‘We’re too busy, we’re missing the kids grow up. I think we need to slow down and really spend some time with the kids.’
‘You’re right. We should move out to the country and retire, maybe run a few holiday cottages. Give the kids a really good childhood.’
‘How about Cornwall?’
How about Cornwall? Famous last words. Only in the metaphorical sense of course. In 2006 Richard and Fionagh did move to Cornwall, they did give up their busy and high-pressure jobs as investment bankers, and they did give their children the best childhood that anyone ever could. But as for the retirement and slowing down, well, the best laid plans of mice and men and all that jazz.