I am a retired educator, in schools and museums. Much of my life has been spent on overseas postings with the government. I am an avid traveller, and have acquired a few languages during my life. My favourite destinations tend to be exotic: Middle East, Central Asia, Russia, but France and the UK give me great pleasure too! I love classical music and am a subscriber to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, a follower of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and regular ABC Classic FM listener. I love theatre, and frequently attend plays put on by the Sydney Theatre Company.