Fancy exploring the world?
I am an ordinary person who from time to time seeks adventure and extraordinary experiences. I have done some pretty cool, challenging and amazing things, and in the process learned a lot about myself and the world around me.
To have an adventure you don’t need lots of cash, or be super fit. Anyone can do it, you just need a little imagination – and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone occasionally!
Come explore with me!
My travel quests so far have seen me trekking up mountains in Peru and Nepal, cattle ranching in Uruguay, cooking in Vietnam, teaching music in the Galapagos, learning the art of mediation at a Zen Buddhist monastery in Japan, visiting the hottest place on earth and lots more.
My latest adventure: trekking up Ben Nevis for Alzheimer’s Society
Dementia has sadly touched a number of people in my immediate and extended family with devastating effects. I’m passionate about finding a cure for this brutal disease and am raising money for Alzheimer’s Society; so far I’ve raised over £6.5k!
Hear my stories come to life by booking me for a talk!
In my spare time I give talks about my travels (in person or online) to clubs, societies and schools within Kent and London. During the pandemic talks would be online via Zoom, however I’m planning to get back to ‘in person’ events towards the end of the year.
Next scheduled talk: Friday 24 September 2021, Medway Geographical Society, Holy Trinity Church, Twydall, Gillingham, Kent ME8 6JU
“Have flute, will travel”
Music is very much a part of my life, and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be a volunteer music teacher in the Galapagos for a few weeks back in 2017 (see above).
Back home, I regularly perform in both solo and orchestral concerts on the flute/piccolo and sing in a community choir – and do the odd composition!
My music: listen to a Galapagos-inspired piece on YouTube