|Panoramic view of Tumut, New South Wales|
My parents were German migrants who came to Australia separately in the 1950s and later met and married here in Australia. I grew up speaking both English and German, and I’m grateful for my bilingual upbringing because to me, being able to speak a second language gives you deeper insight into the cultures and different mentalities of people around the world. It probably also aroused my interest in travel and languages at an early age, and I’ve learned a smattering of French, Italian, Japanese and Hindi over the years.
|At The Great Wall, China|
Maurie, my first husband, died of cancer many years ago now, and Bobby is my second husband who started out as a penpal living in California. He came to Australia in 2009, and we married soon after. Once his application for residency in Australia came through, we decided to leave the noise and pollution of Sydney behind and move to Tumut.
|I lived here, in Manly, Sydney, for most of my life|
Also under our roof live a special little dog named Cisco, and more recently also an adopted stray cat named Sookie.
|Cisco is a gentle and intelligent long-haired Chihuahua Cross|
|After living in the rough, Sookie now spends all day in her very own soft, plush bed!|