Accountant by day, Wordsmith by night! It’s a good start (and it’s in my twitter bio so it must be true) but it doesn’t quite cover all that I am.

I used to joke that I sold my soul for money when I chose to become a Chartered Accountant and I imagine many of you probably think that’s a fair description of earning a living in what is viewed as one the most boring jobs going. However, it would be far more accurate to say that I bartered a small portion of soul in exchange for being able to earn enough money to spend my free time indulging my interests, which are many and varied. Plus I’m really quite good with numbers and logic so it’s actually quite interesting for me and I can honestly say that most of the time I ….  gasp …. actually enjoy it!

When I’m not doing the day job I can mostly be found writing (which isn’t something I know how not to do) and reading anything and everything I can lay my hands on. Visiting the theatre and the cinema are also high on my list of things I love to do because I think becoming immersed in a story, regardless of the medium it’s being shared through, is one of the greatest pleasures of life. If I’m at home and watching TV I’ll usually be doing so with either a piece of knitting (and more recently crochet) on the go – I like the sense of accomplishment that comes with making physical objects like gloves and scarves. Getting out into the natural world is another of life’s joys and I can often be found tramping across fields and through woods with my beloved black Labrador, Marmite, often with my camera in hand.

The posts on here are likely to be a delightfully (as far as I’m concerned at any rate) eclectic mix of thoughts, reviews, stories and photos on any and every topic. That said the focus of my attention for most of this year (2018) will be WWI and book/film/theatre reviews. I welcome comments and discussion on all of my posts (which is big hint to comment, even if it’s just to say “Hello!”) and they don’t have to be current ones. If you want to chat in a different format there are links to twitter and tumblr in my side bar. Do pop over, I’m always ready to make new friends!