Scottish country dancing - While I was in Prague I was member of the Caledonian Society, which organized weekly social gatherings, frequent trips into the Czech countryside and annual events such as the "Caledonian Ball", "Burns Supper" and "Highland Games".

I have recently joined the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in Birmingham and enjoy attending classes, workshops, socials and balls around the West Midlands.
Service Civil International (SCI) volunteer workcamps - Since the mid-80s I have spent part of my holidays volunteering for youth workcamps with the Service Civil International across Europe. Since the mid-90s I am a camp leader for the SCI in more than 20 camps across Germany.

In the last 9 years I have led the SCI workcamps at the Ehrenhain Zeithain, a memorial for the largest former prisoner of war camp for Soviet soldiers within German borders. If you want to find out more about the work there, or some of the other workcamps I attended, go to my SCI workcamp pages.
Photography - I have a keen interest in photography, to see some of my pictures click here.
Writing - I sometimes feel the urge to torture the muses of poetry by writing verses. Click here to read my poems.
Computers - yes, I do have to confess, I frequently surf the internet for recreational as well as professional reasons and, as you can see when roaming through my website, I quite like all sorts of computer stuff from IT to webpage design to creating video-clips.