Born and bred in Manchester, I crossed the Pennines to study at Sheffield University, where I met Alan, husband and bridge partner of many years at the bridge table. Whilst supposedly studying for an Arts degree, (it was the Swinging Sixties after all…) I caught the bridge bug and have been an addict ever since. Now settled in Cheshire we have 3 children and 5 wonderful grandchildren.
I first became a teacher of French, but switched to Special Needs where I taught extremely challenging Autistic children, which I managed to survive in spite of near strangulation and other scary moments. Since retiring, my other interests include tennis and bridge teaching.
I play mostly with Alan but some years ago, in a first time partnership with Steve Eginton, we won the Brighton Pairs which gave us free entry to the European Pairs in Sorrento. There we reached the Open final but then fell away. However the experience was useful and the next year we won a silver medal at Ostend. In 2003 I played in the English Ladies team with Sally Brock at Menton and still ruefully remember the cold 5CX I played off in the first hand of the knock-out (nerves). Later on, with Tracy Capal I won the National Women's Pairs, performed well in the trials and we were selected to play in the Lady Milne.
I am in a bit of a hiatus at the moment but, to quote the immortal words of the Terminator: "I'll be Back!" (I hope).
Last updated: November 2013
Lady Milne selections: 2009
Brighton Pairs, Harold Poster Cup Winner: 1999