I am a retired teacher who writes novels and paints. I play vigorous doubles tennis every week with three of my friends. I also walk and take photographs of birds and animals. I am very compassionate towards animals and people. I looked after my mother when my father died. She lived to 85. I also film and edit videos. I have done a St. John's Ambulance first aid course that was upgraded. I am observant. I am good with my hands and can fix things. I have a driving licence. I get on well with people. I like working with people of all ages. I speak some French and some Italian. I worked in Italy for two years teaching English.