Although I’ve studied oodles of science in my youth, my main interests now lie in languages and the arts, architecture, animal rights, travel, good design and gardens. I also love flying, surfing, long walks and cooking. Apart from a geriatric cat, my husband and I are now empty nesters, a far cry from the old household with five daughters and pets. Although I would dearly love another pooch, a desire to travel more has put this on hold for the time being. I also have a small holiday rental complete with resident cats and co-manage our super fund which seems to do better the less we have to do with it.