I have lived and worked in several parts of the country, from Hull to Cardiff and from Cumbria to Essex. I’ve now settled in the heart of the country, Warwickshire, the model for Tolkien’s Shire. I haven’t seen any hobbits yet though!
I live in a lovely village with Jane, my wife, and Alexander, my son, a dog, Jarvis, and a cat, Fleur. Jarvis and I spend a great deal of time walking the Warwickshire fields, so my best investment has been a good pair of wellies!
I am a Parish Councillor, chairperson of the Village Hall, and editor of the local villages newsletter, the “W2hen”. I am easily as busy now as I was before I retired from the University.