I live in Adelaide, midway between the city and the beach and on the bank of the River Torrens. Adelaide is a small capital city where one can get from one side of the city to the other in 30-40 minutes (depending on traffic). I am retired, have 2 children Vanessa and Darryl and 5 grandchildren..Ella-Mae 18, Mitchell 7, Kaelem 5, Daniel 3 and Ashlyn 3. I have been married to Malcolm for 44 years. For fun - usually friends over for a barbie or drinks...and relax! Other than that I do crosswords and Logic Problems...and read a lot. After nearly 7 years of babysitting (on set days of the week) it is now over...yippee. Now we will go off in the caravan when we feel like it, although we have another granddaughter on the way (next March) - no babysitting though. Daniel has been diagnosed as autistic, so DIL has left work to put in extra time with him. I don't have a favourite cookbook . I've got far too many and I cannot name one as a favourite. My passions are my grandchildren, animals AND of course cooking. peeves? don't have any.