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 on 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 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
FB: Sue Hall Writer
Some of my local articles can be found in the Portugal Resident such as From dump site to deep love