Since 2009, when I retired from a wonderful career as a librarian in the public library system, I've enjoyed a whole new life, doing completely different things to what I did in my working life.
I have a whole range of hobbies, the main ones being cardmaking and gardening, but I also spend time knitting, crocheting, cooking, and reading.
I have a sweet English cocker spaniel named Will (the black dog in my photo - sadly, his sister Shea passed away recently). He's full of energy and so my days include long walks with him.
Since retiring, I've been teaching beginners' dog obedience classes, volunteering at the University of British Columbia's Botanical Garden, and volunteering with Southlands Therapeutic Riding Society, helping with horse riding for children and adults with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. I also take riding lessons myself and have totally rekindled a childhood love of horses.
I live in an older neighbourhood of Vancouver - a gorgeous city in British Columbia, Canada. There are woods and beaches really nearby, and the climate is mild - ideal for lots of outdoor time and gardening!