I have a collection of interests that have been with me since childhood. From age 3 I knew what it was to love Jesus and belong to him. From age 10 I would spend every available minute with my head in a book. From age 12 I was bursting to see the world. From age 15 I was captivated by art and would get on a bus by myself and travel the 45 mins. into NYC (yes, I lived in America then) to walk around the art museums. From my 20's I was fascinated by history and would visit places connected to significant people or events. I have always fallen under the spell of story and have loved powerful narratives in cinema and theatre. From university days I have realised how wonderful it is to keep learning and I like to attend lectures when available to the public. I relish the outdoors and enjoy days of walking in the countryside. Forever, it seems, I have loved beauty in texture, form and colour and wanted to make my home beautiful and personal. I have a great value for friends, old and new, and love to provide hospitality either for friendship or to encourage others. My greatest challenge and delight has been raising triplets and two other children, all of whom are now adults and all following the Lord. My vocation is with the elderly mentally ill and in my leisure time I work through the church with women seekers, heading up a Bible-reading group for the completely uninitiated.