Kate Shrewsday Kate Shrewsday is a journalist, musician and former head teacher.

Kate Shrewsday is a journalist, musician and former head teacher.

She studied music at Southampton in the eighties before beginning work on a local newspaper, the Bracknell News in Berkshire, and moving on briefly to the Kent Messenger in Maidstone, Kent.

Three years later, in 1992, she retrained as a teacher at Walpole's folly, Strawberry Hill near Twickenham.

After working her way through the ranks, by 2000 she had become a head teacher in the Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac, and then stopped play for a family.

Ever since, she has done a bit of everything: theatre managing at a haunted theatre, teaching, some unconventional mothering, absolutely no ironing whatsoever and a semi-daily blog which you can find at www.kateshrewsday.com