From earliest awareness I was, like Monet, overwhelmed by an undeniable passion within me. Mine was to work in the theatre, but after several years as an actor, I strayed from my chosen path when my own family became as large as that of Monet's. I joined the teaching profession where I taught those with special needs and also the gifted and talented. I taught from A Level Drama and English all the way down through Key Stages 2 and 1 and finally Early Years, whereupon I once more jumped ship. Since then I have been exploring this wonderful world, sometimes on a motorbike, doing a variety of voluntary projects such as the 'Sing Around the World' day and teaching in India besides devising a series of workshops (or Playgrounds). Both the Theatre of Attraction and Monet Talks focus on the development of individual self-appreciation and the excitement of diversity while creating a more joyous future. I think this is what life is all about and no-one, I believe, lived this philosophy better than Claude Monet.