The Naturals


I was born in Kensington, London in 1965, and moved to Putney when I was ten, where my parents still live today. I attended St. Marks Secondary School in Fulham, which is where I met my husband, Christian Crowther.

After working for an oil company in Euston Square and an architects and interior design company, I moved to Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, where I worked for PGL Adventure Holidays and lived in a tent.

In 1985 I worked for Britannia Airways as an air stewardess, based at Gatwick before, at age 22, Christian and I married and we moved to Lee-on-Solent in Hampshire as he was a Search and Rescue helicopter pilot in the Royal Navy.

In 1988 we moved to Weymouth and I worked for Condor Hydrofoils, until being widowed at 24 after Christian died attempting a bridge jump whilst we were on holiday in Spain.  I returned home to my family in Putney.

My sister, Paula, and I travelled around Australia for four months in 1990, where I met my husband number two, Michael Graig Petersen, an accountant from Denmark.

Michael and I lived in Putney and I worked for an estate agent, and Earls Court and Olympia Exhibitions.

In 1992 Michael and I travelled around Asia for six months, returning home six months pregnant with our first baby, Lukas.

During the next seven years, we had four more children, Ellicia, Emmeline, Lavinia and Elliott, (my dream of five children realised!), and we moved to Denmark in 1996.

In the spring of 1997, The Naturals popped into my head and did not let me rest for thirteen years until they were published on 26th August 2010!

In 2002 my world fell apart for a second time when Michael was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer, Overnight, my husband became hospitalised, bedridden and disabled.

We moved to Hampshire in 2007 just before Michael died, leaving me widowed for a second time, at the age of 42.

After thirteen years of being constantly pestered by The Naturals, I have finally been able to publish them (thanks to financial help from Michael's life insurance!)

I currently live in the village of Clanfield, in Hampshire with my five children, and am looking forward to seeing what the next phase of my life will bring.  With the help of The Naturals and my five wonderful children, it is an exciting new beginning for us, with wonderful opportunities, I feel sure...

Sharon Ronaldson Crowther Petersen

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The Naturals
  We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
Sharon R C Petersen
Me and my children