Professionally I am a web developer, writer and public speaker. I have been working as a web developer since around 1997, currently I mainly work in PHP through my company edgeofmyseat.com.
In my personal life I am mum to “the Small Person”, who is now a teenager and wife to Drew McLellan – the other half of edgeofmyseat.com.
When I am not writing code, writing about writing code or acting as a taxi service to teenagers I can often be found down the gym, out running or at a dance class. I run half marathons and enjoy combining fitness with geekery by using a variety of GPS and data recording devices to track my progress. I have a fitness and running blog if you are interested in that sort of thing.
My interests include family history and religious studies. The former has led me to discover that I am descended from Irish Travellers and the latter gained me a First Class degree in Humanities with Religious Studies from the Open University. I am fascinated by religious belief, and one day would like to take those studies further.
I’m an ex-dancer and singer, ex-West End Theatre Technician and a pretty decent stage manager. I take photographs; can dress-make, cook, read Latin and lift heavy stuff, although not all at once.
About this site
This site has a long history as my personal blog. Of late the blog tends to host my long-form ramblings on subjects that would be silly to try and fit into a Tweet.
The blog is run on Perch. I’m not a designer so please let me know if anything is unreadable or unbearably ugly.