After retiring in 2002 Anna and I thought it important to introduce new elements into our life so that we did not simply have life as before but minus work. So we bought a house on an island in Sweden. You can see some pictures of Valen in the Photo Albums section. There we can enjoy a very different existence than back in England. Our principal recreations are sailing and golf. You can see some pictures of our Macgregor sailing boat in the Valen Photo Album. I am also a keen windsurfer (when the wind is not too strong) We took up golf and have been playing at various golf clubs with (slowly) increasing ability. Valen has a thriving community organisation for cultural and sporting activities called Valen Håller Igång and we are keen members.

Also in Sweden we ski in Lofsdalen and you can see in the Lofsdalen Photo Album what a beautiful place that is. It has the world's longest illuminated downhill slope and as well as downhill skiing there are some 75 km prepared cross-country trails.

Back in England we live in the Oxfordshire market town, Witney, where we have a flat. I have been involved with the
Bartholomew Players, in the neighbouring village of Eynsham, for more than 30 years as both actor and director. You can see a list of the productions I have worked with by clicking the Theatre link on the left.

My other great interest is playing jazz piano, while Anna is a gardener and weaver. Recently I have expanded both my musical and theatrical activities in Sweden by becoming involved with
Lekebergs Revysällskap where I have both acted on stage and played in the orchestra

We spend as much time as we can with our closest family. I have two sons - Mike, married to Emma, and Anton, married to Jo. Mike and Emma live in Hailsham, Sussex, while Anton and family are living in New Zealand. My three grandchildren are Caitlin and Reuben (courtesy of Anton and Jo) and Ernest ((courtesy of Mike and Emma). Anna has two sons, Markus and Tobias, one daughter, Torun, two grandsons, Noa.and Elvin, and one grandaughter, Penny,