Happiness Fairy with a touch of cordon Bleu class

By Ieva Tomsons

VERSATILE Julimar resident Lesley-Jane Campbell (left) is a bit of a chameleon who calls herself an “old hippie”, sweeping aside her sophisticated European background.

Decades before ‘glamping’ (comfortable camping), bush tucker and musical events in the great outdoors became fashionable, L-J (as she likes to be called) was introducing guests to the concepts at the Mid-West sheep station she owned with her husband David.

To get a handle on this mercurial woman we need to step back to her idyllic English childhood in Worcester where, as the youngest of three children, she roamed the lakes and woods near the family’s historic home.