Pauline (Mum) – Having started life in the workhouse (the same building as the maternity ward) together with an Italian grandfather (hence the surname Vergnano) I progressed from an acquired country Dorset accent through school in London, then Wye in Kent, and to the wilds of rural Hertfordshire. My London University college was the sister building to the sanatorium down the road, but I did get my chemistry degree.
Then I went to Kings College Cambridge, collecting both a PhD and Trevor, my husband. For the latter I needed a special licence from the Archbishop of Canterbury to use the college chapel. Since then we have lived in the Peak District; Cleveland; and Hertfordshire; then in 1990 we left for the USA (Pennsylvania), Belgium, back to Pennsylvania, and now in Geneva (one of those contracts where they promise you will be “home” in three years…)
I enjoy meeting people from an international background, and have helped several families move into and out of this area. I am running the (very important) food side of the Alpha Course, am President of the Gideons Auxiliary, and active in the local church. In between I enjoy good meals, and the one time French Desserts Champion is right at the end of our road. We have bought a house in Saint Genis Pouilly, and we have been able to offer hospitality to several people already. Come and see us!
See Trevor’s Page