I am a world traveller, or at least I used to be before my children appeared on the scene.
Born and brought up in England, I visited to many exotic places with my husband, as his job required him to travel a lot. The Middle East, the Maldives, Gibraltar, Singapore, India, Japan, United States, Canada I’ve visited small parts of all of these countries. I’ve even been through the Suez Canal just after the Middle East war and found this a fascinating experience. Plus I lived in Kuwait for two years before the troubles started.
My writing is enriched by these experiences, but please don’t rush off to my books expecting to find an exotic far off place as the setting. Then again maybe you will. Normal every day scenes to some, are exotic to others. We eventually settled in New Zealand and have lived here for over twenty years and brought up our children in this country. Of course children are always contrary and now they are adults they have returned to England, but we still love it here. Two of my romance books are set in this wonderful country I call home, with another set in wartime England.
I still love travelling and have recently visited my children in England, plus my beautiful grandson. It’s great to see the changes in the country I grew up in, and the changes in people’s lives. Nevertheless, it’s still wonderful to come home to peace and quiet. As I write this the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the birds are singing. Beautiful!
Travelling definitely broadens the mind. I’d urge anyone to give it a try. You don’t have to go abroad, visit a place in your own country where you’ve never been before. An attraction you wouldn’t normally go near. A museum you think will be dry and dusty. You’ll be surprised how much your interest will be peaked. Open your mind to the experience of life and see where it takes you.
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