Welcome to my blog.

I am a writer, researcher and journalist, who dabbles in books, literary festivals, environment, sustainability, community development, history, food and travel.

This is my personal blog and it is focused on celebrating life. I live in the deep south of Portugal not far from the Spanish border. I do not post all my published articles on my blog.

I write about the local and how communities connect. My goal is to create insightful and relevant moments.

The photos, I use in this blog and in the published articles are my own and I make fair use of content.

I typically post on my blog once or twice a month. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via email. Link on the home page!

My Biography

My background is in Development and ICT. I worked for IBM and Ecosaurus, before getting involved with the use of technology in and between communities. For a few years, I managed the European and International Unit for the Community Development Foundation (CDF) in the UK, working in some difficult places in the European Union, Russia and beyond. As a VSO consultant in Africa, I worked with NGO networks and Governments.

I graduated from Warwick University with a History BA Hons. I acquired the bug of education after an early life of religious high control that did not succeed in blocking my desire to learn.

I studied Law (CPE) at De Montfort University and then PG Law at Birmingham University. I worked for the Crown Prosecution Service for five years.

Journalism and research qualifications came along the way. I write for journals, blogs, and magazines under a couple of pen names and as Sue Hall.

I prefer to write non-fiction, but in the last few years I have written some short stories.

I am married to Jim Hall, who sings and turns our compost heap.

My contact information

Email sue@suehall.net

Twitter: @Communityworks

FB: Sue Hall Writer