I am a retired registered mental health nurse with 30 years experience in a variety of different specialities and settings. I have worked in home and day care and am a carer myself. I have also been a volunteer for Riding for the Disabled and in school, listening to children read. I am practical, patient and am a good listener and always interact with people in a respectful way allowing individual choice and maintaining personal dignity. My hobbies and interests include music, reading, arts and crafts, diy and gardening. I am an animal lover having two rescue cats at present, and previously owning dogs and sharing horses. I have three sons and one grandchild.