The older Lin becomes the more she realises how little she knows about life, but she marches on resolutely, out of step with her companions, hearing the music of her own drummer.

She is dismayed by the decline in standards of education, the rise in crime and the drug epidemic, which is sweeping the world.

A diminutive Scottish lady in her fifties she lives in Dundee. Do not let her size fool you, however, because when she finds a righteous cause she is awesome. You have been warned!

She hates: politicians, dishonesty, pretentiousness, 'pop' music, general hokum, bad manners, housework and tuna fish.

She loves: wit, laughter, enthusiasm, loyalty, Pepsi max and retail therapy.