Thank you for diving into my first blog.
I have lived in Africa since 1997, now married to a Dutch flower farmer, with two adorable daughters. I am a full-time mother, the most fulfilling job I have ever had. Before I left the UK I worked as a Specialist Investigator in London.
I took a career break to come to East Africa as a volunteer, for an NGO, MEDAIR, and spent a few months in the Democratic Republic of Congo, before relocating to Uganda.
I am a complete Francophile, loving both the language and the culture, spending time in France, at least twice a year. I recently completed a four-week immersion course at L’Institut de Français, in Villefranche sur Mer. It was the experience of a lifetime.
I love to listen to stories, to read, to travel and explore. I have a wicked laugh, and the best friends. If I had to choose one word to describe me, that word would be ‘passionate’. Capital ‘P’…
I have a story to tell; this blog is primarily my journey, with all of its ups and downs, of the acquisition of the skills I need, to write it. On reflection, I have many stories to tell, which are unique and personal as all stories are.
I plan to post weekly on this blog.
As I have started the journey, I find I have to write about those issues which resonate with me, specifically Human Rights. I have created a separate page for those posts, which are my opinions, but are a starting point for you to consider your own, or to become an advocate and get involved.
At some future point I plan to share my writing on firstname.lastname@example.org
So now I am an aspiring writer, ready to dip my toes in….