I am Norwegian by both birth and upbringing, but I have lived and worked in this country for nearly 50 years. My working life was spent in the Health Service as an occupational therapist and manager for nearly 40 years. I am widowed, but enjoy a large and extended family, and since my retirement I am able to spend more time with the Norwegian side of the family. I was licenced as a Reader in the Anglican Church 2009, and have enjoyed both my work and worship in our benefice very much. My church background is very different, coming from Lutheran /Penticostal /Baptist origins. As I am, at heart, a country person, supporting the worshipping community in our village churches is close to that heart. My interests seem to grow as I get older, but at the top of the list sits gardening, craft/needle work, nature and people.