John was born and brought up in London and was the fourth generation of his family to qualify as a solicitor. He and Janet married in 1984. He quit the legal profession at the end of 2007 and the family (5 children, the last 2 are twins!) moved up to Glasgow, where he worked as a travelling sales and marketing rep for 3 years and then as a training consultant. John has also acted as roadie, taxi driver and general gopher (as in “any chance of a cup of tea, please”) for Janet and her knitting business.
You can find more information on Janet in her Baljaffray Handknits page on this site.