60+ born in South Africa; a British Citizen as of 2016; Mother (of one fabulous daughter) ; daughter ; eldest of 5 sisters & 2 brothers (1 deceased ) ; Aunt to 8 (4 girls & 4 boys), Great-aunt to 3 (2 boys & 1 girl) ; Cousin (to many) ; Sister-in-law, soon to be Mother-in-law and 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 (3 published books – 1 on London), writing poetry (had a few 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, exploring, history, the English language and collecting travel magazines. Currently enjoying the #walk100miles 2017 challenge.
I am 90% vegetarian, a daily activist, concerned about the future of our planet, anti-plastic, keen to leave a legacy, and care about children, animals and adults in distress. Oh and I love cats and small, baby creatures.
I am also a domestic abuse survivor.
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 and my travels at :
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