Hi, I’m Claire!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.
Why Livejournal 2.0? I used to keep a Livejournal from 2001 until 2016, where I wrote about my private thoughts, books I’d read and gigs I’d been to. Since 2016, I’ve kept a paper journal. However, I missed keeping an online log of books I’ve read, bands I’ve seen and days out — I made a lot of friends through Livejournal, many of whom I still speak to regularly today. I decided to revive that with this blog.
About this blog
I aim to update this blog twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
This blog is about various things – mostly days out, photos I’ve taken, books I’ve read and my fitness journey.
You can expect lots of photos of castles and gardens, as I visit lots of historical sites. I read a lot of fantasy – anything with magic and dragons is usually of interest. I have also just bought a Peloton bike which I have set up in my living room, that I am looking forward to using, and will be writing about my experiences here too.
A bit about me
I live in Hertfordshire, UK, and I work as Head of Marketing for a company in London. I’m currently training as a Web Developer Apprentice (more details are on my dedicated blog – clairescoding.co.uk). As well as my blog, I also write video and board game reviews for a friend’s website, Big Boss Battle.
I like reading, mostly fantasy, horror and crime. I enjoy writing with fountain pens, journalling and writing letters. I enjoy video games, especially role playing games such as Skyrim, Neverwinter Nights and Fallout 3. I regularly host tabletop game nights with friends where we play and review lots of board games. I love live music, and my favourite singers and bands include The Dresden Dolls, My Ruin, Clutch, Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson.
Last year I bought a Peloton bike — it’s the only exercise I’ve ever kept up on a regular basis!