As an avid reader, it is no wonder I became a writer. My parents would say, as an avid talker, it was simply another way for people to pay attention to me.
I began writing when I was studying performing arts at Kendal college in my teens, where I wrote an adaption of a Stephen Berkoff play for my group to perform (which I also directed and did the set design for.) This also sealed my love of backstage which lead me to do a degree in Stage Management at Rose Bruford College of theatre and performance. Although I was busy writing essays and my dissatation over the next 3 years, I also wrote and directed a film as part of my final years projects. The film was based on mental health, isolation and hopelessness.
I started blogging after moving to Coventry 10 years ago, I have had various incarnations of my blog. Starting with “Bacon Jam” blog, cataloging my journey to becoming a chef, and the food I created at home, as well as the occasional review of restaurants we visited.
Next came “Wrappers Paradise”, my parenting adventures as a baby wearer, attachment parent and sling consultant. Finally on to my most recent blog which began three years ago which I called “CoventryLife”.
“CoventryLife” began as a look at my life in Coventry with my daughter. I joined a locally blogging group and started reiviewing food and drinks venues, as well as theatre productions, music events and art exhibits.
Coventrylife began three years ago as my life changed and I wanted to find ways to emphasise the positives, and create better life quality for myself and my daughter in the process.
Over the past year, with the pandemic, I have found myself writing in my blog less as I haven’t been able this get out to review things. I have concentrated on my art and future ideas. But with the Launch of Coventry as the UK city of culture in May 2021, I am looking forward to writing news, reviews and scripts for this site as a commentary to the real city of Coventry, not simply the view that the official programme will show people. I also have another exciting writing project in mind, and I hope I get chance to complete in the next few months, but for now I will have to keep you in suspense!