I am retired and have lived in my cottage about 45 miles south-west of London for 28 years. My family is spread around the world - the Netherlands, Thailand, Switzerland and Australia, as well as the UK. With seven grandchildren, that's most of my holidays taken care of! I belong to local societies such as the U3A, NADFAS (Decorative & Fine Arts) and a book group, and enjoy gardening and walking. Sadly, my husband died quite recently and so I am having to get used to travelling by myself.