After some 30 years working in H M Treasury (the British Ministry of Finances and the Economy), in classical music administration, in personnel management for a well-known retailer, and in the probation service, I moved to France, where I finished my working life teaching English in the science faculty of a French university. Although I had intended my move to France to be a permanent one, I moved back to the UK in 2011. I had had good experiences in France, including setting up and directing a choir, and had made some good friends, but found in retirement that I was missing British ways of thinking and doing things. This blog is intended to share some of the things I get up to now, especially where they give me the opportunity to take photographs.
and Tilly, a sad, emotionally damaged stray.