Hello and welcome to my corner of the world wide web! Thank you for stopping by and thank you for taking the time to read my About page. I’m not very good at these things and tend to ramble, so bear with me πŸ™‚

Just looking to share a little with the world. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression in January of 2019 after being unwell since August 2012. It’s been a journey I can tell you! I lost my job in retail in June 2019, I was there for almost 20 years. I’ve been a carer for my parents since early 2011.

I β™₯ NASCAR (#di9 #teamAG Chase Elliott, Alan Gustafson), country music, photography, reading, gardening, movies, ham radio, writing letters and stationery.

I run a Twitter and FB group fan account in support of the #9 team in NASCAR. It’s so much fun and helps with my anxiety. I’ve made some lovely friends through doing it too. The links can all be found on the NASCAR page too.

I’ve been into photography for as long as I can remember. Apparently, my Dad was into it when he was growing up and even had his own darkroom. Pretty cool πŸ™‚ I did indeed start with a 35mm camera and upgraded through the years to now my iPhone and Nikon D5500. I’m a complete newbie when it comes to the Nikon, I’ve hardly used it, it’s quite overwhelming. I don’t use any software to alter my photos. What you see is what you get πŸ™‚ #nofilter

My favourite authors are JRR Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, Stephen King, Robin Hobb and Robert Jordan. I’m currently listening to The Wheel of Time series on Audible, I’m up to Winter’s Heart. The only genre I don’t like is chick-lit/women’s fiction, I’ve found it too much of the same and too predictable.

Gardening is something I’m new at. My Dad is pretty good at it but due to his health and age can’t do a lot, Mum, the same. They both grew up in the country so know quite a bit. Our garden is quite messy at the moment but we’ve been working on it bit by bit. I love watching the birds come to the feeders and water fountain πŸ™‚

Movies: Top Gun, Days of Thunder (the reason I fell in β™₯ with NASCAR), Memoirs of a Geisha, Lord of The Rings trilogy, Almost Famous, Convoy, Smokey & The Bandit, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Sister Act 1 & 2, Disney, Titanic, Good Morning Vietnam.

I’ve been a shortwave radio listener since the age of 1990 and a radio ham since 2003. Enjoy contesting and events. Actually incredibly shy and it took quite a lot of effort to get me to talk on the air, I think that’s why I like contesting, it’s a short exchange lol.

Proud Soldiers’ Angels member. Currently on the Letter Writing Team, Cards Plus Team and Special Operations Forces Team.

My faith journey began in the Autumn of 2018 thanks to a wonderful friend “C”.