Natalie Gist went to school in Leicester- her form room was about twenty feet from where Richard III was recently found and now forms part of the visitor’s centre. She, and pretty much everyone in her school year, was delirious with excitement at the discovery of the King so close to where they now wished they had paid more attention in History lessons. When Leicester City Football Club won the Premiership in 2016, it was reported that everyone in Leicester was drunk for a week.
After leaving school, Natalie was an undergraduate at Warwick University. It is all a bit hazy, there was quite a bit of drinking and a lot of dancing, but she must have gone to some lectures as they did give her a law degree. Continuing in a similar vein, she moved onto Nottingham Law School as a postgraduate. Qualifying as a solicitor in 2001, Natalie practised law in Stratford upon Avon where drinking and dancing in the office is frowned upon, except at Christmas.
In 2007 Natalie became a mother for the first time and wrote her first book ‘A Mummy’s Guide to Gardening’ in 2009.
Since 2009 she has squeezed two more people out of her person and kept them all, and their father, alive. She lives with all four of them, her dog, Beatle, and her deaf and aged cat, Rosie, in Warwickshire. The above picture is a view from one of the walks that Beatle takes her on.