Me - The Unglamorous Girl
I've realised that while I would want people to flock to my blog and read what's there, how can I expect that if people don't know who the author is? I'm a little shy about my blogging so to begin with I think I'll keep it semi-anonymous but here's a little about me.
I'm a proud Scot living in exile in England, and have been for more than 25 years (majority of my life). I baffle people with my accent which seems to be a watered down Edinburgh accent when really I'm from the west coast. I moved to England with my two brothers and my parents and still live near my parents and oldest brother and his lovely little family.
My other brother sadly passed away three years ago. He was my world. Best friends since I could remember, we did everything together as children. He battled his disease with all he could and fought harder than anyone I've ever met. The gap left in my life is profound and I miss him terribly.
One of the many gifts he bestowed upon me was the realisation that you can do anything you put your mind to.
My brother wrote a novel, participated in a documentary, spoke in parliament regarding his illness and the treatments available, designed a stained glass window that was installed in a chapel in Hampshire, and got to the semi-finals of Mastermind.
Not only is that utterly amazing, but he couldn't use his hands. He couldn't walk. He couldn't breathe unassisted.
He was an absolute legend and I think quite a lot of my life lessons learned from him will feature in this blog.
There is a lot more to say, but think I'll save that for another post.