Fiona MacCarthy

a free thinking

& a very

independent spirit !



Thank you for visiting and you are most welcome.

 This is a project of self publicity, in moderation.

This site has 6 main objectives.

Firstly, it will gather together some stories and adventures (links are to the left) from my youth in Ireland, through nearly 2 decades working in South Africa, Swaziland, Zaire, Zambia and Nigeria, with frequent travels to Botswana and Zimbabwe, before finally settling here in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England in 2002.  There were also two extended eye opening backpacking trips during the 90's to South East Asia and also one to Cuba. Links to various topics are to the left. "Complexity & I" deals with some of the more personal aspects to my life. I have added a section to reflect my observations on recent holidays.

Secondly, I have appended a CV as there is always the possibility that work may arise from such a window on the world. Yes, I do need to work but I always enjoy what I do as a Chartered Accountant, specialising in interim finance. 

Thirdly, I have added a collection of humour garnered from various sources. Please read and enjoy.

Fourthly: Links to a gallery of Acrylic Nail Art pictures (fingers supplied by me)

Fifthly, there is a link to a Blog which I find my twittering is increasingly  replacing.

Finally; I also must make mention of the supplementary work I do; tracking down missing leprauchauns and extraditing them to Ireland. This work is voluntary and essential to the Irish tourist industry (in my view alone).

My humour is frequently off-beat, occasionally acid-dry and sometimes sprinkled with wickedness.


Should you wish to contact me please talk to me if you can or email  fiona@fionamaccarthy.com