My life mantra is ‘time is too valuable to waste’ and I have therefore always tried to make the most of every precious minute. Throughout my life I have applied this theory and have worn different hats, even that of Miss Gibraltar 1985! Ever since I can remember I have been painting and writing. As a result, a number of years back I published a short book based on my personal experience as a contestant at a major beauty pageant. I enjoyed this challenge immensely, promised myself I would write another and take the challenge further by illustrating it. Eventually ‘Don’t you Just Love Them’, materialised. This second book is a collection of true stories of the naughty and sweet stuff that children have said or done. Although my son was my original inspiration, I have also related stories from many others who wished to share their unforgettable tales. As my book has been a challenge I set myself, in order to show my gratitude to all who helped make it reality I have decided that most of the proceeds will again be donated to different charities.