Brought up in Stockton-on-Tees, went to Sheffield University to study Architecture and ended up with a degree in English. Took a secretarial course and worked in an Architect's office hoping to put myself through art school. Met Graham, married and moved to Saudi Arabia (where I was PA to a Government Minister), then Iraq (I did a correspondence course in Interior Design to fill up the time), then Hong Kong. Our two boys were born there and I worked as a freelance graphic designer. Back to UK (Englefield Green) in 1997, did MA and PhD at Royal Holloway, London University (a hop and a skip down the road). Moved to Kent 2003. The rest is history.