© Rosie Walford, The Big Stretch

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2016 Go into partnership with Stella Photi to turn Queen of Retreats into a curated retreat portal for 2017.

2015 The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella named Queen of Retreats one of it’s Top 10 Health and Wellbeing websites’.

2014 Guest speaker at an Escape the City event on travelling & writing for a living.

2014 The Daily Mail named Queen of Retreats ‘The BEST website to go to when you’re looking for a healthy holiday, spa or retreat because it tells the truth’.

2014 Launched The Retreat Consultancy.

2013 The Times named Queen of Retreats a Top 50 Travel Website just a year after launch.

2012 Launched Queen of Retreats.

2010 Gave birth to my daughter, Annoushka Alice.

2009 Guest specialist on wellbeing holidays for Radio 4’s Traveller’s Tree programme.

2009 My second book, Body & Soul Escapes: Britain & Ireland, is published by Footprint Books.

2007 Completed an 8 week Iyengar Yoga teacher training course with Glenn Ceresoli in Australia.

2007 My first book, Body & Soul Escapes, is published by Footprint Books.

2007 Married a decent man called Tom & went on a 3 month honeymoon to Australia.

2004 Moved from London to Devon.

2002 Survived & thrived on a 10 day silent buddhist meditation retreat in Thailand.

1999 Got my first poems published by Carcanet Press.

1998 Went freelance, travelled through Africa alone, got my first travel feature published (in The Independent).

1996 Got job as a weekly news reporter on The Bookseller magazine.

1994 Graduated with a Master of Arts in English from Sussex University.

1992 Graduated with a BA First Class degree in English from Birmingham University.