When not walking around England and Wales, I live in Bethesda, Maryland, with two dogs, parakeets and a pond full of goldfish. I'm lucky to work for a very understanding employer, the World Bank Group, which has given me a year off to go walkabout. I've worked in development for most of my career, and have been lucky enough to live in some wonderful places, including Botswana, Malawi (where Melitta and I met), the South Atlantic island of St Helena, Swaziland, Poland and the United States.
I cannot claim expertise in anything but I do enjoy sport and follow teams which have the capacity to sometimes thrill and often disappoint - Chelsea, England, the Washington Redskins etc. I have three wonderful children, Emily, Nic, and Georgie, and many great friends. Sometimes I enjoy a run, and more often I enjoy a beer.
Fiona Marley Paterson, ITV Border
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