My name is John Dough and I am 15 years old.
I am writing to you to tell you what life is like in the 1990's so you can compare it to your life. I am also writing because you may find it interesting to read about the past in the first hand.
I have three sisters, Lucy who is 18,Hannah who is 13 and Jodie who is 8. Jeanette lives with her boyfriend and her daughter Nicole who is 5, so that makes me an uncle. My two other sisters are still at school. My parents' names are Mick and Christine. My dad owns a Japanese car repair and spare parts business. My mum works in Rooks Heath High School. We have a dog, he is an English Springer Spaniel. He needs a lot of exercise because his breed of dog is bred as a gun dog so they have very good endurance. He goes for at least one run in the park every day.
I remember when we first got him. We knew as soon as we saw him looking out at us from his little kennel that we had to have him.
I like shooting, Clay Pigeon shooting and Air Rifle Shooting. For Clay Pigeon Shooting I have a 12 bore shotgun. To have a shotgun you need a shotgun license. Just recently there has been an outcry for a ban on privately owned handguns after the Dunblain massacre, which was when a lunatic broke into a school and gunned down a class of children and their teacher. It was tragic. The shooting I do is just for sport and is well supervised., this handgun ban could also bring a tightening on getting a shotgun license so it would be harder to get one. I shoot what is called Skeet mostly but I also shoot Compact Sporting. I go Clay Pigeon Shooting every Saturday at West London Shooting Grounds in Ruislip.
I remember the first time I ever shot a shotgun, it was my uncles 12 bore semi automatic and it very nearly knocked me off of my feet, I was only 10 years old. It shocked me so I didn't start shooting until I was 13 and a bit bigger and stronger. For air Rifle shooting I have a Webley .177 air rifle, you don't need a