I came to painting when I retired although I had often drawn on holiday I just never had time whilst running a busy business, as well as teaching and bringing up a family. I loved it from the start and still do but even now do not have as much time as I would like as I also design and make most of my own clothes. I do a lot of cooking and baking for family and guests. I belong to Ash Valley Quilters and often create quilted and textured jackets etc. which by their very nature are another form of art and very time consuming. I teach Crewel Embroidery two days a month in the winter to a group of ladies I have known for some time. I go to look after my two youngest grandchildren once a week aged 5 and 3 and several times a year go to visit my other 3 aged 21, 19 and 15 in Taunton, Somerset.