About me

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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. The camp is a haven for all kinds of wildlife, especially birds, and one of my favourite ways to relax is to sit near one of our bird baths and watch the birds taking a dip. The nearby river and beach are also great places to view birds.

If you want to know more about Balaba Nature Camp, you can read all about it here.

I also keep a personal blog about my life here in The Gambia. You can find that at Life in The Gambia.

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.

I hope you enjoy this site dedicated to birds (although occasionally some other wildlife might sneak its way in!), and I do hope you will leave a comment or share your experiences too.


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