Carol Bujeau is a former communications strategist, who has a keen interest in interior decorating and furniture design. A Cordon Bleu graduate, with a certificate in diamond grading, she is a student of ikebana and calligraphy. Carol has travelled the globe with her husband, John Holmes, the former Ambassador of Canada to the Philippines, Jordan, Indonesia and Turkey, as well as non-resident Ambassador to Iraq, Timor Leste, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan. Carol and John have also had diplomatic postings in Barbados, Ghana, and the United States. They live in Ottawa and have a cottage at Val-des-Monts, Quebec.