I'm a very proud mum to four and grandma to four. I am a retired teacher who is now on the other side of the desk - studying part-time for a History degree. The 'Ark' relates to the family being animal mad. I'm presently 'mum' to a large and loopy Bouvier de Flandres, Murphy and have a very independent cat - Simba, aka Mr. Simms. I have been crafting since I was small starting with knitting and sewing - not surprising as my grandma was a dressmaker and milliner. Now I just love having time to make cards.