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Hello, Salut, Olá, Shw mae

Hello bloggers!

It’s always difficult to start a blog (or anything) and knowing how to start my first ever post on wordpress has been causing me much anguish, well, confusion in any case. Where to begin, what to say, what to share… The possibilities are endless for some people, I’m sure. However I’m one of those people who don’t really think they have anything that interesting to share with the rest of the world, no deep philosophical statements. It’s just me. Pure and simple.
But rather than sit here staring at a screen and hurting my eyes in the process I’m going to embrace Lao-tzu’s wisdom that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step (千里之行始于足下). I’m going to get over myself and my indecision and insecurity and dive in and get on with it.

Actually, all the writing above probably says a lot about who I am and what I’m like. It seems that for someone who thinks he has nothing to say, I manage to put a lot on paper. Apologies for what some might call written diarrhea.


As I said in the about me section, I am a graduate of languages. I studied at Bristol University and really enjoyed my time there. The course itself wasn’t the best for me (as I wasn’t interested in the professors’ fields of interest) but the experience was second to none.
I loved living in the bourgeois environs of Clifton, I made some fantastic friends, some of whom are real friends for life, and I met my love there too.

As part of my degree I went abroad for a year, specifically to Aix-en-Provence (France) and Évora (Portugal). Following successful completion of my degree I moved to Bordeaux, the home of red wine(!), and taught at the university there. Now I’m back in the UK, in Cheshire, and living with my partner. He is studying an MSc at Liverpool University and I am playing the role of dutiful househusband!!

My current interests include Nigella Lawson, well cooking her recipes (though she is rather special to me!), shopping, food shopping, human biology and SLT (speech and language therapy/pathology).

Over the course of the next few weeks, months or even years I hope to document the life and times of me, the stay-at-home “dad” (not that I’m a dad). Sharing my culinary conquests and more! Of course, my life calling isn’t to be a househusband and I foresee a lot of changes in my life in the fairly near future…so stay tuned!

I will just attach a few photos from my foreign homes and then I must dash. Le boyfriend is coming home for luncheon soon. I must deliver most dutifully!

Bordeaux ~ Miroir d'eau

Bordeaux ~ Miroir d'eau

La Rotonde ~ Aix-en-Provence

Templo de Diana ~ Évora


One thought on “Hello, Salut, Olá, Shw mae

  1. As you said, for someone with nothing to say you managed to write quite a bit! I enjoyed reading your debut blog post and look forward to what’s to come!

    Posted by jubbiz | March 9, 2012, 5:24 pm

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