I was born at the back end of 1981 (I know... it's hard to believe) and gained my first taste of proper adventure in Snowdonia on a rare family holiday in 1989. Here I completed the assent and descent of Moel Hebog and from that moment on Snowdonia held a special place in my heart.
Shortly after that trip my grandparents raised me. My Grandad was a huge influence on me and was a King's Scout back in his childhood days. He always taught me that ANYTHING is possible and always used the motto "Cheerfulness in Adversity".
As a child I was always a bit of a tomboy; playing football, climbing trees and exploring the local woods. It was not unusual to see me abseiling out of trees on a summers day!
In recent years I have been involved in a couple of self-planned fundraising ventures (involving lots of walking), writing and illustrating a children's book for AMECA.org.uk and being involved in Scouting as an Assistant Cub Scout Leader, Beaver Scout Leader and am now a member of my local District Team and County Team.
I have a husband, two young children, a couple of Working Cocker Spaniels and reside on the Cambridgeshire / Bedfordshire border where I can often be spotted out and about, I also enjoy playing the drums!
I am a keen explorer and adventurer of the UK; this combined with my passion for photography makes the perfect partnership when I am out and about.
I am also a talented illustrator and have written and illustrated a children's book.
March for Mitch
(Oxford FC to Stevenage FC)
I organised and planned a group fundraiser in memory of the ex-Stevenage F.C player, Mitchell Cole.
The walking expedition set off from Oxford F.C's home-ground and ended at Stevenage F.C's home-ground 42 hours later, arriving just in time for the first kick-off of the home season.
Through much campaigning and promotion, the expedition managed to raise £7,000 for Cardiomyopathy UK of which Mitchell was an Ambassador.
Walk the Ivel for Henry
Inspired by Levison Wood's epic trek following the entire course of the Nile, I decided to plan walking the entire length of my local River with a few mums the from a nursery. The object was to raise much needed funds for an eye-gaze technology communicator for one of mum's children, Henry (who has Cerebral Palsy).
Yorkshire Three Peaks
This was a bit of fun; I joined some good friends on the Whitsun weekend. Smashing the 12 hour target by earning a time of 10 hours 50 minutes.
The Great Welsh Adventure
Raising money with our son, Benji, taking on Yr Wyddfa via the Llanberis Path.