I got a job working for a glass blower in Somerset when I was 19, and learned the ropes doing all the cold work in the workshop when the glass came out of the annealer. I learnt valuable skills, starting with fused glass jewellery. I caught the glass bug.
Eventually, I moved away from Somerset and moved to Cornwall, and started working in independent cafes. This, in turn, led to a strong desire for coffee, and pursual of a horticulture degree at the Eden Project.