story is quite unusual. We first meet in May 2000 at the inaugural
meeting of the crew volunteers for the 2004 Global Challenge.
In the ensuing 4 years our friendship developed. As with all friendships,
not without it's ups and downs. However, the consequence of this
has been that we married in August 2004, though we did not take
part in the Global Challenge, we have accepted the challenge of
marriage! We now live in Essex near to an estuary, where we happily
listen to the halyards on the boats. We hope to be able to indulge
in some sailing in the warm summer months. This page will give
you a very brief biography of each of us.
in Nottingham, Andy spent his early life in Nyasaland
(now Malawi) in Africa. Returning to England, he went
to Oakham School in Rutland, and finished his schooling
at Bemrose School in Derby. After gaining a degree
at North East London Polytechnic, now the University
of East London, in Stratford, he then worked in the
Pharmaceutical Industry in production for 26 years.
Firstly for Upjohn in Crawley. After 8 years there,
he spent a brief period with Paynes & Byrne, before
joining Wellcome in Dartford, where he stayed for
17 years, by which time the firm had become GSK. He
took early retirement, along with redundancy in April
enjoys travel, hence the trip around the world in
2003. Amongst his many hobbies, he enjoys Bird Watching,
Skiing, going to the theatre and Ballet, and DIY on
the house. Oh! and he supports Derby County Football
club, a really difficult hobby!
in Maldon, Lyn has lived all her life in Essex. The
early years were spent living in villages around Braintree,
before moving with her parents into Braintree. Latterly
she lived in Halstead, and now lives with Andy! Educated
at the County High School in Braintree, Lyn went to
work for Boots the Chemists where she trained as a
dispenser, before moving to work in a local GP's surgery
where she later achieved BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
There she rose to the ranks of Dispensary manager,
before testing her talents by taking to the road as
a medical sales representative. After 18 months, she
decided that it was not for her, and moved back into
Pharmacy, but this time in a hospital, and also with
a change to career, and taking on IT (Information
Technology) (Computers to you and me!) Starting as
Deputy IT Manager, she has recently been promoted
to Pharmacy IT Manager.
Andy, Lyn enjoys travel, and after the trip to Cape
Town is anticipating many more trips to exotic places.
She also likes the theater and Ballet, and is an avid
reader. She can't get enough of the written word!
Additionally she has become an Internet addict!