Early in 2018 I “retired” my event and wedding business. Highland Occasions By Design would have been almost 13 years old. But after a life changing charity trek in the Sahara Desert I decided my life needed more space to enjoy the things I have worked hard for. And for friends and family, of course. So I took a wee sabbatical, did some volunteering in Africa, some walking in Portugal and came home to make some decisions.
I have always had a passion for the written word. I read my first “proper” book before I was officially allowed a library card. My Mum had to prove I could read. And this is when it all began. I always had my nose in a book. Every Christmas a new Dean and Son classic, or three, would appear on my presents pile. By 14 I had already passed my English O’Level with “essay writing skills beyond her years”. Their words, not mine.
So when I began to wonder where I might channel my energy, my immediate thoughts were to write. She Wordsmiths is where you will find me blogging. Travel, Africa, adventure, women's health and lots of random musings. I write for me – and I also guest blog for other businesses. Because blogs are a great way to create dynamic content, right?
I also love to rescue old furniture. Be it period or simply "fed up with it", I take it in and give a little TLC. Wax, paint or upholster. It's mainly for fun, but it keeps me busy.
I am also the Tech Support on the Association of Scottish Businesswomen ExCo committee.
Sector: Creative arts and design
Gallowhill Cottage, Glenlivet Ballindalloch AB37 9DL