I’m Joy and, in another life, I’m a tour guide.

I’ve shown visitors around parts of Europe for over ten years- 2020 was supposed to be a big year for my business, that hasn’t exactly worked out! Instead I’ve decided to embrace the fact I won’t get to do the tours I normally do, and tell some of stories I don’t always get to tell.

I love slow travel, stained glass, cycling and tiny dogs.

When it comes to history I prefer the parts that don’t always make it into the classroom. If you want to read about army officers war rooms or kings on battlefields you’re in the wrong place.

Check out Wild Women for stories relating to the female of the species, Wild Adventures for tales of my outdoor pursuits, and Wilder than Fiction for reviews of the books and films that took their inspiration from the past, or a deeper look at the truth behind the Hollywood version!