Sara left Edinburgh, her birthplace, to make the overland journey to Africa. Sheâd had a settled life until then, attending the same convent school for twelve years. Ross came on the scene when she was only fourteen. Her first venture abroad as a sixteen-year-old was en famille in France which gave her enough of the language to assist their journey through France and francophone Morocco, Algeria, Niger, Cameroon, Central African Republic, and The Congo.
They stayed in Zambia for a total of five years, Sara finally learned to drive and they increased their number with three daughters. Africa kept calling them back, not least with Rossâs job in the nineties which took them to Nigeria, Kenya and Zimbabwe. At this time they received the honour of being made chiefs of the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. Other trips took them around South Africa, Botswana and Namibia experiencing more adventures waiting to be told.
As a retired teacher Sara divides her time between Cyprus and Berkshire. Paphos Writers Group have steered her through a different journey leading to the publication of âAppointment in Zambiaâ which is more than 40 years overdue.