Saturday, September 03, 2011

Welcome to new readers

Hello everyone. As you can see from the wonderful shield-shaped badge on the left I'm taking part in the platform-building campaign. As a result I'm gaining lots of new followers. So for their sake I thought I'd do a short introduction to me.
Please note I'm extremely grateful to all of my existing followers and I want you all to know that I'm glad to have you on board.
This blogging thing is a great way to make friends all over the world. Where else could you have a chat with people as far apart as North America, Australia, India and Hull (or even Wolverhampton!) all at the same time?

So. What is there about me that might be vaguely interesting?

I'm an ex-journalist and still earn my living with words, only now I'm PR officer for a charity.
Born in Essex but moved to seaside Yorkshire while still a babe in arms so I consider myself a tyke by default.
Nuts about history and historical places.
I have a degree in archaeology.
Read lots of crime fiction.
I'm owned by a pride of cats.
I live with a wonderful IT geek called K*****.
Write mostly short stories and flash fiction but have a couple of novels underway.
Have a number of online personae besides MorningAJ.
I make excellent soup.
I also make good jam and pickle.
If I hadn't become a journalist I have no idea what else I could have done. I don't like kids so I could never be a teacher.
I draw and paint (badly) and sew (even worse)
Can't sing to save my life.
Can order a beer in six different languages.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Anne .. good to learn a little more .. you're so lucky to be married to an IT geek - so helpful!

Just a thought for your platform - perhaps you could move your followers to the top .. or side bar - I wondered where they were!!

Just had my salad lunch .. pre Karen's BBQ hop .. new people there too ..

This blogging lark is amazing at how we connect around the world .. even if you're only a few hundred miles north of me! Cheers for now .. Hilary

snafu said...

Blogging defeats distance, but not time zones, thereby proving the world is round after all.
I did not know about the archaeology bit, you may find my next trip post interesting.
Six languages - impressive. From Essex huh, I speak East Essex... wooper gal, you've gone a hooley long way from there. To order a beer would be something like 'hev you gotta beer boy?' Similar to the singing postman if you remember him, but he was from Norfolk and there is a difference, not that the BBC ever got it right, their East Anglian folk all sounded like deepest Devon or Walter Gabriel.

Mama Zen said...

A degree in archaeology? That is so cool!

blackanddarknight said...

Hi there, another campaigner here! I toyed around with the idea of an archeology degree a long time ago.

I know exactly what you mean about the cats! They definitely own you, not the other way around!

Grillyfish said...

Hello, fellow campaigner and new follower! I am no good at soup but love to bake, also cannot sing and my terrible drawing is matched only by my appalling sewing (I was banned from using sewing machines at school it was so bad) Nice to meet you :)

Eileen Wiedbrauk said...

hi there! I'm a short story group campaigner stopping by :)