Cornish born and based in Redruth, Cornwall, I qualified as a Blue Badge Guide in 1998. I market guiding services as Absolutours. www.absolutours.co.uk With a a B.Ed. degree and HNC in Leisure and Tourism Management. I offer full guiding services across SW England including themed and heritage walks, coach tour commentaries,illustrated talks and itinerary planning and work with local, national and international groups of varying age and interests. My specialist interests include all things Cornish but especially Cornish heritage, film and literature including Rosamunde Pilcher, Poldark and Doc Martin tours. Garden and general interest tours are also a speciality. I regularly guide across the region especially out of Plymouth and Exeter in Devon. My personal interests include walking, skiing, travel and Cornish research I have also been involved in the running of a Blue Badge training programme across the SW.