Travel is in my DNA. I was born in Uganda, just before Idi Amin came to power. Sensing problems ahead my parents moved to the state of Gujarat, India, where we lived in several places the most famous being Porbandar (birth place of Mahatma Gandhi).
Recognising there was little opportunity my father tried to make his way back to Uganda but by then it was too late. Uganda was under Amin's rule who believed Uganda was home only to Black Africans not Indians!! So we came to England. By the time I was 5, I had already lived in 3 continents.
In 1989, as part of my University degree I took advantage of my BA (Hons) in American Studies and lived in the US in various parts of the mid west. I love travelling and feel privileged to have seen so much of the world, the one continent I have yet to make it to is Southern America.
Of all my travels Africa remains in my heart. I love the vastness of the continent and its people. I have travelled mainly across Southern Africa and a little of North & East Africa but one day I hope to visit Uganda the place of my birth. My other favourite place in the world is the Himalayas I always feel so at home in the mountains.
Recently I moved to Edinburgh after being in London 20+ years. During my time in London, I worked mainly in Advertising working on global brands such as Apple, Exxon, Honda, Cadburys and T-Mobile. I now work in professional services for a leading Scottish law firm as their Marketing & Business Development Director.
I am lucky to have worked on so many leading brands and met so many fascinating people along the way. Just recently I was nominated for a marketing award where President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker, a true inspiration.
I'm passionate about
Travel, Music, Yoga, Trekking & Football (I support Arsenal)
People don't know I'm good at
Scrabble & Chess.. At 11, I was the first female to win the Leicestershire County Council Chess Championship in my category.