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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 24th September 2012

On Monday mornings I receive Analysis of my Website and the key words by which people are drawn into my site other than specifically asking for me. It is interesting to see some of the questions posed there which brought folk into the site so I’ll attempt to answer some if not all of them. These were the latest queries which I’ve answered below.


No, I haven’t done any Voice Over Adverts for Radio but I gather there is someone who imitates my voice and don’t know if it is the same one as years ago to whom I was actually introduced – nice enough but I think it is a cheek to impersonate my voice and make money out of it. I’ve even had friends insisting that they’ve heard me advertising something or other.

My Ancestry is French on my Maternal Side and on my Father’s I’m not quite sure. An Atkins went out to India at the time of Clive of India in 1752 and the family stayed there with my father being the first one to come back to England just before Partition in India around 1935.    So I might have some Indian in me because there were many intermarriages.  In fact, being an incurable romantic, I think I'd like to find that there was.  However, my widowed grandfather married again and for some reason the children of the woman he married took our family bible in which all the hatches matches and despatches were catalogued. To try and trace the ancestors today would be a difficult and I suspect an expensive task.  I have a few leads and might put my mind to it after I've completed my 'Searching for René' Project.

I don’t have a daughter only one lovely son who now lives in Australia.

I have a sister – Gillian

There was certainly no ‘romance’ between myself and David Spinx on ‘Celebrity Come Dine with Me’ – but clever editing can say almost anything!! I haven’t seen any of my fellow contestants from that day to this.

And again No – I don’t have a boyfriend.

Roland Klein gave up designing many years ago. I loved his clothes, so classic, so tailored, so French. However I heard from him the other day and he is now designing a less expensive range which you can order through the Internet at

And – Best seats at the Marlow. Well that is a question of preference – I like to look down at the stage not up and get a crick in my neck. I always try and book in the middle of the Upper Circle.

I think that’s enough for now.

Au revoir, Jan

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