Hometown: Belleair Bluffs, FL
June 6, 2012
Born in Guildford, Surrey; grew up in Swiss Cottage, Hampstead, London. Went to Toronto, Canada at 17, then Montreal and Nova Scotia. In 1982 moved to San Diego after visiting 48 states and every province in Canada looking to resettle. Loved NS.
Met Neil in Toronto, married and moved to Nova Scotia. We moved to San Diego 1982 then San Francisco and finally back to the San Diego area where I became a high school teacher and where we lived for 23 yrs. I am now retired from teaching, but am a tutor for elementary students in reading and maths. I taught computer technology and applications at the high school. We left California because we felt it was too dry and too far away. We bought a 36ft sailboat here in the Tampa area so we decided to move here. So glad we did as we love the rain and all the green. We live in Largo, Belleair Bluffs, and now have a West Wight Potter P15 which we sail at the weekends. We sold the 36ft as there is too much shallow water here for sailing such a large boat. Love it here and intend to stay a while. Haven't met too many friends here yet but hope to in the near future.