I (Chris) am a senior lecturer in educational technology at the Open University, married to Steve (sometime shepherd of our small Jacob flock, gifted house rennovator and occasional educational researcher) with son Rhys (just about to turn 16). Steve is an ex-bookseller so we have a house full of books and we all are hard-core readers. We are quite a geeky family (Rhys is about to start his work experience at the National Museum of Computing and I have worked in ed tech for over 20 years now. I am looking forward to retirement, spinning wool from the sheep with Steve currently looking into how to design and build a better spinning wheel. Last year he built us a teardrop trailer (micro caravan) which we have enjoyed several short breaks with and is seriously cute.