Cally Conan-Davies learnt a lot as a labourer, dancer, dairy farmer, model, beachcomber. She did not learn what she expected to from her time in academia, where she specialised in Modernism and Depth Psychology. She learnt most of all from mothering her daughter. Now she writes, practises bibliotherapy, and gives private tuition to under/post-graduate students. She’s still dancing, and loves the sea, spending as much time as she can in water – where she learns a lot.