I began my career in journalism as a reporter on a local newspaper in Norfolk. A desire to get away and explore the world took me first to London (where I produced in-house business magazines) and later to Holland, where I edited a global company newspaper. This was followed by relocation to Africa and then the Middle East. I moved to Southern Spain in the late 1980s and enjoyed some 20 years there as a radio broadcaster. In 2006 I was awarded the “Communicator of the Year Award” for a series of programmes The Tsunami – One Year On, charting the reconstruction process in Sri Lanka.
It was in Marbella – after meeting Jenny Gucci – that I became interested in the real story behind the world’s biggest fashion house and Gucci Wars was first published in 2008.
Three years later I returned to the UK to produce website content for two Harley Street eye/vision clinics and also retrained as a celebrant (with the UK Society of Celebrants) enabling me to create and present bespoke, unique and memorable ceremonies for all life events.
My two adult children live with their families in Barcelona and Brussels and three years ago I married Rob Ollman and happily returned to my roots settling down in the beautiful Norfolk countryside where I am currently writing my first novel.