After a brief spell ashore, she again got itchy feet and in 1976 joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as Ambassador’s PA, a position she held, and greatly enjoyed, for thirty years. Her postings took her to the Philippines, Peru, Guatemala, Chile, Mexico and Hungary. She retired from ‘The Office’ on 16 April 2005, her 60th birthday.
Single (her love of travel somehow always seemed to get in the way of marriage), upon retirement Gillian became, and still is, a Registrar of Marriages in West Sussex, a job she also loves. Now she marries everyone else!
Hobbies: travel; photography; bell-ringing; modern languages; gardening; golf (1991 Hungarian Ladies Open Champion) – and, of course, writing!
Throughout her life, Gillian has enjoyed photographing and writing about all the exotic places in which she has lived, and which she has visited, mainly in short articles for societies and other groups.