My interests include:
I particularly dislike:
In January and February 2010, I went to in India as a volunteer on a conservation project - see my India page.
Since July 2006, I have been back in England, initially working as a property manager for a local property company (Ambassador), and then from October 2006, I taught at Burgoyne Middle School in Potton, Bedfordshire, as cordinator for Geography and History. I retired in 2007 but did supply teaching for a few years.
Intermittently from 2005 to 2009 I edited the memoirs of Donald Welbourn, a leading 20th century engineer. For further information see Donald's memoirs page.
From December 2003 to July 2006 I lived in Redlands in California (USA), accompanying my husband Paul who was working for ESRI. I did voluntary work (particularly at Children's Forest in the local San Bernardino mountains), and as a support assistant in an elementary school
Until the end of 2003, I worked at the Independent Schools Association, as Professional Development Officer.
Before that I worked as National Coordinator at the Forest Education Initiative, an organisation funded jointly by the Forestry Commission the Timber Trade Federation, and the Woodland Trust to encourage appreciation of forests, trees and wood by children.
Prior to that, I was a teacher in primary and middle schools for many years, and also worked in libraries.
In addition, in the past I did some private tuition,and taught English as a foreign language to overseas visitors who came to stay with us.
For more detail see my c.v. as html, or a Microsoft Word copy.