Favourite quote –
Pain is inevitable, misery is optional, so stick a geranium in your hat and be happy!
Frances was born without a silver spoon in her mouth, and raised (wearing gumboots) on a Northland farm. Following a busy few years living in California, she returned to Godzone as a single parent with four children (who are now all adults).
She joined Grapevine in 1992 and is currently our Finance Manager and sometimes Staff-Writer.
In her spare time she writes radio scripts for the ZB network … escorts travel-hungry Kiwis to Spanish-speaking destinations … and spoils her three grandchildren rotten.
Favourite naughty snack: Scorched Almonds … a box at a time!
Favourite quote: “Pain is inevitable, misery is optional, so stick a geranium in your hat and be happy!”