It’s in my sticky beak nature that the about page is one of the first places I go when I visit someone’s blog or website so it seemed rude not to have one. But actually writing it is another matter – the pressure to be interesting, to be entertaining, to make you want to stay and say hello…
So until I figure out how to do that, here are just a few things about me.
I’m approaching my mid thirties but spend much of my time either feeling like an awkward teenager or acting like a cheeky toddler.
I don’t have human children but I do have two furkids. One evil genius of a cat who has made it his sole purpose in life to sit or sleep in the most awkward place possible. And my soul puppy, a collie cross, who as well as driving me up the wall on a regular basis, reminds me to find the joy in everyday.
I also have a husband. We’ve been together over 13 years and married for over 7. He too likes to sit in awkward places and drive me up the wall, but I love him.
I envy people who have “a calling”. Before my current job, I’d never stayed in any job for longer than a yer or two before getting bored, frustrated or needing a change. I’ve been where I am for over three years now and my feet are definitely getting itchy…
I like old stuff. Stuff that’s different. Stuff for the house and garden mainly but the odd bit of clothing or accessory might slip in there somewhere. I like it when it’s a bargain even more. Having said that, one of my absolute favourite things is a brand new notebook. I have quite a few but they’re all empty because I don’t want to ruin them by writing in them.
I like food and I love to eat. I love to cook but I’m not always very good at it. Between working and everything else I find it’s pretty easy to get stick in a rut cooking the same old things and getting pretty bored. I read somewhere that the only way to make yourself a better cook is to try something new everyday so I’m trying to do more of that.
My nana taught me to knit and sew. She was brilliant at both. When she died, I inherited her sewing machine and vast array of knitting needles. It made me realise how long it is since I’d done any of those things with her. I want to start making things again and I hope some of her magic is stored up in her stuff.
And why Sticky Beak? Because I’m nosy, because I seem to be developing a slight obsession with birds, because I like sticky things like cake and sweets but mostly because I like how it sounds.
Thanks for stopping by x