I grew up in Wimbledon, and after French and German at uni, and working in a German brewery, and driving a double-decker in London for a couple of years . . (I know, odd career path) . . I took off and was lucky enough to spend the next 25 years in California.
I managed to drive across the US many times. I back-packed in the Sierras, was an inn-keeper, a barn-builder, a cook, a gardener, and I drove a tour-bus in San Francisco. And all the time I was a persistent photographer of life !
I came back to England to look after my parents for a number of years and now I live with my family in the New Forest.