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Industry Education
Location Near Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
Introduction Single mum to the gorgeous weeny girl, with mostly left wing leanings and the the odd, secret, right of centre failing. A thrifter by choice now by circumstance and as such not as smugly virtuous as I would like. Trying to survive the new era of the con dem nation post redundancy in the far far northern provinces of England. Documenting my descent into negative equity, drop in income to below 20k while trying to give my daughter a cool childhood with a few joys here and there! Oh and that Biggles!
Interests frugality, being outside, gardening, thrift, camping, therapeutic cooking, green type stuff, oh and errr charity shopping/car boots- any sort of second hand type stuff!!!! I like to dress up - fancy dress love it - last opportunity was as a Zombie on a walk through Newcastle. Mostly I now live vicariously through my small daughter who has ample opportunity these days with christmas, festivals, theme days at Nursery!!! She loves it and clothes and likes to chose her own random outfits to wear - she is also charity shop dressed and fabulously so!!!
Favorite Movies Fantastic Mr Fox!!! Breakfast at Tiffanys, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, LOTR, Harry Potter Series, Loads of kids films!!! Far too many to mention. On TV - The Mentalist, Come Dine with Me, Doctor Who, Big Love : about mad mormons and bigamy!
Favorite Music Eclectic mix depends on my mood! Sometimes: Pink, The Killers, Stone Roses, 90's alternative stuff, U2, The Doors, Cat Stevens, Feeder, The Cure (big fan as a teenager)60's soul and Mowtown, Amy Winehouse, Neil Diamonds Greatest Hits! The Corries and Big Country and Run Rig when feeling in the mood and a little bit scottish!
Favorite Books Marley and Me - aw so so touching and sad!!! Often don't get the time to focus on reading however when I do and get hold of a good book I become obsessed! Pratchett and more Pratchett, LOTR, Fantastic Mr Fox, Wuthering Heights, Brian Froud- Art of Faerie books - lovely coffee table books!!! Dan Brown - easy to read and a bit predictable, Margaret Atwood, Daphne Du maurier, The reluctant fundamentalist - last ace read!