I live in a little village in the middle of Sherwood Forest - Robin Hood country. I retired from teaching 12 years ago, as my health gave up on me. I have an underactive thyroid, a pituitary that is giving up on me almost 30 years after surgery to remove a tumour, and I've recently been diagnosed as diabetic; all my recipes are diabetes-friendly. Despite bits and pieces falling out of use (joints and back mainly) I still love to cook. I like to give my own version of classic Indian recipes, with variations. I also love handicrafts such as X stitch, dressmaking, knitting and crochet, and I've recently joined a local choir, having studied music at College.