About Me

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.

The Empress Naps

The Empress Naps

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.


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