I was born in Bloxwich Maternity Home in 1961. I attended Redhouse Junior School, and Aldridge Grammar School, (later Aldridge Comprehensive School). My degree in English was awarded to me, despite many distractions, by the University of London (Royal Holloway College).
I have worked in the international, temperature controlled haulage industry for more than 25 years.
My noisy, opinionated, much travelled, old Yorkshire pudding and I have been happily married for 20 years.