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 watersports and golf. You can see some pictures of our Macgregor sailing boat in the Valen Photo Album. We took up golf and have been playing at various golf clubs with (slowly) increasing ability. Pictures of Valen and other information on the island (in Swedish) can be seen on Valens Samfällighetsförening .
Also in Sweden we have skied a lot 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. Since we sold our cabin in Lofsdalen we have done cross-country skiing in the forests and hills around Örebro
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 40 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 and listening to jazz , while Anna is a gardener and weaver. I am a member of
Oxfordshire Jazz Federation
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. I also play regularly with the jazz group Orkestern DeVaDå

We spend as much time as we can with our closest family. I have two sons - Mike and Anton. Mike lives in Kingston, UK, while Anton is living in New Zealand. My three grandchildren are Caitlin, Reuben and Ernie. Anna has two sons, Markus and Tobias, one daughter, Torun, three grandsons, Noa, Elvin, and Monte, and three grandaughters, Penny,Elsa and Elvira.