About me…

For just on 20 years, I had the privilege to explore the world courtesy of working for two major airlines. Along the way I completed a journalism degree, which included studies in photography and furthered this with a post-graduate degree in teaching.

Two years ago I retired my ‘wings’ and decided to simply see where the proverbial road would take me.

It has taken me to a remote island off the coast of Taiwan where I taught English to wonderful beings whose infectious giggles and welcoming smiles enriched my days. It has allowed me to continue to dabble in freelance journalism, and to use my camera to capture the essence of what I see and love in everyday life.

Always sharing my road are my amazing sons, who at 16 & 18 are now starting to forge their own journey’s, and walking alongside the 3 of us are our ever- faithful and somewhat crazy 4-legged friends, Stanley & Oscar.

With my beautiful boys, Bali 2011…

I have always been inspired to embrace diversity, culture and to constantly explore, grow and re-invent. I am also inspired by the creativeness of diverse minds who breathe their ideas into a changing world: I choose to inhale their creative breath and exhale with my own individuality and style…

Please note: All words and images on Quite Simply are my own work and subject to copyright. 

A quiet moment...

A quiet moment…


24 thoughts on “About me…

  1. Hello Jen,

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and that really helped me find your beautiful images and stories here.

    I really enjoyed browsing through your galleries and it was a real treat to the eyes.

    Have a great time 🙂

  2. Hi Jen, nice to meet you. Your blog is wonderful, and your photography superb. I wonder if you’ll return to Penghu, or some place like it, to teach. It seems like it had become a good fit, but of course family must come first.
    Thanks for visiting our blog, and for following. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer.

    • Thank you for your compliments. I came across your blog via another blog link and Im glad I did. Your passion for life is wonderful and in tune with my own, so I shall follow your journey with great interest. Yes, I do hope to return to Penghu, I loved it there and loved teaching. You should try to get there in your travels, the Taiwanese people are some of the friendliest I’ve met.
      Safe travels, I look forward to reading.

  3. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.
    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.
    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂
    Have a great old day…

  4. Hey, you three – and Stanley! – hello there Jen. Thanks for stopping by. Is this weird, or what, both blogging on WordPress? I’m loving your photography, Jen, and will delve further into your blog tonight when I have some time to concentrate. I must say I like the idea of resident kangaroos – I’m going to miss my monkey visitors and ‘roos would be a suitably exotic replacement, don’t you think?

    • I know, how funny is that, or should I say how interesting it is how two paths cross.
      Yes, the resident kangaroos. They are here often as my property backs onto natural bushland and none of the neighbors have fences so the roos roam free, it’s nice.
      And thank you for your lovely comments on my photography, I still have a lot to learn technically, but I enjoy it, so that’s a bonus.
      And Stanley, he features in many of my posts so Im sure you will get a good idea of how important he is in our lives. Just as I could see your girls are.

  5. Jen, you have a gift of expressing yourself in words and pictures. A lovely combination! Thank you for stopping by my blog and inspiring me to keep on going!

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