I’m a writer, runner and business woman, among other things. Currently it’s the latter which keeps bread on the table. I’m fortunate to include writing in my arsenal of business skills too, and bring that to the table with my small business clients along with a range of skills accumulated over years of working in large businesses, and running our own startup-to-business.
Homelands past, present, future
The first thirty years of my life were spent living in the UK, with reasonably adventurous holidays and some travelling trips. Then I spent a decade in New Zealand, land of my heart (well, a good chunk of it anyway) and England never felt quite the same again. Though I’m not sure I was completely aware of how it felt in the first place.
I’d love to spend 12 months living in Iceland (went for a long weekend – fascinated) but have yet to convince the husband. It might be something for when the kids leave home.
France was always in the forefront of my wishes as far as places to live go. And now I’m here. Lucky me.
Spain is next on the list.
I’ve run on and off since I was a teenager. More in London. Some in New Zealand. Then when we moved to Bristol (2015) I started ‘PT Troop‘ – kind of boot camp type fitness outdoors. I loved it. Got tendonitis in my elbow. Had to stop. Joined a running group. Loved it. Became a ‘proper’ runner. Which to me means feeling a need to run, loving running, having it as an essential part of my life.
I’m soppy about my cat, Loco. We’ve had him since 2003 and got him when he was 6 weeks old, with his sister. She was an evil sweetie (looked like butter wouldn’t melt, was a wicked hunter) who died in December 2015.
I’ve had cats since I was 8. Plus two hamsters over the years, and some ducks.
Just before we got chucked out of our last UK house we got our eldest her first hamster. He’s a right cutie even if it is a bit much having a hamster and a cat in a studio apartment.
Other stuff I like
Coffee, skiing, mountain biking (except when I argue with a big rock, that’s me in the pic up top – shortly before the rock incident), rock climbing, hiking, the beach, and having a go at most things. Here in the summer that includes archery and paddling on the lake, in the winter it can include things like ice climbing, if we’re lucky. I’m a reasonably keen cook. I’d say a resourceful cook, which is handy when you live a wee way from shops that don’t rip the bottom out of your wallet!
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