55+ ; born in South Africa ; now residing in the United Kingdom ; Mother (of one fabulous daughter) ; daughter ; eldest of 5 sisters & 2 brothers (1 deceased ) ; Aunty to 3 (2 girls & 1 boy), Great-aunty to 7 (4 boys & 3girls) ; Cousin (to many) ; Sister-in-law, and eagerly anticipating becoming a granny.
I am passionate about travelling and love planning trips to and exploring new and exciting places. I am an enthusiastic photographer (still learning), adrenaline sports lunatic, personal development ex-junkie, and all round lover of life.
I love reading, writing (2 published books), writing poetry (published), reading poetry and biographies of interesting people e.g. Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela. I thoroughly enjoy swimming, cycling, walking, caving, cruises, teaching, blogging, twittering, developing websites (with help from my #1 daughter), exploring, history, the English language and collecting travel magazines.
I am 90% vegetarian, a daily activist, concerned about the future of our planet, keen to leave a legacy, and care about children, animals and adults in distress. Oh and I love cats and small, baby creatures.
to keep up with me and my travels visit my ‘other’ blog at :
http://www.calane55.wordpress.com/ (non active right now)
my photos of the English Country/side at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/notjustagranny/sets/
my current project is London and I blog at: http://www.3daysinlondon.info where you can find out more about this fantastic city
p.s. I also have a blog called: http://www.takeonlymemories.wordpress.com
you can also find me on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/notjustagranny