Virginia was very interested in art at school and won the art prize. On leaving school attended Winkfield Place for Cordon Bleu Cookery and flower arranging with Constance Spry. Went to art college and university in Grenoble, France. She later worked in kennels for both dogs and cats.
Loves sport and enjoyed fencing, skiing and archery. Played tennis, squash and badminton for West Hants Tennis Club.
Won first prize at an art exhibition in Romsey and also for her watercolour at a CADArts Exhibition in Christchurch.