When I am not proofreading...
My family and friends would probably say that my hobbies are pointing out the misuse of apostrophes at every available opportunity, and my unhealthy obsession with making lists...but, hey, attention to detail is part of this job!
Of course when I am not proofreading I am – as you would expect – a voracious reader. I particularly enjoy biographies and works relating to the two world wars. I am very interested in military history and have visited the battlefields and cemeteries at Verdun (just the three times...), Ypres, Normandy and the Somme – a trip to Arnhem is planned for 2019. I love airshows as well!
I indulge in cryptic crosswords (I'm a slave to the Telegraph ones...) and any other fiendishly difficult puzzles I can find. When I haven't got my nose in a book I can usually be found wielding knitting needles. I am also trying (rather unsuccessfully) to learn crochet.
I also enjoy (?!) following the England cricket team, and have been very fortunate to see a test match in Cape Town and the World Cup in the Caribbean. I have also just been successful in the ballot for tickets for the 2019 World Cup taking place in England, and will be off to watch the Final at Lord's.
However, my perfect pastime is to lace up my walking boots and set off for one of our national parks or beautiful coastal paths.