julie ridley

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Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Introduction I am a full time parent, knitter, crocheter, reader, singer, baker, and procrastinator. I work part time at a children's arts centre. I have 5 children, all of whom have been home educated but most of whom have left the nest! Only one lives at home and is now officially home educated, the oldest 2 being university graduates out in the real world, while the 3rd is a self employed musician who prefers his world to the real one. :-) Another is currently doing an apprenticeship which she sorted out herself when the college let her down. The youngest is an energetic kid reminding me daily that I am too old and fat for this. :-) I try to live my life thoughtfully and with integrity, and sometimes, I even manage it.
Favorite Movies The Trip to Bountiful, Leon, A Room With a View, Serenity, The Other Guys, and lots of others.
Favorite Music Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Orbital, Chemical Brothers, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Lemon Jelly, Sigur Ros, Suzanne Vega, Jane Siberry, Grateful Dead, Frank Sinatra, Hayseed Dixie, San Fermin, Ibeyi, Portico Quartet, Sarah Jarosz, The Roches, Talking Heads. So basically, Folk, Jazz, Rock, Electronica, Dance, MOR, with few of Bach's Cello pieces thrown in for good measure.
Favorite Books Just about everything I have read, otherwise, why read it?