I qualified as a teacher in 1971.

For many years I lived abroad, returning in the early nineties, at which time I returned to teaching, tutoring and training.

Throughout the nineties I studied for an Msc in Learning Disability Studies followed by a PGCE in post 16 education.

I have delivered courses on a number of subjects; Connecting with the Community, Inclusion, Person Centred Planning, Drama, Art, Creative Activities, Preparation for Christmas, Preparation for Easter and Preparation for Summer mostly to people with learning disabilities.

I love sailing, reading, writing, painting and music: I enjoy cooking and entertaining.