Personal interests


I qualified as an English Bridge Union tournament director and am an occasional player at county and national events. I'm a current or past member of these duplicate bridge clubs:

Amateur dramatics: sound and lighting for twelve productions of the Shoestring Company in Stamford 


Squash, real tennis, badminton and racket ball

In 2015, I started playing Real Tennis and currently have a handicap of 74 (which won't get much worse, I hope!)

In 2017, after 45 years, medial meniscus damage led to me finally and reluctantly giving up squash and racket ball, although I still play badminton.

Qualified PADI Open Water SCUBA diver

Intermittent/incompetent golfer

Bell ringer in Avon and Somerset in the 70s

I'm a keen fell walker, when given the opportunity from the Fens! With achievements:

Skier since 1979, including several ski mountaineering tours, the most challenging of which was the Hoch Koenig in Austria