Tinas freelance

Freelance blog

About me


Hi, welcome to my blog. I have travelled all over the world, and am a keen writer, so you may see some weird and wonderful topics on this blog. There are also a couple of guide books which you can download.


I have been visiting Spain for over 30 years, and lived there on and off.  I attended the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid in 1995 for a year as part of my degree.  I now tutor Spanish locally in Northern Ireland and am currently organising the Spanish Summer School on behalf of the East Antrim University of the Third Age, of which I am a member.  Details are being updated all the time, so check out the web site at http://www.eastantrim-U3A.org.uk.

I lived and worked in Scotland for 15 years, running a B&B at Dunnet Head, and was very involved in tourism development.  The Dunnet Head Educational Trust (2003 – 2015) was the vehicle for raising the profile of the most northerly point of the UK mainland. Monies were raised for running a tourist information point, interaction with a number of Universities, developing brochures and booklets, launching the Caithness and Sutherland Walking Festival and many other community projects.

I have written for several publications in Scotland and Spain and have a Diploma in Freelance Journalism. I also have a BSC in IT and Spanish from London South Bank University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Economics, Policy and Risk from Heriot Watt University.

Although I am officially retired, I am available for consultancy work and tutoring Spanish outwith the U3A.

I am a keen horsewoman and have been riding horses since I was five. I like all horses, but my real interest lies in the beautiful Welsh Cobs of which I have been the proud owner of 3 pure breds and a part bred.   I learned to carriage drive by the Powys Driving Club during 2010.  I have been eventing, competed in showjumping and dressage competitions in Scotland and England, and have ridden in fiestas in Spain!  I am now retired from the saddle and help out with the Riding for the Disabled in Northern Ireland.

Other interests are reading, walking and listening to music.

Keep up with what I am doing here!


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