About

I am a data analyst, manager and a speaker working in Higher Education. I once worked for the University of Oxford for four years where I was involved in fundraising, including data, predictive analytics, regular giving campaigns etc. I enjoy reading fiction on my kindle and doing some knitting or cross-stitch while on my commute or when my husband is watching some god-awful science fiction thing on TV and if I don’t do something to keep my hands busy I’d probably commit harakiri. I am also the proud owner of an Odeon limitless card. These are all plenty distractions enough from my first module of my Masters in Online and Distance Learning with the OU which I started earlier this a year. I live in the UK.

I am a Toastmaster and have had some success at this, winning a district wide humorous speech contest. Thanks to this, I have been able to incorporate speaking/presenting into my work-life and learnt how to spell the word “humorous”. You can see this video here

 

Like most internet users (both male and female these days I think), I also enjoy pictures of cats with clothes on/in funny poses/with amusing captions.

 

I aim to use this blog to talk about crafts, work, my travels and study. You can find me on twitter and LinkedIn (I don’t do the f- word).  All views are of course, my own and do not represent those of my employer or anyone else.

Please get in touch, I would love to hear what you have to say and any suggestions you think I should be blogging about.

 

For my MA in Classical Studies with the Open University, I wrote a dissertation about Ancient Greek runners; if you are interested (and why would you not be?!  Running and ancient Greece?!), you can find it on Amazon here.

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