Born in Melbourne, Victoria, 12 August 1950. Eldest of seven children. Family moved to Canberra, Australia's capital in 1960,and I hated it. I thought it a hole and still do - it is horrifically cold during winter. Did OK at girls' Catholic High School. Married at 28,had 4 children by Cesaerian Section. Natalie (now nearly 28) Stephen (25) Tarynne (almost 22). Lost second baby, Neil, 14 weeks due to cot death never got over it. Moved to beautiful Perth in 1986 and became typical overachieving mature Uni student, maintaining course average of 85% over 3 years (nearly killing myself). Pulled out when pressured to enrol for Honours in Visual Arts. Not for me, the academic life! Owned small business 3 years (interior design) until professional scam artist lost us everything. Worked as retail manager for years until 2 work accidents to spine Discovered I have the bone age of a 95 year old woman. Due to many bone fractures and pain, require daily morphine and hate whole thing. Husband "could not bear" something(??), and left 2 years ago. Never so peaceful and content in years! Now have 2 gorgeous grandsons - Dylan 2 and Kieran, 1 month.