English, French, BSL
I have 15 years experience as European Tour Manager, escorting tourists by coach and on river cruises throughout Northern Europe, plus 17 extra years as a Southern England Blue Badge guide, based in Windsor and guiding in the Thames and Chilterns.
I'm bilingual in English/French and am qualified up to Level 3.2 in British Sign Language (BSL), soon to take exams for Level 3.3.
Cheerful and warm personality, caring, informative and fun.
Co-author of the book 'Windsor, A History And Celebration' (published by Ottakar/Frith).
I also speak Italian, Dutch, German and Spanish.
I have written the scripts of and performed many open-air costumed guided tours and ghost walks in Windsor and Henley over the years and enjoy a bit of banter with guests.
I am a devotee of the TV series "Midsomer Murders" (known as "Barnaby" overseas) and enjoy guiding guests around "Midsomer" country.
|Windsor & Castle|
|Humorous Historical Stories|
|British Sign Language|
|Oxford & Colleges|
|Thames and Chilterns|
|Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries||
Many years of enjoyment of the TV drama "Midsomer Murders" has led me to devise themed tours around the filming venues in the Thames and Chilterns.
|Folklore & Traditions||
How traditions developed, costumes and music, food and pageantry. Order of the Garter is a favourite.
|Churches & Cathedrals||
Design, symbolism, the lives of saints and other significant characters. I like to look at the people who commissioned, designed and constructed the buildings, in addition to the architecture.
Windsor through the centuries, comedy costumed walks in Windsor and Henley, BSL tours, tours of Henley, Marlow, Dorchester-on-Thames and Oxford.
|Conferences & Incentives||
Walks and coach tours in the Thames Valley - themed, costumed, humorous, also treasure hunts and quizzes. Boat trip commentaries on the Thames at Henley. Midsomer Murders themed tours in the Thames and Chilterns.
|Interpreting & Translating||
I am fluent in French, with knowledge of German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish. I am currently studying BSL Level 3.
Windsor Castle, 2012 Venues
NVQ Level 4 Blue Badge