I have spent over a decade working in public libraries, most recently with the London Borough of Sutton, running both adult and children’s events including regular children’s story time sessions. I now work as a secondary school librarian where I get to eagerly enthuse about the joy of reading to teenagers.
I set up and continue to run a daytime reading group for the parents of preschool children at the London Borough of Sutton and am passionate about the potential that daytime reading groups offer parents for wellbeing and literacy for all the family.
I have recently chartered gaining my MCLIP and taken part in Rudai23 to improve and widen my experience of social media and virtual tools; This blog, in part, includes my personal reflections and thoughts through this process.
In spare time I assist at a local environmental charity, utilising my teaching qualification in biology to facilitate practical growing courses for families. I come from a family of allotmenteers, and am always trying to grow something new. This I failed miserably to grow anything apart from nurturing four fox cubs who proceeded to eat, trample and play with everything – One runner bean survived the carnage along with the very happy memories we took away watching the fox cubs grow.
When I’m not growing things or putting books away I love listening to music and going to gigs.
I am currently enjoying Mogwai’s ‘Rave Tapes’ as I type…