Author Topic: Hello- Scottie here  (Read 8947 times)


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Hello- Scottie here
« on: October 04, 2012, 12:05:45 PM »
Well, Linda actually, but Sjogren's World has a Linda already, so I'll stick with Scottie!

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, I now live in the North East of England with my long suffering husband and grownup children, who, by the time you have read this, will have flown the nest.

Born in 1952 (do your maths and I won't have to update the bio yearly!) I went to Glasgow School of Art, specialised in ceramics and moved to the north of Scotland to be a potter. I met my husband there. He was in the merchant navy. I left work and traveled the world with him and I wouldn't have missed it for anything.

The next twenty years were spent bringing up children, the hardest job I've ever done. I get bored easily though-not to mention broke-and so I did intermittent work as a pottery teacher, a painter of miniature houses, a face painter, a song writer, a puppeteer and a tutor. I taught communication through drama to young adults with learning difficulties.

Once the kids were old enough I realised I needed a proper job, so I went back to college to get some qualifications.

I'm now a youth worker and basic skills tutor and combine the two, working in alternative education. I work part time. Youth work is a great job-you get paid to have fun! Where else do you get paid for going go-karting, skiing, sailing, bowling, hill walking, mountain biking, etc?

Of course there's a lot of that I can't do any more but I do what I can.

Basically I hit fifty and fell to bits! Since the onset of menopause I've been diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Lupus, IBS and osteoarthritis. I've collected far too many 'ologists' and am doing my best not to collect any more.

My hobbies are singing with a group of women-(we're not a choir-we sing in a group because none of us are confident enough to sing individually!)-and my computer, which is how I found Sjogren's World.

Every cloud has a silver lining and the people I've met at Sjogren's World are mine.

I feel very privileged to have been asked to become a part of it and look forward to meeting you at chat (European time)

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