I was born in York in a Nursing Home next door to York Minster on 17th March 1947. When I was 18 months old we moved to Scarborough where I spent my childhood.
We moved back to York when I was 14 and I was married for the first time in 1967. I have two daughters, Elizabeth born in 1972 and Jacqueline, born in 1974.
My husband was moved first to Inverness and then to Kirkwall by the Royal Bank of Scotland.
I have lived in Kirkwall since 1975 and have worked as an Auxiliary Nurse in the Balfour Hospital for 31 years.
After my divorce I married Leslie Flint. He was a keen amateur photographer and some of his photographs can be seen in two albums in the St Magnus Centre Library in Kirkwall, recording weekly, in photographs, the building of the St Magnus Centre from the cutting of the first turf to the opening on St Magnus Day 2001 by the Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway.
These photographs were taken with Leslie's camera using 35mm film. The purchase, some time later, of a digital Fuji Finepix camera was one of his greatest delights. After his death in 2003, my daughter Elizabeth said that I must continue to use the camera, as we both knew he would have wished. I now have a much smaller digital camera which fits easily into my handbag.
I still use Leslie's prized digital camera from time to time. Both my daughters are keen on photography and Jacqueline has a lovely collection of old cameras including my Aunt's Kodak Box Brownie and my Father's Voigtlander.
When I retire I hope to develop my love of photography, and improve my technique.