About – Me!

Since the point of this is to say and do things without the embarrassment of everyone I know making helpful – or otherwise – comments, I’m not going to identify myself.

I retired from full time work as a lecturer in English and Head of department at a small college in the UK a couple of years ago. I didn’t find it easy  trying to fit hobbies and family into a lifestyle that seems more, rather than less crowded than before I finished full time work. I did some consultation work testing for dyslexia and helping learners with dyslexia but just on a part time basis but I’ve decided enough is enough.

I “discovered” Zentangle in June 2013 and was hooked within days. One day, I’m hoping to become a CZT and spread the word. Until then, I just keep on practising.  (“The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.”  The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more atzentangle.com.) 

Music I like: The Beatles, Bryan Adams,  Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Elbow, Cream, Paloma Faith, Pink, Jimi Hendrix, and lots from the 60’s and 70’s.

Favourite films: Pretty Woman, The Bourne Trilogy, Flight of the Navigator, Labyrinth,  Lion King, Despicable Me, UP (Love this one), Harry Potter,

Books and authors: Jane Eyre – best book ever written; Villette too. Pride and Prejudice and all the rest , Secret Garden, Handmaid’s Tale, Robber Bride and most of what Margaret Attwood writes, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING by Terry Pratchett, anything by Elizabeth Gaskell, Robert B Parker, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Dean Koontz, John Steinbeck. Ernest Hemingway. Actually, if it’s in print, I’ll give it a go.

T.V. : Morse, Frost, Endeavor, Lewis, North and South, Downton Abbey, Great Railway Journeys, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Rick Stein, James Martin, Dalziel and Pascoe, Foyle’s War.

6 thoughts on “About – Me!

  1. oh, I just KNEW when I saw your post was MagratsCraft…I knew I had encountered a fellowTerry Pratchett fan! I’ve been reading about the Disc World off and on for a couple of decades, and love them all. Just finished Lords and Ladies. What an author! *almost* as good as Tolkien.

      1. Oh Heidisue, how your comments made me laugh. Yes, I have almost every Pratchett book and have read them all at least once. Clearly, im also a Tolkein fan and Jane Eyre really is my favourite book of all time, so you got me!

  2. I just finished rereading Jane Eyre and all of Jane Austin (tho I’m still not a fan of Mansfield Park…). I own – and have read – everything Terry Pratchett ever wrote. I think the world divides into those who appreciate and can laugh with and at his delightful sense of the absurdity of humanity and those who lift their noses and righteously declare that they “Don’t read science fiction”. Guess who I’d rather spend time with…

  3. Just as a P.S., I love your tangles on the Diva and there I’m known by my real name…Suzanne Durville (also known, from time to time, as ohnopandora)

  4. I’ve found you lol ! You have been on my conscience ever since your kind offer, I replied to you on my blog but I wasn’t sure that replies go through to your email. I suppose I could have written to all the Margerets but there we are. Anyway thank you very much, it was nice to know what make of white pen to get that is obtainable around here rather than America. If ever I am really stuck I will get in touch with you, there are surprising things that you can’t get in Ireland sometimes, although Amazon can be the answer.

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