ABOUT DEBORAH & MARK
One wintery morning in the carefree London of the early 1990s, two world travellers from very different parts of the globe happened to meet over a bowl of cornflakes and a cup of tea in the breakfast room of a Chelsea hotel.
Many conversations, auto-train-ferry-trips, and adventures around Great Britain later — they married and and lived for awhile in Norfolk before becoming global citizens by residing on 3 different continents (and many different states) over a 17-plus year period. Australia was home for the longest period — most recently with 5 years in Melbourne and 4 years in Central Victoria.
Deborah is Deborah Harmes, Ph.D. — a full time writer and free-lance journalist and part time photographer, artist, and psychologist. She is the author of 2 books (and a 3rd on the way!) of consciousness studies and intuitive visions — Darkness Folding Inward, Light Emerging and The Dreamkeeper Messages — as well as many articles both in print and online over the last 2 decades.
Deborah also creates Public Relations Packages for global clients including survey and assessment services and the creation of custom print materials such as promotional postcards, banners, brochures, and business cards created using her photography.
Mark Harmes has been in the construction trades for almost 2 decades and he restores houses (beautifully!) for a living. In his spare time he is a mad-keen cyclist, an experimenter with various types of artistic media, and a tai-chi practitioner and instructor. And did I mention the kite flying?
From traditional to contemporary style, Deborah and Mark offer full-service design consultation and renovation services since Mark is a professional tradesman and Deborah was certified as a professional interior designer at a London design school.
Together they have purchased, restored, and sold houses in several cities and in June 2009 they completed the construction of a new 6-Star energy-rated eco-cottage in a quiet area an hour and a half north of Melbourne.
That house was sold in December of 2010 and Deborah and Mark went on the road again — working their way around Europe as they decided when and where to resettle.
Lots of wonderful things unfolded after their departure from Australia at the end of 2010. Deborah and Mark worked in the Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, England, and France during 2011 before settling in the South of France in 2012 for a year.
Leaving France in late January 2013, they are now back in the UK and looking for the perfect place to call home.
Stay tuned for even more fun ahead!