If you are like me, you’ll appreciate writing in beautiful surroundings.
It’s nothing new – many famous writers and authors have taken themselves to hotels, beautiful homes and stunning locations for creative inspiration – but, it is very powerful.
The province of Cadiz has something special. I have loved it since the first day I came to this part of the country in 2000. Every time I arrive back in this mountain village, I feel inspired to write and that’s why I’d like to share it with you too.
On the practical side
I know the area well and source the best local services working with colleagues and contacts that I love and trust. Insider knowledge enables me to provide an unforgettable stay as I introduce you to people, places and experiences you may not otherwise discover during a short visit.
My fluent Spanish skills mean you can feel safe in the knowledge that I can translate if necessary, trouble-shoot, deal with enquiries and offer advice about the area, the food or whatever else you’d like to know.
I am a qualified Spanish and English teacher in adult education and a trained coach. Over the last 20 years I have taught, coached and trained, run workshops, blogged, travelled, delivered talks at conferences, collaborated with a well-known educational publisher, taken school children away on adventure holidays in the Spanish Pyrenees, managed a busy department, created leadership, assertiveness and emotional management courses in Spanish and, believe me, it doesn’t get any scarier than standing up in front of a group and delivering content in a foreign language, and still found time to read as much as possible. All of these experiences have allowed me not only to develop skills in a range of areas, but also helped me to be prepared for anything! Most of all they have taught me that taking well-spent time out is invaluable for our health, wellbeing and creative thought process.
I now split my time between Spain and the UK facilitating group sessions on writing for wellbeing and personal development in the community and online and teaching academic skills with INTO at Exeter University.
Organising retreats helps me to lead a lifestyle that combines many interests. I enjoy travelling, writing, food, locally grown organic products, walking and being outdoors. I like to support ethical businesses, artisans and fair-trade and love to relax with a good book. Perhaps the next one will be yours?
I’m a member of NAWE and Lapidus International and a Writing Producer with Paper Nations.
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