I live in a tiny cottage in rural Suffolk, with my husband and our border terrier Katy. I work as a dog trainer and part-time book-keeper. When I am not working I love writing, gardening, baking, reading and walking Katy in the beautiful countryside around our cottage.
Anyone who has known me for a while will know that I love a challenge. Every few years I like to throw everything up in the air and see where it lands.
In the past I have quit secure jobs to go travelling; in 2004 I left a fantastic job as a magazine editor to realise my dream of starting a publishing company with a friend; and, most recently, after nearly 20 years in the wonderful world of magazine journalism, the time was right to move on again. I decided to fulfil a long-held ambition to work with animals and I qualified as a dog trainer in November 2014.
So, yes, I see life as an adventure; it is for dreaming big dreams and planning exciting plans; it is also for following the path that makes those dreams and plans a reality.
I had plans and dreams for 2015… but they didn’t include being diagnosed with breast cancer. But I have been and so, at the age of 51, this is my latest challenge, and one which I have no choice but to face head on.