So, as the Wizzley wording has it: 'Here we go'. I've taken a deep breath, wiggled my fingers, have the all important glass of wine alongside, some Mike Oldfield on the player, and I'm ready to spend Saturday night in the best way I know - article creation. I have been a compulsive writer for most of my life, although the format has changed over time. I started out writing short stories in primary school Creative Writing classes, switched to writing book reviews at around the age of 10 and became hooked on penpalling shortly thereafter.
My love affair with penpalling is still alive, just about. In the last few years I have discovered writing for the web and content editing, both of which take up much more of my time these days than they should...
I'm also what is described as a voracious reader; everything from the contents of the cornflake packet to a 700 page historical epic is well within my range. But that's a whole other article and not for this one - how long do you have, after all?
I have a minor fixation with databases, leading to a 25 year project involving the collation of addresses from my penpal exploits. Associated with that is a fascination with names, so you may find both of those topics covered in future articles, as well as my 'specialist subjects' of words, music, retro technology, editing, British traditions, travel articles, corporate rewards, cats - and polar bears.