I’m never comfortable with images of myself – part of the reason I’m the one who TAKES all the pictures round here! Still, this page is supposed to give some kind of introduction to who I am, so I accept that a picture of me is probably appropriate.
That said, I am not afraid of being looked at or anything … I’ve been a wife & mother, a teacher, a performer, a presenter, an artist, a costume designer, a writer and a cook for longer than it’s polite to remember, all occupations that really cannot be undertaken without being looked at a fair bit by the world and his wife. I suppose I just don’t really like looking at myself, but then I suspect I’m not alone in that quirk.
I adore my family – my children (two daughters and a son), grandchildren (three granddaughters and a grandson so far) and the love of my life, my long-suffering husband. I love cooking (I’m really good at it), sewing (I’m pretty good at that too – have even managed a book on the subject), art, music, drama, books, photography, nature, travel, history, sports (field hockey, rugby and tennis are my favourites), poetry, the sea, colour, animals (particularly cats and dogs), gardening, flowers, singing and writing. This blog will likely include aspects of all of these elements from time to time, some of which may be magnificent, others perhaps more mundane, who knows?
I have many, many stories to tell from my half-century of life thus far. I hope you enjoy reading about them. Some of you may even be part of these stories.