Scottish traveller, guinness guzzler, tapas taster and Euro enthusiast.
Retired as a teacher after 29 years – previous to that was in the Royal Air Force, various jobs after that before becoming a mature student (living the student life in late 20s/early 30s), degree in Economics then into teaching. Labour councillor (when that was trendy in the mid90s), teaching union activist before the fire died.
Have always loved travel but the advent of the internet took it to a whole new level for me – we suddenly had “the knowledge” which was the key for doing it for ourselves.
Retire 2 July 2009 – off on a 9 week trip from then – Hungary, Austria, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal.
Update August 2012.
Since that retiral trip, which was absolutely great, I’ve spent most of my time being “busy doing nothing” and enjoyed every minute.
Still, however, finding time to put in a fair amount of travel. Places visited since retiral include, Hungary, Austria, Germany, France, Spain and Italy – all repeat visits but I’ll never tire of them.
Of the places I’ve visited for the first time recently the standout highlight was Marseilles – beautiful, edgy and exciting!
- Country United Kingdom
- Languages English.