Currently we spend a lot of time in the mountains of southern Spain where home is a log cabin in ten acres on the side of a mountain overlooking the Med. Well, it was 10 acres, but 7 of them have been spirited away and called the Parque Natural.
Early career as a life coach/personal development/ motivational analyst. The use of graphology or handwriting analysis was a major factor in the success of the programme. I wrote articles, lectured widely, gave seminars on the graphology and appeared on radio.
Developed a definitive career transition package and applied this successfully to a few thousand clients with a strong emphasis on personal empowerment. Managed a large national redundancy/outplacement programme, delivered lectures, wrote articles on empowerment. Lectured to Royal Navy Resettlement and wrote a weekly bulletin sent to RN bases worldwide, wrote regular articles for local papers and newsletters.
Joe and I then shifted focus towards corporate PR, being used as a think-tank for some wide-ranging empowerment issues, and ideas for attracting and securing membership of one of the largest legal professional networks in the country.
Once mission accomplished and we left Devon we began restoring some ancient, neglected, ugly-duckling properties around the country.
Appeared on BBC’s Countryfile and won acclaim and a TV slot for restoring a centuries old manor house in Derbyshire.
Became a publisher by default in 2004. My father had just written his memoirs about his derring-do as a Spitfire pilot and jet aviation pioneer but his ‘vanity’ publisher scarpered with the £6k, ditched the manuscript and original photos. Result: Wunjo Press was born and An Evil Boy was finally published.