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I am a self-published author of 14 non-fiction books about travel, spirituality and philosophy. I may have inherited a love of writing from my great grandfather Sabine Baring-Gould who wrote numerous books.
( I’ve also written a fictional and inspirational book about a fairy who comes to planet earth to share her perspective on both dimensional worlds. )

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My father was a photographer. I remember spending hours watching how he developed his negatives, hung them up in his darkroom and then printed his photos – using traditional methods in those days. He was at peace in his dark room. We grew up in East Africa and my father took marvllous photos of the wildlife there – even when he went crocodile hunting! When we moved back to England, his love of photography continued.

I started with an inexpensive phone camera, then an inexpensive dijital point and shoot and now I am the proud owner of a compact point and shoot LUMIX panasonic, with a Leica lens.

I didn’t develop a big interest in photography until I needed photos for my books – and then suddenly I loved it! I started off just taking photos with a very inexpensive phone camera – and immediately loved the new ‘world’ I was in…….my camera goes with me now wherever I go.
My previous travels to India, Thailand, Alaska, Hawaii, Greece in past years – were great opportunities for photography and sunsets – but at that time I was more interested in the experience itself. I wish I had been interested in photography during those journeys!! I also lived in Zurich, Switzerland for 15 years – but didn’t take photos even though my ex-husband was obsessed with the perfection and quality of Leica cameras and Leitz lenses.

My husband and I love to go on driving trips with our dog, and taking photos of scenery.

I very much appreciate your comments and critiques about my photos, thankyou so much for visiting!

I am also a Medical Herbalist and Naturopath.

Note: Please do not click on the hyperlinks at the top or the “products” hyperlink. These other links will take you off my gallery to a generic Redbubble products page.

However the hyperlinks which are immediately under each of my artworks contain previews of that actual artwork in T-shirts, leggings, stickers, sweatshirts and hoodies, calendars, coffee mugs, tablet cases, device cases or iPhone or Samsung Galaxy cases, throw pillows, eco-friendly tote bags, duvet covers, iPod cases, laptop skins, metal prints, canvas prints, posters, greeting cards, postcards, or just about any other type of gift or collectible.

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  • Joined: June 2009

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