I became a CCCA group 2 judge in 1993 and group 1 in 2004. I have had the privilege to judge in most states of Australia and overseas, and been involved with the running of many shows, beginning with a show neuter in 1977. My family enjoyed showing our neuter for several years and we decided that he needed a friend. So, this was the beginning of my involvement into the world of breeding. Famous last words, "we will just have one litter" and here I am more than 30 years later. I have never stopped breeding Siamese and Orientals in most colours and patterns under the TOMELIMA prefix throughout all of these years, striving for the 'modern' style of Siamese/Oriental and importing several from the UK, Europe and NZ to give me out crosses and update the type, while also opening the gene pool.. I have exported several of my kittens to NZ and USA and they have achieved their highest awards, while here at home many of my babies have done well for me in most states of Australia. I was founding President of the Sunshine Cat Club and have also served on a number of committees of several clubs, while I always enjoy judging and involving myself in the Cat Fancy in general and hope to continue for many years to come.