Who or What is WordCustard?
A writer and designer with a love of all things creative
The Word on WordCustard
Friends and strangers, I appreciate you taking the time to learn a little about me. Some of you may already be familiar with my username which I have kept here on Wizzley. It has also come to my attention recently that some of you only like me for my nice pear* but you will need to go to the other site for that avatar.
As to the whole WordCustard thing, it's all quite simple. I have always loved words. I used to permanently have my nose in a book, now I have my nose in a Kindle.
And the Custard, I hear you ask? Yep, I like custard. Oddly, I never wrote about it in all my many online articles and blog posts. I don't even eat it all that often. But I can tell you that Marks&Spencer vanilla custard is one of the finest. Fun fact: according to the Telegraph, at the beginning of the British recession M&S custard sales soared (source: 50 Ways the Recession is Changing Our Lives) proving that it truly is a wonderful comfort food.
You can find me elsewhere on the Web writing as Veronica Bow and friends just call me Nicki.
[Note for the confused: many of my online friends are used to seeing an avatar of a smiling green pear next to my username. Here on Wizzley I'm using a more human picture, drawn especially for me by awesome graphic designer Arncyn of Poptastic Tees. I owe her big time.]
My Life: Online and Off
I have been writing online since late 2009 and have a collection of nearly 150 pages on Squidoo and a few more on Hubpages. My topic interests include European travel (especially the Alps regions), creative home decor, and face painting. You can find some of my face painting ideas on my blog Face Paint Heaven.
I live in beautiful Scotland and my favourite activity is to travel around with a camera, capturing the Scottish landscapes and seascapes.
Though I have had a love of art for a long time, I lost confidence in my own skills and only lately am rediscovering the artist within. I share many of my graphics, photos and designs in my Zazzle stores.
I'm a graduate of two British universities and have spent most of my life between England and Scotland. However, once upon a time, I lived in a Chalet in the Alps.
By the way, if you get to know me, you will discover I have an obsession with windows.
Other things I like include language learning. I once was almost trilingual, sadly time and lack of practise have taken their toll. My favourite language is Italian and I also studied French. I understand more German than I speak, have a tiny bit of Japanese, and once attempted to learn Dutch but the similarities to German made it difficult.
Earning a Living Online
When it came to being wary of 'making money online' opportunities, I must have been top of the list. The trouble is, of course, that there are so many scams out there. However, I also found out that a whole lot of talented people are using their skills to earn an additional income.
A year and a half on and I too have seen that it is possible to earn online. I also know from my own experience and from learning from those I admire that it is possible to do so with integrity.
I've also come across a whole lot of interesting and inspiring people. Many of them arrived through the Wizzley door a few hours before me (and a good friend just followed in on my heels). It's great to see you all here!
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Odds and Ends
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