I was born in the UK in the 1950s to an English mother and an Australian father. I grew up in Essex and Lancashire. Our family moved to Australia for my father's work in 1968 settling in 'The Shire' (still undergoing therapy). Now live in the Riverina with my spouse, adult daughter, dog, cats & pond fish. I resigned my public sector job after 10 years and now do a mix of freelance and project work, and write. I love the visual and performing arts, my family, friends and pets, gardening, the pool, writing and reading. Also like movies and a bit of good quality telly.