Ten Things

Ten Things about Me

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I recently went to see Caitlin Moran at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature (she was fab!) and she said when she first started her career as a writer with Melody Maker, she basically just used to write lists, and she said this is a really easy  way of writing. Now I always like to find an easy way of doing things, and I’d been thinking of starting a blog for a while, so this gave me an idea. Why not blog about lists? This is how Ten Things was born.

So here it is – my first blog post. Ten things about me.

  1. I am a maths teacher – I teach GCSE maths in a Further Education college to students who failed it when they were at school. I love maths and try to inspire the same passion in my students, generally with little success.
  2. I love cats and I have a tabby cat called Custard.
  3. I joined the Labour party on the day that Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the party
  4. I am a mother to two sons.
  5. I am married to an Albanian man.
  6. I live in Gloucestershire.
  7. I speak fluent Italian because I spent 10 years teaching English in Italy.
  8. I am a vegetarian.
  9. I used to weigh about three stone more than I do now. I lost the weight a few years ago, first with the low GI diet and then with the 5:2 diet which I still follow in order to maintain the weight loss and also because of the many health benefits. I also do exercise videos at home to tone up and keep the weight off.
  10. I only have one kidney. The other one was removed ten years ago along with a large benign growth called an angiomyolipoma which weighed about 2kg .

This list will give you some idea of the things I will be blogging about – family, food, exercise, politics, maths, cats and anything else that inspires me to write.

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