I live in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland with my husband, Richard Scott. We both retired in July 2011 and since then have been able to spend more time doing the things that we have always wanted to do. We have a house in Italy and spent 3 months there last year enjoying the climate, the food, the wine and the culture. Over the years we have travelled around Italy using our Tuscan home as a base. It's a country, a language and a way of life that I love. We also intend to travel more widely and have a list of places to see. This year we are spending a month travelling down the west coast of North America starting in Vancouver and ending up south of LA. We are both keen runners and regular gym goers where we enjoy spinning classes and also do Pilates. I also intend to take up tennis again after a break of 40 years. Otherwise we enjoy good food (in restaurants or home cooked) and wine; reading a mixture of detective fiction and biographies; going to the cinema and listening to music of all kinds.