Quite simply, Doreen Simmons is unique.

Is there another who, graduated in classics and theology, is also a professional sumo commentator? Is there another intellectual, a Mensa member, who lectures, travels and writes, who at age 68 decided to go bungee jumping? Could there be another actress and singer with "a Mozart voice" who says she calls herself "a novelty percussionist having a vast assortment of scrapers and clackers"? At different pubs three times a month, she plays the bodhran, the Irish drum, and thinks she may be the only bodhran player who has also accompanied bluegrass performances and a belly dancer.

Doreen has zest for living, originality and confidence.