After renovating old houses Languedoc in the South of France I decided to settle down. I enrolled part time at DMU studying law at night school and worked earlies driving a fork truck in a Braunstone chilled food warehouse. Becoming a parent, I went full time to finish, then took European and international trade law LLM at University of Leicester. My wife then wanted to return to Canada, so more studies in Ontario, and finally I became a solicitor in Vancouver. After some adventures, I was homesick and returned to Leicestershire.
Reverting to form, I worked late shift in chilled food distribution at Magna Park whilst studying part time in the morning in London to qualify as a solicitor in this country. I then worked as a legal adviser in Hinckley and Rugby, also teaching EU law with the Open University. I then joined the National Farmers Union where I concentrated on contracts and labour relations including representing UK farmers on employment issues in Brussels in a trilateral committee headed by DG Employment. Since then I have been a semi-retired title searcher and enjoy spending time on amateur dramatics, swimming, gardening and yoga.