My wife and I are from Derby, which is in the centre of England. I have recently retired; I worked for Rolls-Royce all my working life and we are now spending a lot of time travelling. In the winter we like to go to warm places and have recently been to Myanmar, in the summer to Europe. We have lived outside the UK on several occasions - Los Angeles, Connecticut, Singapore, Bangkok and Frankfurt. We like to travel independently - our favourite vacation was in Namibia and Botswana, my worst nightmare would be 3 weeks on a cruise ship! Our favourite food is Thai food, but we enjoy most food including Italian, French - anything as long a it's good quality. We have 2 daughters, aged 28 and 30 and a son 21 years old.