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I became a qualified primary school teacher in 2000 so spent ten happy years in that profession. Believing in life long learning, this was ideal for me.

I retired due to ill health at the age of 60 but have fought my way back to good health.

I have a longterm hobby of Creative Embroidery that began in the 1970s at The Hampton School of Needlework. I studied for a City and Guilds qualification there.

I am currently taking a diploma course in painting and drawing with The London Art College.  I hope to gain my diploma in June 2017.

I take an active interest in current affairs, health, art and many, many more things that I will write about on this site.