All About Me

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Welcome to my blog all about my life in The Gambia.

I am a retired headteacher, sharing my time between Devon, UK and The Gambia. When I am in The Gambia, I spend my time helping my husband to run a tourist eco-camp in the heart of the peaceful Gambian forest. There is no mains electricity – we use solar power almost exclusively, although we do have a generator which we run for an hour or two in the evening if we need to! All the water comes from the well, and all the cooking is done on an open fire. If you want to know more about Balaba Nature Camp, you can read all about it here.

My friends suggested I keep a blog about my adventures in The Gambia, so they can keep up with what I am doing, but I also try to give my readers a taste of Gambian culture and lifestyle. So whether you know me in the ‘real world’ or not, I hope you enjoy reading my posts and looking at my photos. I hope you will leave a comment if you find things interesting. If you have any questions about life in The Gambia, do let me know and I will do my best to answer them

A little bit about me:

I am a freelance writer, and I am also a keen crafter, especially needlework. If you want to read about my crafting projects, take a look at my crafty blog called ‘Stitches ‘N’ Dreams‘. I also love birds and wildlife, photography, reading, all kinds of music, walking, gardening, and of course, travelling.

Happy reading!




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