Victoria Hamer grew up in Ireland, under the spell of Wexford Festival Opera, worked at Glyndebourne Opera and at the Royal Academy of Arts, was a Care Worker and now works with Children’s Services, East Sussex County Council. In 2011 she had a Stroke and has successfully returned to work.
Strokes can be different. Mine was the bump onto the floor, curled-up banana, non-speaking, non-walking, non-thinking, non-writing sort. Mine was, in TV scheduling terms, was at the graveyard time, early (6.30am) on a Sunday morning, when the outcome is statistically supposedly very dodgy as no stroke consultants are necessarily on duty at the hospital and a skeleton staff is on duty.