Former SPICE GIRL Emma Bunton is happy to wait before settling down and having kids - she wants to live her life fully first.

The singer, 28, insists she's not envious of former bandmate VICTORIA BECKHAM's family lifestyle, and is content to enjoy being single and wait for 'Mr Right' to find her.

She says, "I'd love to do everything before I have my children, because then I'm going to want a big house in the country with horses and to spend my time with them.

"I'm a big believer in fate, and I think marriage will happen when I am ready. I've been out with guys both in and outside the business, and there isn't much difference.

"I want someone confident and funny who will be a good father. I haven't considered that before, but I do now."

26/01/2004 17:34