I always find it very uncomfortable to talk about myself, at least in this kind of way. My stories and articles are all about me, I suppose, but this is different, a kind of factual here's-a-bit-of-information sort of thing.
John & I got married in 1991 and moved to Australia, and it obviously had some strange effect on our fertility because we then had four children. After a very rocky start to our Antipodean life, we've gone on to do okay, having completed a fair few property developments with another 3 in the pipeline at the moment. I'm kind of involved on the periphery of those, i.e. I stay out of it unless John drags me in.
I've tried my hands at many things over my life, including a lot of things in the construction industry (I have a degree in Quantity Surveying), life coaching, swimming coach, writing and motherhood. At heart, I love creating so I paint, I sew, I mix essential oils, I write, and I love physical activity just as much, so I'm a swimmer, horse rider, gymmer, former mountain runner and lots of other things.
I've spent the last few years trying to figure out what I want to do now that the kids have mostly fled the nest. Once I got over the guilt of neither wanting a job (heaven forbid) nor a business (such a grind), I started enjoying myself and creating things (mainly written things) purely for the pleasure of it. And suddenly, I'm finding that life is much more fun that it was...