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A Bit About Me

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I started on my journey as an author in 2020. Thirteen years earlier, I started a different sort of journey - leaving my job and home in the North of England to renovate a semi-derelict stone farmhouse in Beautiful Green Galicia in northwest Spain with my then partner and now husband, S (and that's another story as they say).

I am part cook, part gardener and part builder's assistant.

Between us we have created a beautiful home to live in and we manage to keep ourselves in veg, fruit and nuts year round. We keep rabbits and chickens and live the good life here in Galicia.

My first book Plum, Courgette & Green Bean Tart was launched on July 1st 2020 in paperback and eBook. The Writing Home trilogy chronicles our endeavours to be self-sufficient and create a home for ourselves in this most beautiful part of the country.


Now we have finished our renovations (more or less), we are making the most of our spare time to discover more of this varied and beautiful area, and to discover more of our amazing world. Join me to travel around Galicia and travel around the world in my new travelogue memoir series Travels Around .


​Oh and do you want to know where my strange titles come from?


They are the fruits and vegetables which grew the best in each of the years covered in my memoirs. I set myself a task: to make each cover recipe and believe me... some were easier than others!!

You can taste them in the recipe section of my books. Enjoy!

My Books

Cover of book: Camino, a peanut butter, marmite and banana butty. Click to visit Amazon site
cover of book: Tomato, Fig and Pumpkin Jelly. Click to visit Amazon site
cover of book: chestnut, cherry and Kiwi Fruit Sponge. Click to visit amazon site

The Writing Home Series

Join me in my writing home series of travelogue memoirs and discover a different Spain in our adopted home here in beautiful green Galicia.

Our adventures began in 2004 when we set off to walk the Camino de Santiago, and fell in love with the area. Camino – or a peanut butter, marmite & banana butty, is FREE to my subscribers. Click here to join up.

In 2007 we moved into a semi-derelict stone farmhouse in the Lugo hills. Plum, Courgette & Green Bean Tart – seeking la vida dulce in Galicia, tells the story of our first year battling bats, the erratic Galician weather, and the inevitable Spanish mañana timekeeping, through letters home to my mum in England.

Christmas in Galicia is an exclusive short story, available only in Mid-winter, of Mum’s first Christmas spent casa nosotros, and a fun-filled two weeks it was! Join my subscriber list to find out when Christmas is coming round again.

In 2009, not having enough to contend with in a still partly renovated farmhouse, and a weed and mouse infested allotment, we decided to get married in Galicia. Did we succeed against the terrors of Spanish bureaucracy? Read Tomato, Fig & Pumpkin Jelly – wedding bells in Galicia, to find out.

What do you do when you have almost, but not quite, finished self-renovating one ruin? Buy another of course! At least you do if you are us. Why? Because, after seven years of persuasion, Mum finally agreed to move here to Galicia – if we found her a house. Find out if we get the casita completed on time with the help of our army of ‘workawayers’ and join the fun when Mother makes three in Galicia. Chestnut, Cherry & Kiwi Fruit Sponge – A final year to write home about and Mother makes three in Galicia is the last in the writing home series. It is a bumper read spanning two fun-filled years. Subscribe now to get bonus material and photos.







 Travels Around Series

Whilst working on my Writing Home series of travelogue memoirs, I was acutely aware that many of the places we have discovered over the years wouldn’t fit into those stories. Thus was born a new book.

Pulpo, Pig & Peppers – travels around Galicia, is part travel guide, mainly travelogue memoir, of places, events and attractions we have visited and enjoyed. But most of all, it is a love letter to our adopted land, and all the beautiful places she hides here.

I invite you to join los tres as we visit some of our favourite places in this wild and unspoilt part of the Iberian Peninsula.

Whether you know the area already, plan to visit sometime, or just enjoy armchair travelling, I hope you will enjoy discovering Galicia with us.

Also available in Large Print

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What happens when you take the country souls out of Galicia and throw them on an unsuspecting world?

Lisa and hubby S are leaving their home in the wilds of Galicia in NW Spain. But only temporarily, as they embark on a trip round the world. It’s S’ 70th birthday coming up and Lisa has the perfect holiday planned – until that planning begins to unravel before her eyes.

From the frozen wastes of Japan to the steamy city of Singapore, and from Australia’s outback to the heart of Santiago de Chile, Lisa and husband S travel the world discovering new places, and realising they don’t remember familiar ones, on this trip of a lifetime.

Workawaying as volunteers on three continents, driving across Australia’s notorious Nullarbor Plain and sailing to the end of the world – what could possibly go wrong with such a perfectly planned trip? And will home be best after all, or will Lisa and S be bitten by the travel bug? It doesn’t take long to find out.

Piles of Books

"I read therefore I am"


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