The tagline for my blog is:
British/American living in St. Louis, USA.
Live, love, grow, read,
write, knit, spin, karate,
geek, science, news, history.
This is my weblog, online journal, online diary, blog, whatever you want to call it. This is the portion of my life I choose to place online, assuming the people I would least like to read it are checking in every hour to get the latest updates. Employers, bosses, people I should have written to ages ago and didn't, people I lost track of, people who can't stand me, people who were in the blind spot of my car when I pulled out on the highway, everyone. Anyone.
You are free to comment on my blog, but once you do, I will censor, or delete your comment at will. Play nice, and this won't happen. You are responsible for your own comments, and I keep an email copy of the original comment. Honest disagreement and civil discussion are welcome, trolls, insults, and spam are not. Comments go into the moderation queue unless you've been comment-approved before. This is my site, and I decide what is acceptable. If your comment is unacceptable, it gets deleted.
I don't usually refer to people or organisations by name. I have a Hubby that I love and we've been married since 1995, two cats (Quantum and Tangle Mint) that are cute and large for cats, and we live in St Louis, MO. I work for an employer that I like, doing geeky stuff all day. I started learning Chinese Kenpo karate at Tracy's Karate in Kirkwood in November 2008 and love it. Starting in 2004, I write a novel every year for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November.
1995 Got married to Paul Hawke (from University of Surrey)
1997 Graduated with a BSc (honours) AUS in Physics with Management Studies
1998 Moved to America
1999 Wedding anniversary trip to San Diego (4 years)
2001 Wedding anniversary trip to San Antonio (6 years)
2002 Bought a house, got 2 cats, got green card
2004 Wedding anniversary trip to New York (9 years), first NaNoWriMo novel
2005 Incorporated a company, got my ears pierced, tandem skydive
2007 Wedding anniversary trip to Las Vegas (12 years)
2008 Started learning karate at Tracy's Karate
2009 Got US citizenship.
2010 Got US passport, wedding anniversary trip to Las Vegas (15 years)
1979-1981 Coombs Ford Primary School, Stowemarket, Suffolk
1981-1986 Broke Hall Primary School, Ipswich, Suffolk
1986-1991 Copleston High School, Ipswich, Suffolk
1991-1993 Northgate Sixth Form, Ipswich, Suffolk (Maths, Physics (A and S level), English Lit)
1993-1997 University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey (BSc. (hons) AUS Physics with Management Studies)