Born in Buckinghamshire in 1949, Sarah Strange has a deep appreciation of nature as she grew up surrounded by local woods and beautiful countryside. Fond of writing from an early age, she was runner-up in a nationwide schools poetry competition in 1960. After qualifying in modern languages from the University of Kent in Canterbury in 1972, she moved to Brussels when Great Britain joined what is now the European Union. Over the years Brussels has grown on her and she now considers it her home. She became a member of the SABAM, the Belgian association of authors, composers and publishers, as a songwriter in 1979. After many years in the corporate world, she opted for a completely different lifestyle, qualifying as a tourist guide for Belgium from CERIA, in 2004. When not doing translations for various cultural organisations, she enjoys showing visitors round her adopted country. A daily poem is published on her blog www.poetinthewoods.blogspot.com This is her first time in print.