Carolinda's latest book Double Agent Celery - MI5's Crooked Hero, is about her grandfather Walter Dicketts, an ex RNAS officer and pilot, who was a British spy in WWl and WWll.
Carolinda's moving account of how she tracked down her grandfather, whose six wives (two were mistresses) tried to erase him from history, reveals a family ignorant of his heroism and sadly of each other. Fearing the repercussions Dicketts' activities might wreak upon his six children, two wives changed their children's surnames - and the others simply lied.
Like her grandfather Walter Dicketts, Carolinda has also lived an adventurous life, growing up in Africa; swimming internationally for Kenya; sailing around the Caribbean, and becoming one of the first female hot-air balloon pilots in Britain at the age of twenty. In 1988 she flew the Virgin Jumbo Jet shaped balloon across Australia in the Trans-Australia balloon race, generating pre-race publicity by tethering a fully inflated balloon to a barge and sailing it under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Carolinda is the founder and developer of T5T—a modern version of a popular anti-aging yoga routine known as “The Five Tibetans”, which she has taught to over 50,000 students worldwide. Carolinda is the bestselling author of The Illustrated Five Tibetan Rites (Penguin Australia) and The 10-Minute Rejuvenation Plan (Clarkson Potter NY).
Carolinda loves skiing, scuba diving in warm waters, trekking in spectacular natural surroundings, dogs of all varieties and ends every day with a cup of Rooibos tea and a good book. She has three adult children and lives in Sydney with her long-term partner and an English cocker spaniel.