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Industry Education
Occupation Teacher
Location United Kingdom
Introduction At the moment this BLOG reflects a collage of my musings, poetry, short stories, songs and random thoughts. In as much as blogging is therapeutic for me - as one who struggles with deep depression and issues of self-worth - I want to engage you, my reader, in the adventure that is my LIFE! Three words that best describe my personality and character are: bohemian, zany, and eclectic - or simply put - MAD. Many years ago someone summed me up by saying that I am: 'a square peg that refuses to fit into a round hole' - or vice versa. I work as a secondary school teacher although I'm an aspiring author and poet. I'm currently undertaking an MA in Creative Writing - which I'm enjoying immensely. In the future (around my writing), I hope to engage in Christian work and social projects that raise awareness and funding for the work of HIV/AIDS.
Interests Writing (poetry, short stories), travelling, photography, the English countryside (Malvern, Wales, Lake District), architecture (all sorts, but especially churches), inter-faith dialogue, raising awareness/fundraising for HIV/AIDS.
Favorite Movies Green Card, Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources, The Bridges of Madison County, Brokeback Mountain, The English Patient, Sound of Music, Anita and Me
Favorite Music Favourite artists: Marlene Dietrich, Eva Cassidy, Edith Piaf, Norah Jones, Kate Bush, Anne Sofie Von Otter, and loads others!
Favorite Books Favourite authors: Wilkie Collins (Lady in White), Kazuo Ishiguro (A Pale View of Hills), Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Lady Detective Agency), Mark Haddon (Curious Incident), Arthur Golden (Geisha), Alice Sebold (The Almost Moon), Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner), Anne Frank, Corrie Ten Boom, Simone de Beauvoir, Michele Roberts, to name a few.

Favourite bible verse: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38, 39).