a rather run-down cottage in Central Brittany in 1993 with his partner
Tony and they have been developing the house and garden ever since! In
2014 they sold up in the UK to live permanently in France where they are
well integrated and accepted in their local community.
worked as an IT Manager in the UK, primarily developing information systems
for Royal Mail International and the NHS. He was also on the Board of Directors
of Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
John now acts
as the unskilled labourer in the garden with particular responsibility
for grass-cutting. He enjoys good food and wine, photography and walking
his dog in the beautiful Breton countryside.