About Me

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I was born in Northwich in Cheshire, UK. and grew up in an idyllic area for children. My friends and I used to go out to play in the woodlands around the area. Of course, people were less anxious about what might happen to their children in those days. Not that they cared less, it was just that there seemed to be less to worry about.

While I was growing up I was a tomboy. I climbed trees, played hide and seek in the woods, dammed the streams, searched for caterpillars and butterflies, learned about the birds and wild animals and picked wild flowers. (That was not illegal  then, of course.)

I loved being with animals, especially dogs. This photograph shows me and a friend with my Border Collie, Laddie. He was a lovely dog.054vivladdiepatriciaWhen I grew up I went to teacher training college where I studied Science with maths and English as subsidiary subjects. Here I enjoyed myself very much. I joined  the Hiking Club and on a hike to Kinder Scout in Derbyshire, I met my future husband.102KINDERSCOUTI took up painting and a variety of crafts during the time when I was bringing up my children. I still do them when not writing. One of my favourites is tatting, a craft that not many people seem to do these days, which is a pity as it’s quite easy and makes many very pretty things.

 

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I now live in East Sussex with my husband and enjoy the company of my grandchldren

10 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. I find it very interesting to read about you. I ‘m one of twelve kids. I wasn’t sure about what I’d like to become. I went to school, kept going until when I was about to complete my master’s degree, I realized it was time to pick up a profession. I thought about it and decided teaching would be the best profession for me. Then it dawned on me I needed an education degree to fulfill my ambition. I went to school and in a year I was able to get myself prepared to teach, which is what I did.
    I loved reading your post about your profession and hobbies.
    Happy New Year.

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  2. Nice ‘about page’. I enjoyed reading it and recalled my childhood as a tomboy, climbing trees and electric poles (when no one was watching, of course). My children are still growing, but i hope i’ll still be writing when my grandchildren come around.
    Nice to e-meet you!

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