I was born and grew up in Nantwich and was educated at Nantwich Grammar School. I lived with my parents until I married Keith in 1972 and then moved all of 2 miles to Willaston. In 1979 a work-related move took us up to Lytham St Annes, and a subsequent work-related move brought us back to Cheshire in 1985 when we settled in Sandbach.
We have two daughters, who both attended Sandbach High School. Our eldest, having graduated from university at Liverpool, moved around as a teacher and now lives back in Sandbach. Our younger daughter graduated from Cardiff University and for the last 21 years has lived in Hong Kong with her husband and two teenage sons. Originally a journalist, she retrained whilst out there and is now also a teacher.