Tell us a little bit about yourself - your hobbies; interests; passions in life.
AS the Matriarch of my family they take top prioritiy in my life. I am in great demand and I support them as much as I can.
What other interests or hobbies do you have (other than Eliters of course)?
I play Lawn Bowls - in the summer I'm at the club 3 times a week, and of course, my lovely garden
How did you learn about Eliters and when did you join?
7 years ago, Cammie x and Margaretdownunder persuaded me to join...willingly I must say!
How did you pick your Eliters' Name - does it have any special significance?
My first name is Valerie and I'm from Liverpool UK!
Tell us something unique or interesting about yourself that we are unlikely to know?
Are Redheads unique?....lol
What makes Eliters special?
I've made genuine friends here over the years. They so helped me cope when I lost Geoffrey, my husband of 51yrs
What games do you play? Are there any other games you would like to give a try?
I play bridge spades crib euchre...I have a photographic memory which can be quite helpful.
What is your absolute favorite game - and who taught you to play?
CRIBBAGE! My hubby taught me.
Do you currently hold any position in Eliters? Is there any particular position in which you might be interested?
No - the time gap and my other interests clash. Besides, I like playing.
What is your proudest achievement in life?
Holding our family together, and all being happy.
What is the most important thing for you in tournament play?
I always play to win.
If you could offer one suggestion to improve Eliters; what would it be?
It is hard to say, everything looks very organised to me.
If you had one wish; what would it be?
Be Happy and stay healthy
If you could use one sentence to describe the way you feel about Eliters to a prospective new player; what would it be?
Enjoy the company
What is the most memorable experience that you have had as a TD or a player; online or at a live event?
As a player actually meeting them...Margaret and Cammie - one of the best memories ever.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you since joining Eliters?
I have shared so many good laughs with so many friends it is hard to pick out one single memory.
What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you as a player or TD?
If you could be one person for a day; who would you be and why?
My mother, who taught me how to be in life.
You are given five minutes to evacuate your house; the kids and pets are safe - which three items would you grab?
My handbag, my computer and cash saved.
How do you pass the time on your drive to and from work?
Since I quit working my driving is maily to my club and back - I listen to the local radio.
Name your three favorite movies:
I love Harrison Ford...so it would be any of his movies.
Do you have any particular heroes?
Liverpool Football Club!
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I love visiting my family - going out with them, shopping, going on drives. I live by the Indian Ocean, beautiful country here perfect for spending time outside with people I love.
When I grow up I want to be just like:
Any last words for our readers?
Thank You all my special friends, in criby, Euchy and Spades.