My name is Joy M. Lilley, I came to writing in the autumn of 2008 when I first retired from a long career in the nursing profession.
I have a husband, three step children, one son and six grandchildren. I’m not sure how it could be possible, but I also have three great grandchildren. As you can imagine Christmas time and other celebratory occasions are busy and getting ever more expensive. However the advantages of having a large family far outweigh the disadvantages.
Although retired, I now find myself working in a busy District General Hospital Out-Patients department. I had always missed bedside nursing after I acquired a middle management post in administration, in which I spent the last twenty years of my employment. The satisfaction now felt in working a few hours each week and having the chance to talk with patients and colleagues is so gratifying.
Joining the United Kingdom’s Rock Choir, has given me a chance not only to make new friends, but to be able to sing a variety of songs from rock to gospel, and popular music. We have had the opportunity to sing in the great venues of London including the O2 Arena, Wembley Stadium, and the latest mission just before Christmas 2013 was to sing on the B.B.C’s evening The One Show.
Reading, swimming, dancing and enjoying the theatre are also hobbies of mine.