Cath originally trained as a journalist and wrote for The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and The List. The unfortunate decision to step sideways into comedy management almost caused her to lose her sense of humour and having tired of the egos of small time performers she then moved into museums hoping to indulge her passion for costume history and display.
A family situation which some have suggested Eugene O’Neill could have turned into a play (those of a kinder disposition have suggested a Wes Anderson film) forced her to move to an area of France that no British person, or indeed anyone in their right mind, would usually consider. Its sole redeeming feature is its proximity to both Paris and Brussels, with the Netherlands not being too much of a stretch. Over the past nine years she’s taken every opportunity to escape/explore, preferably off season when it’s less crowded and a little bit chilly.
She has also written for BBC Culture, The Independent and The Museums Journal.