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Introduction Born in London, moved to Kent at age of 8, then to Essex when I got married. "Emigrated" to Moray in 2002. Have owned and shown dogs since 1978. First breed was Old English Sheepdogs, then added Lhasa Apsos in 1983, a Lagotto Romagnolo in 2000 and Shih Tzus in 2003. The latest acquisition is an Affenpinscher who took up residence this year (2008). Enjoy showing my dogs and judging. I have stewarded about 1,000 classes at all levels and show managed open and breed championship shows. My showing is more limited now as the distances are far greater from Moray to the general championship shows. I will retire in 2011 at which time I will have more time to travel, but probably not enough money to get to the shows! However, I am always hoping that either Ernie or the Lottery will come up trumps!
Interests Dogs (surprise!), crosswords, dogs, music - jazz and classical, dogs, live theatre, dogs
Favorite Music Anything by Ella Fitzgerald, Saragh Vaughan, Barbra Streisand, Nora Jones, Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Elkie Brooks & Cleo Lane. Jazz greats such as Oscar Peterson, Stefan Grapelli, Groups such as Il Divo, opera (Paverotti and his co tenors) and classical composers - Bach, Mozart, Elgar and Beethoven.
Favorite Books Catcher in the Rye, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Anna Karenina, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Gone with the Wind, Winnie Pooh