Portrait for @LinnetWoods
Background in agriculture (diplomas in Dairy Technology and Cattle Husbandry from Chippenham Agricultural College, UK. P.A. to Stephen Fry, literary agent in Meard Street, Soho, briefly. Girl Friday to Derek Seagrim, photographer, in Sedley Place London W1 and then audiovisual producer with Multiscreen Consultants Ltd in Paradise Walk, Chelsea. Trained as a terminal care nurse in the mid 70s. Tour managed a rock band in the late 70s, managed a guitar repair workshop in the West End of London in the early 80s. Returned to terminal nursing in the mid 80s. Ran the Job Club in Christchurch, Dorset in 1988/89 and moved to Spain in 1990. Worked on a fishing boat and in horticulture whikst learning the language. Lived in several countries from childhood onwards, sailed a 72' schooner across the Atlantic with one other crew member, toured the Caribbean, and sailed back, from 1998 to 2003 (learned to sail in 1960 on lake Naivasha in Kenya), played various musical instruments, wrote many songs of which some were published. Married and divorced twice. Living happily with my crewmate since 1996. Brought up speaking English, Italian and French. Fluent in Spanish, reasonably conversant with German. Still living aboard the schooner but permanently at anchor.
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