Where to start? Okay, at the beginning. I was born and raised in Wales. I’ve never lived anywhere else. Despite the constant rain, limited jobs and lower wages, there’s something about the place that’s in my blood. We have beautiful beaches, beautiful castles, wilds and mountains, Penderyn whisky, Welsh lamb and Dr Who. What more do you want?!
Although I graduated in Biology many years ago, I never followed it through. I took the course because it was what fascinated me. But it does mean I’ve experience in maintaining insect colonies and can sex a housefly! I’m currently considering some major changes in direction after being made redundant from an editorial research and admin job. Will have to see how that goes….
I’ve gamed and table-top role-played for way too many years than I care to mention, and spent far too many weekends in the dim and distant past running round woods in silly costumes hitting people with latex swords. Paintball hurt too much, and laser tag was a bit pricey….These were excellent times, and have left me with yearnings to wear far more fancy dress costume than is normal, a warped imagination from writing and running too many campaigns, and a goodly number of adventures. I’d also like to think it’s left me with the ability to survive a zombie apocalypse.
I got sucked into WoW after a couple of years in LotRO, and haven’t looked back since. (It’s drier than larping, and you bruise less.)
I’ve been happily married to Colt for just over 10 years, and he is eternally grateful that I am as addicted to gaming as he. We have three evil cats, a huge collection of books of all sorts including the sequential art of Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore and a strong appreciation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide and The Princess Bride. We both adore food far too much, and I love cooking even more (which Colt highly encourages). There’s a kind of magic to it. I have even been known to comfort bake.
When I’m not playing online or being busy in the kitchen, you might find me bellydancing (I once danced on stage with a tray of lit tea-lights on my head), wandering around castles, or beaches, and gazing yearningly at shoes and high end chocolate.
One more thing, possibly the most integral part of what makes me me……a quote from Don Juan DeMarco, a truly beautiful film. It’s perhaps one of the loveliest quotes I ever stumbled across. And I try to live by it.
There are only four questions of value in life. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.