We returned to the UK in 1982, and in 1984, I became a single parent of my 3 teenage boys, (I can't recommend it!), for the next 7 years. At the same time, I put myself through school (my sons' Comprehensive) to take A levels, Loughborough Art College, University of Derby and the University of Huddersfield, earning a Ceramics degree and a PGCE in Special Ed. Needs. However, teaching jobs were scarce, unlike today, so I became Departmental Administrator to the Dean and Heads of Department at Nottingham Business School, The Nottingham Trent University for the following 8 years. Believe me, Business School lecturers and Profs. are NOT dull and boring! Still plenty of Special Ed Needs though!