Well, you know my name, though everyone calls me Charl. I live in South Wales with my parents near both the coast and country side, yes, it's always raining! I am a shopaholic and a bit obsessed with pugs. I have a degree in Business Management and a Masters in Business and Marketing, so I love computers and being creative. I really enjoy travelling and use the train regularly (love London!). I have met quite a lot of people with Ataxia from both the UK and the rest of the world. One of my best friends who I met four years, also has FA.  She doesn't live near to me but we meet up quite often. I would encourage anyone with Ataxia to meet others as you can share experiences and stories that others may not understand. Having Ataxia doesn't have to be a closed book :)