This is a personal blog. Hello there, thanks for reading! This is the portion of my life I choose to place online. Some of this, like the lists of books read, is for my own records. I'm also on Instagram as BritishKoalaTea.
I have a Hubby that I love and we've been married since 1995. We had sibling cats (TJ Max Planck and Marie IKEA Curie) until Max died from lymphoma age 5. We live in the American Midwest despite both of us being British. We both work in technology for different companies.
I started learning Chinese Kenpo karate at Tracy's Karate in Kirkwood in November 2008 and love it, I got my black belt on Friday 13th May, 2016. I was promoted to Sandan, third degree black belt, on Sept 19th, 2021.
I do a lot of crafts, mainly knitting and weaving on a rigid heddle loom. I also carve wooden spoons, spin yarn from fleece, doodle, and learn Hindi.
Starting in 2004, I try to write a novel every year for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November, and I've done daily diaries during several novels. I did not write in 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021, and 2022. My NaNoWriMo profile shows the past projects.
I'm working on a master's degree in data science from Maryville University in St Louis, looking to graduate in 2024.