I was born 1stof April 1974 in Budapest, Hungary (I know, please do not tell me any bad jokes about this. I have heard it all before – Although if you think you have the best ever I might just listen to it). My mum and dad and many of my beautiful friends still live there. My sister, Rita, lives a couple of streets down from me and we are really close (she is beautiful, warm hearted and with a gregarious laugh).
I met my lovely Chris in 1996 and we married in 1999. He is great, a good laugh and has a much more pleasant manner than I ever had or will. We have a house full of boys, my stepson who is 20 and has got away to Sheffield where he is at Uni, our 9 year old, the solemn, sensitive, passionate and extremely generous one, and our little 5 years old, away with the fairies, la-la boy.
We have an open house with gorgeous friends whooshing in and out, a close knit circle who are very supportive.
My degrees and work all relate to people and how can we make living next to each other better.
I have done competitive sport more or less from age 6 till 16 (fencing) and kept up some sort of routine with more or less enthusiasm. In recent years I have taken to running and cycling. In 2011 completed a sprint triathlon and 500 miles cycle ride (which I recoreded on www.girlwiththebutton.blogspot.com)so I think I am pretty fit.
Diet is good, very good…. juice unimaginable vegetables, wholegrain, fruit, loads of water …
I like to think I am straightforward and uncomplicated. I like straight talk but not the merciless emotionless type. I don’t want to be talked down to, and get twitchy about being patronised. I am upbeat, positive and balanced but of course I wobble time to time. I am determined (Chris would say stubborn) and giving up is not an option. I still think I am more or less invincible.
I was diagnosed with colon cancer in November 2010 at the age of 36. I have had surgery and I am currently having active chemotherapy treatment and will be for a good while. Otherwise, I am very well thank you very much.
Oh yes, and any encouragement is greatly received. Thanks a lot.