Well hello there, thank you for stopping by, you have entered the virtual incarnation of my world. I guess if you’ve made it to this page you want to know a bit about me….
I have been blogging on and off since 2001, although back then I referred to it as an online diary and a weblog was a word which I only had a passing acquaintance with – until I shifted to my own domain. I put my last self-hosted blog on permanent hiatus a two or three years ago because of some life stuff and now I am back – new URL, same-but-different lass.
I’m a bit of a walking contradiction. I’m an opinionated introvert. I like bright colours and quiet spaces. I am an optimist who tries to see behind others’ public masks, and give them the benefit of the doubt, but I’m my own worst critic – something I struggle to control because of a frustrating brain and a recurrent illness. That has affected my patience threshold and ability to deal with social situations, meaning I can be incredibly outspoken, will happily give presentations to anyone (if I’m confident I know what I am talking about) but am very nervous when meeting new people when they’re not “just faces in a crowd”.
I write what I say better than I speak it (because I have a habit of talking too fast and then stumbling over my words), although what I write is how I would say it (get that? Well done). Given that I have a weird hybrid of an accent/dialect which jumps between home counties, north-west England and northern Scottish slang it can sometimes mean that my sentence structure is… interesting (“Aye, yeah”).
I’m a wannabe bass-playing ninja who works 9-5 five days a week and goes home to a man, a cat and two dogs. I like lots of stuff but I don’t like coffee, even in cake.
This blog won’t change the world – it’s not likely to even generate more than 10 comments on any one post – but, it stretches my brain more than fending off Facebook invites to the current flavour-of-the-month game.