Dorothy Taylor has just entered her seventh decade but can’t quite grasp how quickly she got there. She is happily married to her husband of thirty-eight years and lives in Scotland. Having spent the last decade and more in the far-east in support of her husband’s career, she has now retired and is using her nesting instincts to feather a new home and get used to an new life-style. As a podiatrist, and a teacher of podiatry, in her early life, she had little time to write, so has found this hobby late in life. The desire to write became nascent when she resigned from her job to become an expatriate in 2000 and needed something to fill the void. She also found a useful occupation in teaching English as a second language. That required a lot of study and a newly acquired love affair with our peculiar style of syntax that is so alien to other tongues.
She has two married children, one of whom has the travel-bug and lives in Shanghai, the other of whom is a home-bird, reluctant to leave her native soil. Dorothy has one grandchild, whom she adores, and spends her time reading, writing, walking, cycling and playing mah-jong. Travel is still central to her dreams and much time is spent planning where she and her husband can go next.
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