A TRUE 'gentleman painter', Barry estimates he has worked on thousands of houses in the district since he moved from Sydney with his wife Linda and their sons Bradley and Mathew. His grounding in his trade came from a painting and decorating apprenticeship with the Waltham Forest Borough Council in north-east London before he and Linda married in 1967.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
TWICE, I have heard that politeness change with a clear sharp edge that seems to say: "Beam me up Scotty – we've got a live one'. It was the sharpness of a predator that has found a victim. After using the phone as a tool of trade for decades, I think I'm pretty good at hearing the tones and inflections. These voices had the smell of criminal. The callers were, in fact, 'cyber criminals' pretending to represent Microsoft and warning that the company had identified my computer as infected with a virus.