Jakks has left the responsibility of the classroom behind and is now determined to fill her days with as much music and adventure as possible. She has been a member of Blackpool’s one and only Samba drumming band for the last 14 years and has now joined a second in Lancaster to add to the experience. She a WOMAD regular but her musical taste isn’t easy to nail down; as long as she can sing or dance to it, it must be good. Her passport is always at the ready even if recent travels include India, Cuba, Peru and the Travel since retirement has been to India, Cuba and northern Peru and in the last 12 months the Antarctic and the West coast of South America on a small expedition ship. As long as there is music and places to visit Jakks is happy.