I matriculated with university exemption in 1981, and after a stint at the University of Natal I went on to do a Business Studies Course in Durban before applying for a job with the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1984. I was based at the South African Embassy in London from 1984 to 1990, and on my return, accepted a job at the University of Natal Durban as Alumni Officer. During that time I was given the opportunity to write for the University publications, and I completed my BA degree majoring in English and Communication. More recently I ran a successful bed and breakfast establishment and homeschooled my children. I recently completed a Certificate in Copy Editing from the University of Cape Town, am editing and proof reading for a client at the University of Natal, and am reading towards my English Honours.