I live in Wiltshire in England with my lovely (and long-suffering) partner and our cat. Over the years I have done many jobs, including frozen meat pie packer, theatre usher, bookshop worker, editorial assistant, and mostly archaeologist: after completing my BA Hons. degree in Archaeology and Anthropology I worked on digs in the Middle East for several years, for one of the UK’s largest archaeological units, for the National Trust as an Archaeologist/Warden, and as a freelancer. Now I am an archaeological researcher who only very occasionally does fieldwork (dodgy knees and even dodgier back means I can’t mattock and shovel like I used to), and a proofreader and copy editor, again mainly to do with archaeological publications.
I am very lucky that I was able to make one of my interests, gardening, into a part-time career. I have designed several gardens, one of which made it into The Yellow Book, and I worked as a freelance gardening journalist for a while, writing for The English Garden.
Another of my interests has spawned an Etsy shop. Even though I don’t wear jewellery myself, I have always been fascinated by sparkly things, and so I sell antique and vintage jewellery and other bits and bobs that catch my eye at my Etsy shop. Feel free to drop by.
I hope to add posts to this blog on a regular basis, and expect they will be on a rather odd mix of topics as I have some rather odd interests.
So welcome, and do have a poke about!