I dropped out of school aged 15, because being the consummate rebel, I hated it! After becoming a single parent I decided to return to education, graduating in 1996 with an honours degree in primary education. Ah, the irony!
As soon as I graduated I packed everything I owned into my Renault 11, including my daughter, two dogs and a cat, and headed off to Estonia to become an international school teacher. After fifteen years of teaching, predominantly in Eastern Europe, I returned to the UK. Here I had a serious battle with a very nasty cancer, which I won!
I now live on the east coast of Scotland with two Scottish rescue dogs and a disgruntled Portuguese cat.