Please tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a 58 year old retired teacher / librarian. I am the wife of a dentist, mother of three daughters and grandmother to one gorgeous baby girl. I endure the gym and enjoy swimming, drama, food, wine, good company, reading and gardening.
What's your story about?
My obsession with my (biggest) defect - my teeth. My teeth made me keep my mouth shut and my profile low. Life overtook me in my twenties and I suddenly realised that my problem was in my head. The confidence given and support provided by my husband needed celebrating. It also made me realise how much I had forgotten and forgiven in relation to my father.
Has this always troubled you?
Yes, if you become too self-absorbed, you make mountains out of molehills. It is good to stand back from the problem and try to see it from others' point of view. Life's too short and important to dwell on personal defects - enjoy the good things!
How did you find the workshop experience?
Three things come to mind: the sense of friendship and mutual interest; stimulating and sympathetic instruction and learning new skills and learning more about myself.