I have been a businesswoman and intermittent freelance journalist for over fifty years, mainly in Kenya.
My six children and seven grandkids are scattered over three continents, so I developed a taste for travel, and in 2001 “walked” round the world, buying a bird book in every country I visited. I have written numerous magazine articles and short stories, two newspaper columns and several newsletters for various organisations. I co-ordinated a cookbook, “Museum Mixtures” in aid of the Kenya Museum Society in 1989, and have written a History in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of my local church, St. Wilfrid’s.
Breath of Africa, which is dedicated to the people of Kenya, is my first novel, published in 2013. I Lift Up My Eyes, published in 2014, is a novella set in East Sussex. And in March 2017, Grass Shoots the sequel to my first book, brings the saga up to present day Kenya.
I have managed my own Guest House and Riding School, and worked as a freelance Secretary. While home-studying for a degree, I started a consultancy business, providing human resource and computer advice, locum services for small businesses, and doing Organisation Reviews and Project Management for leading Management Consultancies in Kenya.
After graduation in 1995, I was Head of Computer Studies/IT at Hillcrest Secondary School, Nairobi for five years.
From 2002 I have had my own consultancy in Eastbourne, UK, mentoring small business start-ups as an Associate of EDEAL.
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