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.