I started out in graphic design and illustration and qualified in illumination and calligraphy also learning Spanish. I also ran a successful textile agency for 25 years working with Spanish, South African, Indian and Italian companies and had a shop/gallery showcasing artist and crafts people from UK. I was a Volunteer home visitor, Trustee and Branch Secretary for Lancashire East. I welcomed to my home, Rosie (Border Collie), Tess (Collie Heeler) Sam (Beardie Poodle) Minnie (who knows what?!) all from RSPCA and Mogs now Ben from a council house rescue. Of course I love all animals but my favourite animal is whatever pet I have at the time. Currently Ben the Border Collie.