which you would prefer was not included, please let me know and I will remove or amend it as you require.
I do not wish to breach anybody else's copyright, but if I do so by accident, and it is brought to my attention, then I will remove any offending material as soon as I am able. Likewise, all the content I have created myself is my copyright. It should not be used without my permission. If you are a business or a journalist, you will need written permission.
The Internet is a new freedom with which we are all coming to terms. Let's make sure we all recognize our responsibilities too. If we start from the basis of respect for one-another, I'm sure we will be heading in the right direction.