Rose Redston is a retired nurse who enjoys life with her husband Roger between a house in Mornington and an apartment in the Arts Precinct in the heart of Melbourne. Rose trained as a nurse at University College Hospital in London, working on the ‘Geriatric Ward’ where she noticed that “the ability to return to a home without design for daily living forced most patients to take a place in a nursing home, separated from family and friends”. Rose and Roger, a doctor, spent years working in Uganda, operating a family planning clinic and visiting clinics helping girls with vaginal and rectal fistulae caused by obstructed delivery. In Australia, Rose reared a large family and gained a double major degree in English and History from Monash. Rose and Roger ran a Protea plantation on the Mornington Peninsula after which they planted an olive grove.