I am a 66 year old and "semi-retired". Born in South Africa. I have now lived in the United States for 40 years so I guess I won't be heading back to the old country.
I have lived in the Pioneer Valley of (website hidden) for the past 15 years. Before embarking on this semi-retired passage of my life, I owned and managed a private career school for cosmetology and esthetics (skin care) education and opened the first full service day spa, both Northampton-based. I have been involved in animal rights and animal welfare for many years.
My companion animals are a major part of my life. All are rescues but one.
I traveled extensively when I worked for the airlines back in the 70's and 80's.
I am a vegan (for ethical reasons and you can read more on this at (website hidden).
Enjoy "quiet" movies, mellow jazz, classical music, Barbra Streisand - difficult to name a favorite travel destination but I always kept returning to Bermuda.
At this stage of my life, it is important for me to be involved in activities for which I have a passion and to be around friends for whom I really care.
Of course, meeting new and interesting people is wonderfully energizing.
I do hope to meet and greet you at Cavalier Cottage.
Since moving to the Charlemont-Shelburne Falls area, I’ve become acquainted with Leslie and Ed Grinnell, owners of Eddie’s Wheels ((website hidden)). Leslie and Ed custom design wheelchairs for disabled companion animals and provide them and their care givers valuable guidance and support. I volunteer at Eddie’s Wheels and have the privilege and opportunity to meet many wonderful dogs and cats who seek wheelchair assistance to regain mobility.
I look forward to warmly welcoming you and your pets to Cavalier Cottage.