I was born and grew up originally in Cheshire, before moving with my family to live in the Lake District - then, more recently, in London and in Lincolnshire.
I have worked in general retail and also in legal bookselling. I have also worked, more recently, as a church administrator. I was already involved with this church (in the City of London) - and I have made many good friends there, initially as a regular member of the congregation, and then through my work there.
Many of these friends are musicians, and, during the Coronavirus lockdown, I have been helping them on a voluntary basis with advertising for their online recitals/concerts/rehearsals/music lessons.
I am also a regular member of a Shakespeare reading group - my interests certainly lie primarily in music, drama and the arts in general. I also enjoy outdoor activities - walking, and observing nature - which is of course particularly pleasant and congenial during lockdown. In addition, I find cooking and gardening very therapeutic.