My Father died when I was six and, as an only child, I was raised by an older widowed Mother. At twelve I was sent Roedean school to board, and there the teachers told me that only work I would ever find would be in Art.
Nevertheless, partly due to my Mum's insistence, I went to Medical School and qualified as a doctor at the age of twenty two and practised, mostly as a Generalist till last March. During those years, I developed interests in Personality Disorders and Hypnosis. I have had first hand knowledge of patients with eating disorders and quite recently treated a soldier with PTSD who had served in Iraq.
I have had a varied personal life and been married twice, both husbands were doctors, though the second one doubled as an Antique dealer. I have five children and eleven grandchildren, ranging from one to twenty two years old.
I love animals and Nature, especially anything to do with the sea.
'I support Compassion in World Farming', am Eco-friendly and, following the Gulf War, I have become a Pacifist.
As far as religion is concerned, I am a free thinker, embracing all the good from Christianity plus
general spiritualiy. I am interested in the concept of Reincarnation.
I live in a chalet bungalow constructed from disused teak railway carriages on the edge of the sea,
with my red Burmese cat called Oberon. (king of the faeries)
For entertainment I love comedy, reality shows and detective programs. Quiz show stretch my mind and Pilates stretches my body. I paint occasionally, and every Tuesday I cook for my daughter's family, as they work long hours. I also entertain some of my large family, most Summer weekends.
Weather permitting, I swim in the 'Beautiful briny' sea.