I was born in rural England and grew up surrounded by rivers, forests and bucolic vistas. I spent several years of my life in cities, studying and working but always felt I didn't belong in urban environments. As soon as we were able my family moved back to the country and the kids grew up in some amazing places including the Warrumbungle National Park in New South Wales.
I now live in Tasmania surrounded by beautiful forests, beaches, mountains and farmlands.
My family thrives in the natural world and both children also live in a rural situation with their families. We truly appreciate the beauty of our earth, and we feel a responsibility to protect it.
As a young woman, in England in the 60s, I was anti-nuclear. I joined marches to ban the bomb and to prevent nuclear power plants from being built.