I am originally from Bavaria in Germany. In 1996, now nearly 18 years ago I came to Sri Lanka with the view to settle down here. In 1997 I met my wife Roni and we married. In 2001 we built our Villa and in 2002 our son Frank-David "Frankie" was born. We have a Great Dane which look after us and the property. Other than that he is idling around and eating. (the same my wife tells sometimes to me also - how unfair) Roni is originally Tamil but was born and educated here in the area. She is definitely the good spirit in the house. Frankie, now 12, is our sunshine and keeps us busy.