Lindy Furby has had a long and interesting career in education. She taught in two primary schools in Brixton London. She then became a primary maths consultant for the Inner London Education Authority; her job was to encourage enthusiastic mathematics teaching. To facilitate her work she took an OU degree in mathematics (and cried her way through summer school – she is not a natural mathematician). Next she moved to Bradford to become a senior lecturer in maths and mathematics education and gained a Masters degree in Maths and Maths Education. After twelve years another move north took her to Edinburgh where she briefly taught in an infant school and then started work at St Crispin’s special school. She found the work enjoyable but very challenging and went on many courses including a Diploma in Autism and Forest School Leadership in her effort to improve the outcomes of her teaching. Now she has retired and spends her time skiing, mountaineering, ski touring, painting, printmaking, travelling and recently writing a book.