Hi, I am from Portsmouth, UK. I went to school on the Isle of Wight before sixth form at Havant College. Universities were Manchester and Oxford. I have lived in several countries since, but my ties to Portsmouth remain very strong. My second son is a serving Naval Officer; he was born in St Mary's Hospital Portsmouth, which is also the first hospital I worked in. My last place of work was Jakarta, Indonesia, where I worked on developing a safe natural childbirth method. My youngest child is Georgina, who is 16. The four older children have all grown up and flown the nest. We currently live in Phuket, Thailand, for part of the year.