We're from Sussex, in the south of England. We have two grown-up children, one is a teacher, the other is training to be a vet. I'm 55, an insurance underwriter. My wife, Helen, and I both like travelling, visiting new places, and we enjoy reading and music, of the modern kind. We often travel to London, and see ballet at the Royal Opera House. Our favourite travel destinations, so far, are New York, just for the unique buzz of the place and, at the opposite end of the extreme, the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East. We're both actively, but discretely, interested and involved in our children's chosen careers.