I’m Eileen. I have to say that I find this ‘about’ stuff a bit unnerving. If I start with my age, that’s potentially off putting. If I tell you about my work background that’s irrelevant, so I think I’ll start with what I’m doing now.
I’ve just moved with my husband to Three Bridges near Gatwick & Crawley to be nearer our family who are all down in the South. I’m spending time cycling around the area, attending writing groups and working with Straw Works – a company that builds straw bale houses.
In 2006 my husband and I cycled from North Shields (near Newcastle on Tyne in the NE of England) to a little village called Hotnitsa near Veliko Tarnovo where we have a house see www.hotnitsa.com
The ride was 1971 miles (approximately)! I wouldn’t like to say I whinged and cried all the way but I certainly did through Holland and Germany. By Austria I was fitter. In Hungary we had a rest, Slovakia was brief and Serbia was magnificent. Bulgaria of course was triumphant. If you’d like to read about the ride my book is available on Kindle, click here
I’m currently working on my second book – working title ‘The Straw House’ which is about the straw bale house we built in Bulgaria in 2008. It’s going slowly at the mo but I’m hoping that when the house moving trauma is over, the settling in period has passed and the painting is finished I will really get down to writing – my aim is 2,000 words a day. So I’d better get on with it…
Thanks for dropping by.