I was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. In case you think you know me, I attended Remuera Primary, Remuera Intermediate, Epsom Girls' Grammar, and the Auckland Institute of Technology. I was very involved with ballet during my childhood. It was lovely growing up in as beautiful a city as Auckland, known as the City of Sails, and I spent many pleasant summers in Coromandel, but I have always loved to travel. This strange but very sweet sickness continued (in fact increased) with my marriage. Luckily my husband worked for Air New Zealand. We moved to Dallas, Texas, in 1990. While here, I matriculated at Southern Methodist University (SMU), graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude.
Someday I hope to attend graduate school in law. It is great living in Dallas, the cost of living and shopping experience are just wonderful. The nightlife is also great fun, especially if, like me, you love dining and dancing.
I work for a company called (an internet consultancy) which is based in Dallas, Texas.
Collecting art, rare foods, antique bits and pieces. Secretly masquerading as junk, they will one day be revealed as valuable treasures.
My animals, including Little (born in New Zealand and featured on my home page), Smudge (an Himalayan from California), Tobymory (black angora rabbit, named after the Wombles of Wimbledon Common), and Miracle Fish (who magically appeared in my aquarium!).
Reading, especially mysteries set in England.
Watching British Comedies, such as Absolutely Fabulous, The Young Ones, and Girls on Top. I also enjoy American comedies, including Ned and Stacey, Friends, Cybill, Partners, The Crew, Murphy Brown and The Nanny, The Drew Carey Show, and Ellen.
My favorite ceiling. Have a look at more of the beauty of the Sistine Chapel.
Like many other New Zealanders, I love to travel all over the world. This is an all-consuming passion and priority in my life.
If you think you know me, or would just like to get in touch, please e-mail me
Copyright © 1996, Jillian D. Young
Last revised July 1, 1996