I was born in Dunfermline, Scotland and at a very young age I moved to Hampshire.
I was educated at Westfields Primary School before going on to Yateley Comprehensive School. This was later followed by Yateley Sixth Form College.
I moved into the village in June 1980 with my parents and I have lived here ever since.
My children attended the village school but now unfortunately live outside of the village. My elderly parents live in Holt Fen and no doubt a lot of you have had many a conversation with my Dad who you will often find sitting on the bench outside his house.
For the past 18 years I have worked in Adult Education for Cambridgeshire County Council.