I live in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, UK. I have only recently started making paper cards rather than cross-stitching them! I am married to Ian, with a daughter and son in their 20s. We now have an adorable granddaughter, born at Christmas 2011, who has Downs Syndrome. It seems only 5 minutes ago that my children were babies and now my little boy is a daddy! 'Madcap Manor' is a description of my messy house as well as a nod to the brilliant, funny author Thomas Love Peacock.