I am currently 53 years old. I never married but came out as a lesbian about thirty years ago. I chose to have a career and a child. As a result of my lifestyle, My sixteen-year-old daughter has experienced both adversity and diversity.
I was born at the Victor Harbour Hospital and as a child I went to the Yankalilla Area School from grade one to the completion of year twelve. My original plan for a career was to be an art teacher as I loved to paint, but at the time was not accepted to study and chose nursing instead. I continue now to enjoy painting and my preferred subject is nudes.
I have been nursing for thirty-five years. The last twenty-five years have been specialising in the area of mental health. I have always been a very active and busy person with several projects going at a time. Our family has always loved fishing and each of us has continued that as we grew up.
About five years ago, I decided to breed French bulldogs. They are currently the great love of my life and although a very expensive hobby, they are extremely loving and entertaining.
I live in Victor Harbour in a double-storey house with a view of the islands, township and the sea. Since high school, I dreamt of having an art studio on a hill overlooking the sea and nearly thirty years later, I am living in a house on a hill, looking over the sea with my easel, canvasses and paints.