I was born in Penzance, Cornwall though much of my childhood was spent in the West Midlands where I attended schools in Darlaston and Wednesbury.
I was a lecturer in Chemistry for some 25 years mainly in colleges in London. I then joined the Civil Service and trained as a Corporate Tax Inspector which eventually brought me to a posting in Exeter and the chance return to the South West.
Tom has been my partner for nearly 38 years. We became Civic Partners 10 years ago and married last year, on each occasion at the earliest opportunity possible.
Now retired my principle hobbies are beekeeping and genealogy/family history.