So what brings me here, and what am I ‘about’? Well, if I’m honest, I’m not big on putting people in boxes. We are not shoes! But here goes…
I’m a wife, a mum, a daughter, a sister, a friend. I’m a nature nerd. Taking photos makes me much happier than being in them. Learning about different cultures and customs makes my brain buzz. Being a mum makes me smile, without fail. Every single day.
I’ve felt for a while that I wanted to write more, photograph more. So I’ve taken the plunge and started this blog. A means to galvanise myself into action. Typing my thoughts. Putting them out there. It feels pretty big and scary! But actually also surprisingly fun, and fulfilling. It is making me grow, creatively and personally, in directions I hadn’t expected. And I am grateful for that.
Ultimately for me, life is all about the who, what and why. Readsbyredriverbanks is about a mix of things that are important to me. It gives me the space to put words to my photographs. To write about the things that make me think. Or cry. Or smile.
My love of writing (and reading!), combined with an interpretation of my married name, is the reason behind the blog title…in case you wondered!
Always happy to meet new people; near or far. Come on in and say hello. I’d love to hear about you and your thoughts!