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A proud mum to a teenage son, I make the best of life! I love travelling, keeping up with current events, good dramas, music, boating and reading. I'm mad about my crazy spaniel, who keeps me fit. I eat a plant-based diet and try to live and work as ecologically as possible.
I was an English teacher/lecturer and personal tutor to adults and children for over 26 years in London, Venezuela, Beijing, Hong Kong and in my hometown, Swindon. As I was totally committed to the pastoral, caring aspects of my job, helping people is so rewarding as a Celebrant. These teaching years have also given me masses of experience of writing and presenting effectively.
In addition to being a qualified Celebrant, I hold a BA(Hons) and Teaching qualification from the University of London, plus an MA (Distinction) in English from Oxford Brookes University. So, I'm pretty creative with words and literature...!
I trained with the well-respected Fellowship of Professional Celebrants in 2016 - in Sarum College, Salisbury. Keeping up with new developments and trends with constant advice, training and updates is important to me, and I often mentor new Celebrants.
Working with people from all walks of life and beliefs is a privilege I fully embrace. Having lived and taught in Wiltshire, East London, Asia and South America, I'm familiar with many creeds and cultures. I participated in one of the first legal gay weddings in Canada, with an English theme and an impersonator of HRH The Queen - it was brilliant!
My life has, like so many others, had its own challenges, including divorce and bereavement. So, I empathise and work well with clients facing challenges. An eternal optimist, though, I see the fun and joy in every situation: I love to live life to the full and I laugh a lot!