Concurrently, much of his spare time was spent outdoors, shrink wrapped in ridiculous Lycra outfits, cycling country lanes to keep the legs buffed enough so he could comfortably pick off bleak Scottish mountains at the weekends.
To find summer sunshine however, he meandered for weeks through the juniper bushes & glaciated valleys of the Spanish Pyrenees & across the French Alps, fueled with old porridge, Mars bars & condensed milk.
In 2001, Graham arrived in Atlanta, USA to head up a large manufacturing business. Later, he became involved in helping to turn around distressed companies, widely across North America. And after testifying in front of the US Senate in 2008, against a company blamed for the fatalities of 14 workers in a preventable dust explosion, he decided it was time to come home.
A year later, this Hampton Inn & Suites high flier packed his tartan pyjamas, leatherette slippers & tacky momentos into a shipping container. He initially settled into a draughty, old farm house near Stirling then into an equally draughty, old farmhouse in Perthshire before settling into a draughty, late medieval house in Culross.