Hello hello my petit chum, and welcome to beSottied!
My name is Emily. I'm 26 and I like to adventure. I work in social care communications and I'm gunning for a first at York St John University.
2012 is my third Year of Adventure. I'm trying loads of mad stuff - why don't you try it, too?!
- a little bit more about Emily
Well, when I say "I run beSottied.com" I really mean I shell out £40+ a year in order to support my sporadic outbursts of enthusiasm for webdesign and other related topics.
Seeing as you're here I assume you'd like to know a bit more about me.
I am 26 years old. I am a girl. I was 5 feet tall until I had a crazy late growth spurt when I was 19. I'm now a whopping 5 feet, 3 inches.
I live on the north-east coast of England. For those with a less than detailed knowledge of the geography of the United Kingdom, this means I live closer to Edinburgh than I do to London. I'm from a small town about 35 miles south of Newcastle upon Tyne. Contrary to popular belief, this does not make me a Geordie! The north east is really beautiful and I'm always pimping it out to people when I'm on my travels. We have friendly people, bustling cities, beautiful countryside and miles of pristine beaches on the Northumberland coast. Why don't you come up and visit north east England (see what I did there)? If you don't mind the cold you could always do what I do and throw yourself in to the North Sea for a refreshing wild swim!
I work full-time in social care communications and am studying part-time for an honours degree in Communication and Culture at York St John University. This means I study a mix of things including sociology, IT, linguistics and languages (I have a qualification in British Sign Language, too). I've just finished my fourth year and am hoping to complete my studies by January 2013. I'm aiming for first-class honours and I'm currently on track to achieve that, so my main concern for the coming year is to not drop any clangers that would jeopardise my chances! I'm just getting started on my dissertation, which (for ease) I describe as being about planes and the internet. It's a pretty accurate description!
I give blood and I'm on the organ donor register. I don't generally tend to preach or nag but giving blood is something I really believe in. If you've ever considered it, even just a little bit, go along to a session near you and see what's involved. I promise you you'll be glad you did, and then you can come back and tell me all about it!
I'm often found with a pair of knitting needles in my hands and I like to kick back with a Creme Egg. It's a good thing Cadbury's only sells them between January and Easter(ish) or I would gorge myself on their fondanty goodness the whole year through and have to be pushed to work in a wheelbarrow.
I spent a month in New Zealand at the beginning of 2011 and completely fell in love with the place. An Australian guy snapped this photo of me at Lake Matheson, near Fox Glacier on New Zealand's South Island.
I love using hyphens unecessarily and am keen on jolly-hockey-sticks type English (eg jolly good, chin-chin, toodle-pip etc). I use far too many brackets. I horse ride, can pole dance, love my car and am a bit of a nerd. I mean, really, I am. If you ever feel like a leisurely sit down with an X-Files DVD, give me a call.