I'm a 'late life' mother and domestic scientist. I worked for 25 years 'outside' the home mostly in media related industry and lastly 10 good years at TV3 in Wellington. My Grandma, Wilda, was a tailoress and my Nana, Minnie, a dressmaker, and I have always liked to use my hands to make things too. I'm also very passionate about treasure hunting in all manner of junk, vintage, op and recycle shops. It is the thrill of the hunt for me. Birdy Cottage in Greytown is our country hideout, a sad and filthy little cottage rescued and given a new and shabby life. We love it there. At the moment I'm inspired by all things colourful.