||Was born in Cape Town, South Africa. Married first husband in 1959 and had three sons (now aged 51, 50 and 46). Second marriage to an Australian in 1979 and moved to Sydney, Australia in October 1980. Have four grandsons, ages ranging from 27 to 23 and two granddaughters, one aged 23 and the other only 10. My darling husband passed away in April 2002, four months after being diagnosed with lung cancer and Ellen's show played an integral part in my healing process from the time I started watching her show, which was approximately mid-to-late 2003. I try to live a healthy life, I walk 4-5 days a week and do what Ellen tells us to do each day: "Be kind to one another". The only family I have living in Australia are my children and grandchildren, the rest of my siblings and extended family still live in South Africa. Love animals, had a bitza Maltese poodle (a but of this and a bit of that) who lived to almost 20 and an Abyssinian short-haired pussycat who lived to almost 21 years. Would dearly love to have another animal but unfortunately we're not allowed animals in our complex of units. I fill this void by watching Animal Planet or National Geographic channels - my all-time hero being David Attenborough and then of course our very own Australian son, Steve Irwin, had his own show which I loved watching too. CRIKEY - don't know what else I can tell you about myself except that I love life and I love people. Oh yes, there's one more thing ... been an avid baseball fan since the 1950s. Always hoped I'd make it to America one day to see a real live game but unfortunately that never happened!