Jo is a Mum to 3 grown-up sons, wife to her soulmate and honorary auntie to all the BCS staff.
She is an avid animal lover. Jo’s menagerie once consisted of 3 boxer dogs, 2 cats, 4 chickens, an aviary of birds and a horse called Pumpkin. These days she loves and adores her one and only boxer, Lola (named after the song by The Kinks).
Jo loves the 60s. Sadly she’s not old enough to have lived through them, but instead likes to spend her time attending Mod and Sixties events, watching live bands and playing her husband’s original 60s vinyl collection. Her parents were rockers during the 60s… they once commented on how on earth they’d managed to produce a Mod!
Most weekends Jo can be found at one or many of Thanet’s various micropubs, relaxing with her husband, people-watching, sampling various ales, wines, gins and/or ciders, and generally enjoying life. Cheers!
Jo met her husband on Facebook. He was living in Germany and moved to a new country to be with her. How great is he?!
Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
Jo once thought Dog Showing might be fun; she travelled to various championship shows, clocking up thousands of miles. All in a bid to qualify for Crufts, which they did. This didn’t turn out quite as good an experience as she had hoped. Spent endless hours stuck in traffic on the way to Birmingham for Crufts, did her bit in the ring, spent endless hours stuck in traffic on the way home, then promptly retired from dog showing, for which Lola is very grateful.