Most of this blog is a personal place for me to write about things that spark my interest.
However, I’m also a fledgling journalist, working at a trade magazine for the restaurant and hotels industry, and having done years of work experience at consumer and trade magazines like InStyle, House and Garden, Country Living, Grand Designs Magazine, Travel Trade Gazette, Gurgle, The Grocer, Restaurant, Food and Travel….slightly random, but useful places to learn!
As my bio on the right says, I’m interested in anything ‘lifestyle’ (urgh, horrible word), culture, food, drink, history, consumer trends, psychology etc. I also worked as a Web Editor for nearly 3 years so I can more-or-less handle my html (cough).
Few more “CV-style” things about me, if you’re interested 😛
- I work in London for a trade restaurant and hotels magazine
- I’ve lived in Toulouse, France, and Madrid, Spain
- I studied at City University London, on its brilliant postgraduate Magazine Journalism Master’s Course (MA)
- I’m also a sometime freelance journalist, writing for Gurgle magazine, The Debrief, About Time magazine and blogged for The Libertine
- I’m also happy to say I’ve written for some fabulous feminist blogs, including The Awesome Women of Twitter and The Vagenda
- In terms of what I love to write about, I tend towards features on food, travel, history, psychology and culture, but I’m more than happy to write about anything interesting given the chance
- I’m a qualified Teaching English as a Foreign language (TEFL) teacher and also tutor in GCSE-level French and Spanish
- I’m as interested in layout and subbing as I am writing
- I love both print and online
- I graduated from Cambridge University with a BA in History in 2009
- I was a prose content editor and judge for the ‘Mays’ 2009, that year’s edition of the annual anthology of prose, poetry and art by Oxbridge students
- As part of my experience editing a website I successfully built up and managed Facebook and Twitter communities of around 30-40,000 people
- I edited the Food and Drink section of The Cambridge Student, one of the university newspapers, while I was still a student