Hello world!

As this is my very first blog post, I thought I’d take the time to introduce myself, my life and my thoughts on blogging. I’m 24 and graduated from the University of Manchester with a 2:1 in History in 2010. Since then, I’ve been working in PR at a full service marketing communications agency based in the centre of Manchester. I’m originally from Southampton, so Manchester was a big move for me and ever since I graduated, I’ve been saying that my goal is to move back down south again and to (hopefully) work in London. My current job is great and I’ve learnt a hell of a lot and taken on a fair bit of responsibility, but I work mainly in the business to business arena and although I do spend most of my days writing, much of this is usually about the next big thing in DIY tools or plastic packaging. So I’ve decided that when the big move finally occurs I’m going to try and move into a career that I’m more passionate about.

For me, that’s what this blog is all about. My life outside of work is books, reading, writing, finding new places to go and new places to see. Hopefully, this blog will express some of those views and will help inspire others through its reviews.

I’m a book fanatic and so there’s naturally going to be a big focus on literature and the such like, but I hope that keeping a blog will also encourage me to try and experience some of the weird and wonderful things that Manchester, London and everywhere else in the UK have to offer – at the very least it’ll make for an interesting post! I’m also by my own admission a bit of a serial fadder when it comes to sports and hobbies. I’ve tried my hand at lot of things, from military fitness classes to Bikram Yoga to ballet, and I’m sure I won’t stop at that. But I’ll keep updating as I go along and hopefully soon I’ll find something that sticks!

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3 thoughts on “Hello world!

  1. Hi!
    I don’t know exactly how I came to your blog, but here I am!
    I have also created a new book blog a few months ago, but my inspiration is completely different: I’m Spanish and I’m studying English, and I want to improve my reading and writing skills, and I thought a blog would suit me very good to get it!
    So well, very pleased to “meet” you.
    Good luck with your blog!!

    Regards!!

  2. Hi Isi! Great to meet you too! I’m actually trying to learn Spanish at the moment – so the opposite way round to you. I’ve bought a Spanish copy of Harry Potter and am trying to read it. I’m getting there slowly but surely! You have a great blog, I’m now following it!

  3. I haven’t study Hispanic philology, but if I can help you somehow, just write me an email!
    Good luck with Harry Potter! I’ve been thinking about reading it in English too, but I thought it would have a lot of words about the “magic world”, so it would be difficult to understand. And anyway, at the moment I feel comfortable reading adult books, so I’m trying with them.
    Well, we keep in touch through our blogs.
    See you!!

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