Up to 1990 I probably couldn't boil an egg. Then following a trip to Italy I decided to try making a tiramasu. It didn't look that good but all who tried it, enjoyed it. I decided to be less ambitious after that. But as the years passed I did become more ambitious probably due to a slow but continuing success. Due to a lot of travel, I then started buying cookery books from Countries I had visited and trying out my favourites when I returned home. This appeared to be quite successful and i feel my ability progressed quite well Now I cook on a daily basis, and while a lot of the food I cook is based on overseas recipes, it is not entirely so. Most people who I do cook for seem to be well pleased with the end result. I think I would now be called a "Hobby Cook"