I was born in Islington, London, but now live in Rayleigh Essex, with my husband and two dogs, Jonah and Hunter.
I am a Registered Osteopath and Complementary Health Therapist, but I have many and varied other interests as well. I qualified as an Osteopath over twenty years ago. While this is my ‘day job’, I have an eclectic mixture of hobbies and other interests. I read voraciously and when I become interested in a new subject, I go into it as deeply as I possibly can and research it thoroughly. Some have been part of my life for decades and others are newer. I am and have always been an animal lover; I love to travel, but my favourite place is Norway. My latest interest is Richard III and I ended up so obsessed that I have now written a trilogy of novels about him. It was the fulfilment of a life-long ambition to write a novel, which started when I won a writing competition in my local library at the age of nine.
About my talks...
I have given talks on several subjects ranging from Handwriting Analysis to Norway, Osteopathy to Chicken Keeping, Self-Publishing to Genealogy. These were to varied groups such as the U3A, carers’ groups, women’s groups and church groups and I often have repeat bookings. I generally use PowerPoint Presentations and have my own projector, laptop and screen, although if you have a large venue you might want to provide a microphone and speakers. I also try to get the audience to interact if the subject allows for it and welcome questions about the talks. Providing I am available I would be willing to speak at short notice. My talks are about 45 minutes to an hour, but depending on the amount of questions, may go on longer if you wish.
I charge £50 (plus 50p per mile return trip from my home in Rayleigh if more than 10 miles away). I am open to negotiation in case of charities, etc, who have limited funds.