I was admitted to the Tylers & Bricklayers in 2002, after enjoying many events whilst accompanying my father Christopher Bull.
I am a member of the rather widespread Bird family. My great grandfather, Stephen Bird was Master in 1914. Unfortunately his only son, Eric, was killed in that war, thus missing a generation until my father joined the Livery.
I was delighted when my eldest son, Edward, became a member of the Company in 2010, making three generations of the family in the Livery at the same time. I was born in London, and brought up and educated in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. I trained as a paediatric nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital, during which time I met my husband Nigel, a GP, and moved to Norfolk, where we still live. We brought up our four sons there, and I started and owned a nursery school which kept me busy for seventeen years, only retiring when our first grandchild was born. I currently work one day a week, still with mothers and their babies. I enjoy music and singing in two local choirs now I have more time.
I was admitted to Court in 2014, only the second lady to do so. My husband is also enjoying retirement, so we can spend more time in Somerset and London with our sons and their families.