First day of a new tear and the rain has finally stopped for a while, and this bright yellow thing is shining from the sky. New day sack in the sales yesterday as Lyds is taking my older one back to university. So today Lynn and I pulled on our boots, barely dry from the soaking in the Lake district last week and headed out to Gutter Tor, Legis Tor (new one for me), Ditsworthy Warren House (of 'War Horse' fame) and Higher Hartor Tor. This is an interesting walk with standing stones, stone rows and bronze age hut circles en route.
I retired from the Royal Marines Band Service in 2007 having served for 33 years as a musician, eventually becoming a Director of Music and running my own band. After retirement, I took my family sailing in the Philippines with a view to sailing back to the UK via Australia. However, for many reasons our plans changed and after 9 years living in Dartmouth we have now moved to Totnes.I am married to Lynn and we have four children. Daniel and his wife Sara live in Portsmouth; Hannah is married to another Dan and they live with our grandchildren Sophia, Isaac & Elijah in Topsham. Lydia is currently studying in Lancaster and Julia is Studying Art at Totnes, due to attend University at Falmouth in 2016. I teach music in the local school and work part time for the Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority, driving the yacht taxi. Between this, directing the local orchestra, various musical performances, involved with the local church and helping train the local Ten Tors team, life can be very busy.