Frank and Elaine met at secondary school in Yorkshire UK. Lived in East and Central Africe and South Pacific for a number of years but with a family home eight miles north of Sheffield UK on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Three children; two of them living in VIctoria with their families. Frank is a retired university professor. Now a writer/poet and presenter. Moved to Victoria in 2006. Permanent residents since October 2008.
Frank is a fund raiser for Multiple Sclerosis Society through his writing (two collections of poetry). Published short story writer. Elaine and Frank both sing with the Arbutus Singers in Victoria. Both golfers and members of Uplands Golf Club.