A little bit about me:
I come from the Medway Towns in Kent, where I lived for the first 22 years of my life in Walderslade and attended Chatham Grammar School for Girls, before moving to Reading with my now ex-husband.
After uni – where I studied for a BA in Journalism and Sociology – I went to work for the Financial Times as a writer and sub on the fledgling FT.com. It was an exciting time; fresh out of uni and working for such a well know media company. It was also the start of the dot com era, when working on an internet newspaper was ‘way cool’ and we made up the rules as we went along. From there I moved on to Reuters a couple of years later, again dividing my time between writing and subbing internet content, as well contributing to the news wire. During that time I also managed to pick myself up an MSc in European Politics at Birkbeck College.
In 2004, Asri came along and London was suddenly a far away place to work. Since then I’ve had several part time PR jobs at places such as St Mungos homeless charity. These days I’m to be found at the Environment Agency.
After living in Caversham for just over a decade, I have now made the move to a lovely village on the outskirts of Reading. Life here is quiet and great for the kids; I love being able to walk them to school and I love being able to open the front door and let them out to play without worry… well not too much worry, I am a Mum!
I love my girls, I love my family, I love taking photos, I love reading and I love walking with my man. In 2011, I completed an 18 mile charity walk and even finished two 10k runs, but my report would read “good effort, room for improvement”… This year I have three 10k’s planned, a possible 26 mile charity walk and a trek up an African mountain. It’s going to be fun!
Life can be hard at times, but I have my eye trained on a happy horizon.