Vicky Weston grew up in Tanganyika and Kenya, partially during the Mau Mau uprising. She is a watercolour painter, with a love of the sea and of nature. She lived in France for several years, travelling in winter in a motorhome through Spain and Portugal. She is now retired and lives in New Zealand.
"As Kipling's soldier found out, it's hard to knuckle your forelock to the Squire when you've seen the sunset over Kilimanjaro."
A long sea voyage to Africa as a child has an indelible effect on the author.