My love of history, art and culture was first sparked when I was a European tour guide a long time ago. I then became a Blue Badge guide of London, Windsor and Eton, before moving down to Chichester and the magnificent South Downs. As a history graduate, I am passionate about bringing the past alive and love using the context of major historical events to describe what was happening on a local scale. I work as a guide at Goodwood House, conduct a wide variety of walking tours and also entertain groups with specialist talks on many aspects of local history. A heavenly day for me is to stride out on the South Downs with my dogs, imagining as I look down towards Chichester, how life would have been in centuries gone by.