I retired to Southern France from UK in 2000 with my husband. I have always enjoyed cooking, and learned a very international cuisine from my Polish mother. I enjoy the cookbooks of Nigella Lawson. Languages are one of my passions, I enjoy music and sing in a local choir. I am very involved in the running of events in our tiny mountain village. We have a beautiful garden, created from an acre of wilderness by my husband, John, who now is able to provide many different fruits, vegetables and herbs for us to use. We have five animals, three dogs and two cats and I have a baseball cap, bought in Australia, which states that "My grandchild is a dog" (no room for the other 4). I have one son living in Toronto, Canada, and my elder son living in Liverpool, U K.