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Writing about skiing in one’s fifties started the snowball, Norma’s first article appeared in Ski Special magazine. This was rapidly followed by news of skiing Mount Etna, published by the Daily Telegraph, London.


But Norma soon realised that all the conventional ski spots had already been covered by established writers. Thus she hit on the formula of skiing more and more outlandish places. [See picture left of Norma in Antarctica as part of her endeavour to become the 1st woman to ski all the continents.]

The Scotsman (Edinburgh), the Herald( Glasgow), the Western Mail and many magazines have also been outlets.

In addition, she contributed 10 articles to AOL’s on-line Travel Magazine.



She has been in demand as a lecturer on cruise ships. These are illustrated with unique colour slides of many unusual destinations. She has entertained audiences from Australia to Japan, between most Baltic ports and on cruises to Morocco and Madeira. [see right]



Soon after becoming the world’s first woman to ski every continent, Norma was invited to be a guest presenter for the popular TV programme ‘Wish You Were Here’. [See picture left with film crew in Tignes]

Various television interviews followed. Norma has featured on BBC with Ned Sherrin on ‘Loose Ends’ and she also fills slots on BBC’s Radio 5 Live.




She completed 18 years with the lay magistracy, an experience which gave an insider’s view of British justice and a wealth of experiences. She has taken part in ‘Magistrates in the Community’ (M.I.C.) and willingly gives talks on a voluntary basis.

Last modified: 09/08/12