Cartajima street scene

Return to Andalucia but why Cartajima?

Why Cartajima? It was just after the terrible events of 9/11 that I was moved to make a change in my life. I swapped sexy, sophisticated San Francisco for a remote Andalucian hamlet. Rather than power walking around Stow Lake … Read More

Cruising The African Dream

Cruising The African Dream

I was thrilled to be commissioned (i.e. paid!!) to write a 3000 word article for Practical Boat Owner about our adventures in Africa building and sailing a beautiful boat. And thrilled to see the finished article. … Read More

Welcome to Los Castaños - an interview with Di

Welcome to Los Castaños – an interview with Di

We were invited to represent the province of Malaga on the Boutique Hotel Spain site, truly an honour to be listed with like-minded owner-operated hotels in Spain. We were asked to complete this interview to showcase Los Castaños. It is here … Read MoreRead More

Like a phoenix Mjojo sails again!

Like a phoenix Mjojo sails again!

Once upon a time when we were very young and stunningly beautiful, my husband and I built a boat on the island of Lamu in Kenya where there was no electricity and no cars. Just lots of boats and a … Read MoreRead More


The Ocean Voyager and Me

It is a thrilling moment when you first hold a manuscript that has turned miraculously into a book. This has been a long time in the making and what a relief it is as well as a source of pride. … Read MoreRead More

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