Nick Mabey – writer

Nick Mabey – writer

I often describe myself as a father, partner or brother and sometimes a coach, teacher or mentor. I rarely say I am a writer even though I do write a lot, personally and professionally.  Most of my writing is self-published and so In Common is a new experience for me. 

 

I was born in Southampton but left early, only returning here to live six years ago.  This is the city I’ve always called home and I’m very happy to be back.  When I’m not working I run Read Easy Southampton, a group that helps adults with literacy problems learn to read.  I also volunteer at the place I was born, Southampton General Hospital.

 

One of my hobbies, though more like an addiction, is Southampton Football club.  I’ve had a season ticket at the Dell and then St. Mary’s for over forty years, and kept it going even when I lived far away.  The Saints bring me joy, sadness and stress in equal measure and so I thought I’d share some of that with you, the readers of In Common.

 

Read more from Nick:

View from the Kingsland: Dream big, dream now

View from the Kingsland: the post-season pre-season blur

View from the Kingsland: The Transfer Window

View from the Kingsland: the annual commitment

View from the Kingsland: The Doldrums

View from the Kingsland: champions in style

View from the Kingsland: flawed heroes

View from the Kingsland: Superstition and Momentum Part 2

View from the Kingsland: Superstition and Momentum

View from the Kingsland: the player pathway

View from the Kingsland: Winter Breaks and Transfer Windows

View from the Kingsland: New owners, new hopes, old fears

View from the Kingsland: Sam McQueen, support for a local lad

View from the Kingsland: A Christmas Football Frenzy

View from the Kingsland: Snatching defeat (or a draw) from the jaws of victory