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Classic Diamond Buckinghamshire Vivienne
Hello everyone I’m Vivienne Radfar, I’m 59 married for 35 years with two wonderful children. I have always challenged myself and am proud to be able to say that although I have mainly worked as a PA for the last 30 years, I also have a first class law degree and post graduate diploma in law. I started my degree at the age of 39 on returning from Norway where we lived for 3 years. This was a personal challenge to me as I never had the opportunity to go to university when I was younger. I was over the moon to achieve a first and was then sponsored by my employer Santander to do the Legal Practice Course with the University of Law. So – apart from my legal qualifications – what have I done in my life? I am proud to be something of a quiz buff and over the years have appeared many times on TV quiz shows including, Mastermind (twice with different specialist subjects), Jeopardy, In it to Win It, Pointless, The Chase, Tipping Point, Perseverance, Chain Letters, Wheel of Fortune, No Win No Fee, Timekeepers, Catchphrase….. these are the ones I can remember lol At 32 I saw a bellydancer in a restaurant and decided I wanted to learn myself – that started me off on a (so far) 27 year journey of being involved in this beautiful and very much misrepresented dance form which can be traced back over 2000 years. Over the years I have been both Editor and Chair of the Mosaic Arabic Dance Organisation, and in 2005 started to teach bellydance myself. I now have my own dance troupe called the Cairo Cats and we had the great honour of being chosen to take part in a dance festival at the Rugby World Cup in Milton Keynes in 2015. We have helped raise thousands of pounds for charity over the years by dancing at many charity events all over the country. I truly believe that dancing helps keep me young and I am particularly keen to promote it as a form of exercise-not only for the body but for the mind. A 20 year university study has proven that dancing is the best way to reduce the risk of the onset of Alzheimers by a massive 76%…. As my dear beloved mother was diagnosed with vasculardementia last year, this is a cause close to my heart and I have raised over £2000 by doing two charity calendars for Alzheimers Research and Alzheimers Society.I am the main carer for my beloved mother and I am passionate about challenging stereotypes around ageing… Particularly for older women. I’m so excited and honoured to be part of the Diamond family and can’t wait for the finals..