I’m Lou, I live on a boat and I’m a writer.
I’m a Cornish girl who loves to travel and be beside the sea. I live with my husband, James, our three dogs and the world famous fur-ball Bailey Boat Cat. I love to read and have always dreamt of being a writer. My first book was published in April 2014 after a whirlwind success from Bailey’s blog. Although you may (understandably) assume I’m a crazy cat lady, I actually love all animals! Bailey is very special though!
I was born and grew up in beautiful Cornwall in the South West of the UK. My love of the coast comes from growing up along, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. I left at eighteen to go and work in the skies as a flight attendant. During the eight years I flew, I studied for my degree in Modern Languages, moved to Paris and subsequently Nice, along the Côte d’Azur. I also trained to teach English as a foreign language. I have a Master’s in Professional Writing and I am currently working on my next book whilst teaching English as a foreign language.
I met my hubby after stumbling upon his boat one evening in 2011… We tell very different accounts about the details — he maintains I trespassed! We started off living together aboard our beloved Tayana 37 Nocturne and eventually we started the search for our future home. Before meeting James, I had no experience with boats. However, my love of the ocean made the transition from landlubber to full-time, live aboard sailor very natural. We’re currently based in Spain, but our dream is to throw off the bow lines and set off around the world in our home and dream boat Titanium, our Amel Super Maramu 2000.
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Wishing you fair winds, lots of salty smiles and of course sandy toes!