Born in Wiltshire, England, in 1963, I studied geography at Cambridge University. I took a course in magazine journalism after university, working as a journalist and in public relations before deciding to go freelance in 2000. I now work as a feature writer and book author, photographer, editor, PR consultant and copywriter.
I speak French and Spanish but my strongest foreign language is German; I attend classes at the Goethe Institute in London and have developed a deep interest in the cinema, politics, history and culture of the German-speaking world. I passed the Zentralemittelstufenprüfung exam in 2004.
As a travel writer I specialise mainly in European travel, often focusing on strongly artistic, historical or cultural themes, particularly in southern, Central and Eastern Europe. A confident and experienced cook, I take a strong interest in the food and wine of the countries I visit. Since 2000 I have also written about restaurants and bars in London.
As a PR consultant my experience embraces political PR at a local, national and international level, as well as business to business PR and lifestyle topics including travel. My greatest strengths are in copywriting, publications and press relations.
A keen painter and skier, I also enjoy walking, swimming and mountain biking. I live in De Beauvoir, London, and St Gilgen, Austria, with my partner Geoff.
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