Musician, computer wizard and life-long under-achiever
I was born in London, England, and now live in Exeter, UK. I embarked on a program of self-improvement in response to the mid-life crisis, reviving my former love of singing and becoming a self-taught computer “geeklet”. For several years I've used computers for music synthesis and recording with inexpensive or free computer software. I earn pin money as a singer, often using backing tracks which I make myself.
Previous voluntary work includes time spent as enabler at Fairbanks Family Centre, Exeter Disabled Young Adults Centre and Exeter Magic Carpet, doing furniture repairs at Exeter Turntable Project and helping with Art & Craft in my son's class at school.
I have a degree from Exeter University in Sociology. Further Education includes Art “A” Level (1996), NVQ level 2 Computing, and singing lessons. A carer, I work at home designing websites and making backing tracks for singers and other musicians. I have produced and recorded several audio CDs (my own and other people's), including The Tsunami CD, a family compilation which raised several hundred pounds for the 2005 Tsunami Relief Effort.
Hobbies include playing the flute and recorder, walking the South West Coast Path and swimming.