Hello! My name is Barbara Crowther, blogging and tweeting as @Chocoholix. I have spent 30 years in social justice, international development, trade and sustainability campaigning, most recently with Fairtrade in the UK. I have recently quit the paid job to embark on a 4-month travel adventure.
When not protesting against the excesses of corporate greed, power & throwaway culture consumerism, I love to discover new places, people and cultures, meander through mountains, lakes & coasts, and am now learning all about birding and wildlife watching. I am on a mission to see as many of the isles of the British Isles as I can in my lifetime. Aside from legendary chocoholic tendencies, I am an enthusiastic foodie with newly minted knife skills, fascinated with the provenance and ethics of what we eat and who produced it, and a hatred of how much of it we waste. I don’t eat to live, I live to eat!
I’m part of an amazing 500 strong indie-choir in London called Some Voices, which has performed at Koko in Camden, the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank and Oval space. From March to October I try to escape from my home in London to volunteer at Cors Dyfi/Dyfi Osprey Project near Machynlleth – home to Monty & Glesni, one of only 4 known pairs of breeding ospreys in Wales. I am a proud founding member of Women’s Equality Party. And when I can squeeze in time around all of that, I love literature, theatre, stand up comedy and (for my sins) the mighty Bolton Wanderers football team.