I’ve been blogging for years, but I’m so low-key you won’t have noticed me. I’m happy that way though, so don’t worry. Not that you will, but y’know; a figure of speech there.
I’ve been writing a blog about my daughter since she was born, but naming her. From this point onwards she’s known as H and this covers more of our family adventures.
So here’s the next bit.
I have my main website Mum Friendly which has a lot of features and reviews. I have another site Sweetfoolthemouth which covers more of my musical things plus some gig photography (most of which isn’t great, but there are lots of great old pictures if that makes sense) and some old interviews I did with musicians. I’ve other places, but that’ll do for now.
I work part-time in the music business which leaves three days a week to do fun stuff with H and my husband. Oh yes, my husband. We’re very much together, he’s just rubbish at blogging and social networking (but we’re working on that). We go out a lot, we’re National Trust members and do a lot of trips to their places and now H is older we’re entering into the world of theatre and cinema much more too. (and we saw the old Wiggles twice in 2012)
I have a Marmite Archive which is as sad as it sounds, though I am kind of proud of it. I believe other people have them too, so I’m not the only person in the world. Shaun is Australian and wishes he could have a Vegemite Archive, but let’s face it, other than the song it’s a bit boring really (plus we’d run out of cupboard space).
I co-organise a local knitting group where we look on enviously at the super-posh good knitting group who do nice things (though we’re getting much better now). I also followed a pattern for the first time, and knitted with two wools at the end of 2012.
Music too. I saw my first gig in 1983 (Duran Duran) and have owned records since the mid-seventies (the Mickey Mouse Disco Album), though at least when I started buying records my tastes improved (Tottenham’s FA Cup Final Squad 1981), before I discovered John Peel’s festive fifty in 1986 and never looked back. Somehow the indie world let me in (it might have been down to my fanzine writing skillz) and I’m still here now twenty years on. I fully intend to pass on all my indie knowledge to my first-born and will be starting with my flexidisc collection forthwith.
In an attempt to be good at something I’m making myself cook and bake, and so far it’s been quite good which is reassuring.
On a more personal note, I have awful tinnitus which means I’m a bit hard of hearing at times, I had diabetes when I was pregnant and have just right cholesterol which could get worse, and I’m probably the most paranoid person I know.
If you want to contact me, then email@example.com is where I’ll be.