About me

Here are a few things you might like to know about me.

My husband Michael and I live in France. We spend our summers cruising on our boat, Olivia Rose, and in winter we house-sit, having found it a brilliant way to travel. Our home is a small off-grid cabin in the Pyrenées-Atlantiques region of France but as travel is our priority at the moment we don’t spend very much time there.

I am an author and my books are born from our travels. My first series goes under the umbrella title of In Search of a Simple Life and consists of three books. Just Passing Through follows us as we sell our house, buy a boat and learn how to live a nomadic life afloat. The second book, A Simple Life, has been an Amazon Bestseller and shares our experiences as we turn an empty shell of a cabin with no electricity, kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, and where the loo is a bucket in the shed, into an off-grid home. The third and newest book in the series, published in 2022, is called The Turning of the Seasons, and it goes back to a more settled period in our lives when we had a smallholding in Wales. In many ways it was the best of times, but the urge to wander and to explore was too strong, and so we left our much-loved animals and the beautiful hills of Wales behind to begin our life afloat.

I am currently working on a new series called The Constant Traveller, and expect to publish the first book in the spring of 2023. This will be part-memoir, part-travelogue as our travels take us further into Europe and we fall ever more deeply in love with a nomadic lifestyle.

That’s all the official stuff, but what about me as a person? I love blue skies, new places and new faces. I delight in finding pleasure in the small things and in keeping life simple. One of the richest treasures of a travelling life is to meet a stranger and find a friend. I am forever restless, always looking round the next corner and I can think of no better life than the one I live now.

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