abby, margaret

21 August 2018

700 women. photo © copyright Rachel Adams

I spent my first 18 years in Rotherham. Love and work brought me to Southampton. 22 years later, I still love living by the water – I feel like I live on holiday. Love affair ended before I met my husband, James. With the arrival of 3 children, my career turned sour. I have re-invented myself as a blogger, a writer and a mum. Re-invention seems important to me and to women throughout history. This is my first visit to GHT. I feel at home.

700 women. photo © copyright Rachel Adams

– fell in love with this area when visiting the New forest as a child

– moved here to work at Southmpton Solent University, became a Professor there.

– awarded MBE for services to education, by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, beautifully decorated with wonderful Christmas decorations

– active with the 3rd age centre to support the elderly of southampton, and to encourage girls into IT via BCS