A European mongrel is what I call myself. Born in Ireland to a German mother and Dutch father, I have lived in and travelled to many places both in Europe and further afield and after much deliberation I have chosen Australia for my longer term home.
I am an enthusiastic high school English teacher, currently living and working as a teacher in NSW, Australia.
I am an avid reader, my mum used to ration me to one book a day when we went on holidays when I was younger. I love travelling, food, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures and ways of life. I am also a keen advocate for human rights.
I started this blog in 2009 when I lived and worked in Sri Lanka for six months as a journalist. It was originally a series of musing and observations that I wrote down and sent to family and friends and eventually – on someones recommendation – it morphed into a blog. It is now a compilation of my interests, ramblings and hobbies.
I hope you enjoy reading it and do drop me a line if you have any questions or comments. I’m always happy to hear from people.