Lynne spent her childhood years aged 6 – 10 in Moenchengladbach, Germany as her father was serving with the British Army of the Rhine. Years later she returned to Germany on honeymoon to the Moselle with her husband Oliver. Since then, they have lived and worked in Germany several times and both speak German. Lynne has an honours degree in German and Spanish from UWE, Bristol. They both joined BHC 25 years ago and have visited Hannover several times and Lynne served for a few years on the BHC committee as social secretary. They have recently returned to live in Bristol after 8 years in Germany where Lynne worked for the Academy of European Law in Trier. Lynne is now semi-retired and lives in Clifton.