Where would you call home?
Wimbledon, London (home of the oldest tennis tournament in the whole world)…but it’s been 10 years since I’ve lived there.
What languages can you speak? French fluently – I moved to Marseilles at 18 years old to study, then on to Paris after graduating and worked there for 10 years. Enough German to get by as a tourist; I can read and speak some Korean, and some basic Polish of course.
What brings you to Warsaw and what was your journey to get here? My husband’s work for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office brought us to Poland 4 years ago. Before that we posted in Budapest, Hungary & Seoul, South Korea.
Who have you got at school here? Annabelle in Year 5, Adam and Daniel in Year 2
Any other children? I come from a big “twin” family and have an identical twin sister…but was still a massive surprise when we found out we’d also be having twins! So I’m done at 3, thanks!
Any pets? There is a rumour going round that someone might be getting a fish for their upcoming birthday!
How did you get involved in the PTA? It was mentioned to a PTA member that I’m an Events Organiser. They asked if I could help out with the school quiz and from then on I’ve never looked back!
What do you do with the PTA? I open the second hand uniform shop bright and early every Monday morning; I’m the UK Country Representative and take the lead for the British table at the International Fair; I’ve helped organise the School Quiz night for the last 3 years and I’m our Year 5 Class Friend – a great way to help parents and teachers. I’m also a serial baker and will always provide some sort of cake (some more successful than others) at any Bake Sale. I’ll be volunteering at the Book Sale, Sports Day even sorting out all that lost property – if I’m free I’ll always help out.
Best thing about volunteering with the PTA? The kids gets so excited when they see their Mum in school…that won’t last forever so I’ll enjoy it while I can!
What would you say to somebody thinking about volunteering for the PTA? If you have some free time, come and give it a try. Everyone is very welcome and it’s lovely to see new faces.
What’s your favourite thing to do with your family in Warsaw? My husband loves to explore our host country and we have visited some weird and wonderful places…
Can you tell us a joke? Q: What do you call a bear with no teeth? A: A Gummy Bear