Hello there. My name’s Dom, and I live in Wiltshire, England – not too far from Avebury stone circle.
I’ve lived in rural Wiltshire for most of my life – with a few years spent in France and south London. Could be worse, right?
So what do I share about myself with you guys? I suppose a picture would be nice, so you know who you’re dealing with.
That’s me, early summer 2012 rocking the aviators, picnic basket and being savaged by a Jack Russell.
Three years ago I married a wonderful man who I have now known for over 14 years. He came along with a wonderful dog (known variously as Moog, the Empress and She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed) who was a major part of our life together but who succumbed to her various illnesses in the autumn of 2013, just shy of her 17th birthday.
I’ve always been surrounded by pets – dogs especially – and you’ll find reference to them dotted around the place. My love of animals doesn’t only cover the domestic types, but extends backward in time. I will forever be a frustrated palaeontologist, but am happy enough (honest) being an armchair discoverer of ancient worlds.
This imagining ancient worlds goes hand in hand with one of my other passions – writing. Specifically, fiction writing. I love world-building – quite literally in some instances as I enjoy writing fantasy works which have to include maps – and I’ve always loved figuring out what makes people tick; their motivations and backgrounds.
This is nowhere more evident than in the area in which I spend most of my leisure time – genealogy. Having been researching my own for over 15 years (you never really stop) I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way, and am always happy to share experiences with others!
That’s me in a nutshell.
More Posts About Me