AUSTIN and ISABEL HUTCHEON
High Himalaya - Bhutan
Old Fossils -
Austin and Isabel married in 1965 and assumed they would work in the UK – Austin at the University where he was a Research Assistant
in the Soil Science Department and Isabel in Teaching. However they
went to Nigeria in 1969 – refer to
Austin’s CV for places since
then - and ended up going to Bhutan in 2001. Isabel actually gave up her job to
go to the Land of the Thunder Dragon. On reaching retirement age they relocated
to Taupo new Zealand.
They got their deserts for taking the kids abroad as both
left the UK to the US and New Zealand respectively. Yes, you guessed it, this is
why Austin and Isabel moved to new Zealand and they find San Francisco is a nice
place for the odd holiday with Ross.
Both like dancing – inclined to take over the floor in places like
Pontianak and Samarinda – and can cope with Scottish Country dancing. Were the "high heid yins" - Chieftain and Lady of the Plateau Caledonian Society in Nigeria in 1975.
Both kept running with the Hash House Harriers
and with the Ampthill Flitwick Flyers (AFF) whilst in the UK, in fact they are
now life members of the AFF. Now in NZ and find there is not enough time
for everything as they run with the Taupo Harriers, Tramp with the Taupo
Tramping Club (Isabel is on the committee and they produce the quarterly TTC
Newsletter), cycle on the roads, bike tracks and at the Taupo Velodrome, swim
and aqua-jog at the Taupo AC Baths - now considering golf but need an eighth day
in the week.
Hares & Hounds HHH, UK
Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers, Ampthill, Bedford
Lived in Ampthill, Bedfordshire from 1980 until January 2001
when the Himalayas called, then temporarily in Bedford during 2004 and
now settled in New Zealand (Mail us)