A former careers information officer, English teacher, youth leader and
conference host, Tarja Moles now works as a freelance writer and researcher.
A native of Savonlinna (Nyslott in Swedish), Eastern Finland, she was
lured into settling down in the UK after an encounter with an English
dentist at the British Museum café. She warned him that she had
a history of biting dentists fingers, but he merely shrugged his
shoulders, smiled and bought a pair of gauntlets.
She is a typical Finn in that she loves the sauna, misses plunging into
frozen lakes and is allergic to everything. But she believes the genes
for endurance sports must have skipped a generation since the game of
geocaching with a GPS on Dartmoor is about as much as she can handle.