I’ve been back in Merseyside for the last seventeen years and am in love with my city of Liverpool! You can’t escape the humour here… or the culture; I love how strangers start chatting to each other and I feel a part of that. I’ve worked as a celebrant for several years since leaving teaching… but am lucky enough to be part of the Humanist Ceremonies training team now, getting to work with new celebrants as they start their own journeys.
The hub and I love walking and we regularly get to the Peak District and the Lakes; our summer holidays are usually spent in the mountains of Austria or the French Alps. In 2015, I amazed my family (who used to have to drag me out of the city when I was a teenager) by trekking in the stunning Himalayas near Dharamshala, India, raising money for Liverpool Children’s Hospital Alder Hey in the process. In 2017, it was the Inca Trail in Peru, raising money for Liverpool Samaritans, where I volunteered as a listener for 4 years.
I may only have a back yard but it is stuffed full of plants and trees in a variety of pots and containers, including old water tanks! I have recently become a bit addicted to feeding the birds too, which may end up becoming an expensive habit. The ever-growing family of house sparrows seem to be grateful, at least.
Please get in touch if you would like to chat about the sort of ceremony you’d like to put together for a proper send off.