Sandra Jack

Sandra Jack

Regional Qualification(s):

London, Cumbria

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

020-8672-7733, 07866-470582

Email:

Sandra.Jack3@btinternet.com

Introduction:

Welcome to Britain!
After a career in the theatre internationally as a ballet dancer I trained as a London Blue Badge Guide. Since then I have enjoyed working for the last 30 years as a Guide and Tour Director for both London and the British Isles. Escorting general tours of Britain and Ireland and also specialist garden tours, agricultural tours and farm visits. My favourite London sites are Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London and the British Museum and my knowledge of Geology, Botany and the Flora and Fauna of the British Isles are useful for touring the countryside which is my great love.

I have also been a tutor to the London Region course for training Blue Badge guides since 1985 and I have specialised in the English landscape, Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London and the skills required for touring on a motorcoach.
I have also gained an additional Blue Badge qualification for the Lake District in North West England and gained endorsements for taking groups around the Olympic site, Windsor Castle, the City of London, and the Houses of Parliament.

I have two other parts to my working life and they are arranging and operating events for corporate groups within Europe and teaching Hatha yoga. I gained my yoga qualification in 2008 and teach regular classes for pregnancy and for seniors.
So I live a very active life both as a guide and a yoga teacher.

Personal Interests:

Gardens
Walking
Dance and theatre
London's Parks
Geology
Farming
Landscape

Special Interests:

Birds & Animals

Bird watching and natural history have been a life time hobby and although I do not pretend to be a specialist I am able to identify most varieties of birds and wild life in Britain and talk about their habitat and related points of interest.

Countryside

The English Countryside is extremely varied and beautiful My background knowledge of Geology and Geography is useful for explaining its complexity.

Dance

As a trained ballet dancer who worked professionally before training as a tourist guide, I have a continuing interest in all forms of dance and movement including yoga.

Geography & Geology

Touring Britain with the complex variety of stone reflected in the local villages is my specialist subject.

Agriculture

Since 1980 I have been escorting groups around Britain & Ireland on tours with an emphasis on Agriculture, making visits to Dairy, Beef, Horticulture and Arable farms en route.

Gardens

Once of my favourite pastimes is taking people to the huge variety of gardens in Britain, from the small private concerns to the extensive gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Theatre

I worked for 11 years in the professional theatre before becoming a tourist guide. My interest continues and I am an avid theatre-goer.

Lecture Subjects

I give a lecture on the English Landscape and geology with photographs of British flora.

Churches & Cathedrals

Visiting churches and cathedrals around Britain has been a life time interest.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Interpreting the lives of the British aristocracy through their historic Stately Homes is a popular interest.

Endorsements:

British Museum, York Minster, 2012 Venues, Windsor & Eton

Additional Qualifications:

MISTD

Driver Guide:

No