London born Lysa left school and joined a travelling circus which involved working in Europe for four wonderful years as an acrobat and ring-mistress.
After a complete change of direction & now a qualified nurse, paramedic & Emergency Care Practitioner she can usually be found undertaking sessions in a variety of Emergency Departments, Walk-In & Urgent Care Centres across London.
Lysa is a self confessed Italophile & ultra-walker & has hiked solo across at least 1,500km of the Italian countryside to raise funds for Medicine Sans Frontieres & Amnesty International (http://www.justgiving.com/Lysa-Walder/)
Lysa's current challenge is finishing her next book which describes her adventures while walking on the Via Francigena from north Italy to Rome, they include getting lost rather a lot, the kindness of strangers, cold showers, broken bones & even a dramatic helicopter rescue before finally limping in to Rome for a well earned glass of Prosecco.
You can read more about her adventures at;