I am a journalist and poet living in Bridport, West Dorset. Last year I reached what used to be a pensionable age.
In the 1970’s I was a founder member of the women’s theatre group Cunning Stunts.
In the 1980’s and 90’s, after becoming a winner in the Cosmopolitan Journalist’s Competition in 1985 (in the same week my eldest son was born), I worked as a freelance journalist, in London, for Cosmopolitan, She Magazine, The Evening Standard Magazine and, latterly, with a column on BBC Family Life in which I complained, with jokes, about life with teenage kids.
These days – after a decade lost to illness and Bad Love, I keep my hand in writing for Positive News and writing and performing with Some Bridport Poets.
This is my first go at blogging.