Whatever It Takes

Welcome to the blog and loose business pages of Stephen Paul Alford esq, also known as Pablo Alf for reasons lost in the mists of time, but likely pertaining to time spent in and around Ca’n Pastilla, a small village just along the road from Palma de Mallorca (or just plain Majorca for those who prefer to keep things simple).

The Alford coat of arms reads simply “quicquid capit”, which translates to “whatever it takes” in latin, which just about sums up my approach to life in general. It has served me well for over 50 years.

I am occasionally remembered for my 10 years as frontman vocalist/guitarist of Exeter rock band Rat Patrol and it’s assorted guises, which was my pastime of choice from between around 1981 and 1991, although my memories of this period are somewhat vague.

During and after this time I spent time promoting bands and arranging live music concerts, and have the somewhat dubious honour of hosting The Stone Roses second ever gig (at Exeter Labour Club on November 21st 1984), where they supported the magnificent Mercenary Skank.

Today I run several Internet based businesses with varying degrees of success, including selling vastly discounted vaping goods in my Vape Shop, as well as keeping my hand in with website development.

I began developing websites in May 1997 and am entirely self taught, having had neither the opportunity nor temperament for University, which I regard as simply places where rich folk go to prove they can absorb information passed on to them by people who are pre-programmed & may or may not know what the f*ck they are talking about.

I am currently working on a prototype website for The Marine Tavern in Dawlish (not live). Their original (live) website may be found here, as well as a dedicated social network for Dawlish called inDawlish.com (click screenshots to visit).

So, my name is Pablo Alf, this is how I roll, and I am very pleased to make your acquaintance today………..thank you for stopping by.

Dawlish, South Devon, UK
Page Last Updated: 11th July 2017

Pic: 2016 | The Charming Veranda, Chez Pablo, Beach Street (Diagon Alley)