Prior to retraining as a developer, I had my own small business as an independent retailer selling childrens clothes and gifts but I spent the majority of my working life at Royal Mail.
During my many years at Royal Mail I did everything from sorting mail and office admin to holding face to face meetings with enterprise clients and managing customer service teams. As a result I have a lot of experience dealing with corporate customers and know a lot more than most web developers about sorting machines!
I am a volunteer at a small local charity called SPACE Stockport, an ADHD parent support group. I’m one of the organisers for WordCamp Manchester and I’m a STEMNET volunteer.
When I’m not working, volunteering or writing blog posts, I do all the usual family stuff. I also enjoy an assortment of 1950s housewifey type activities such as sewing and crochet, although over the last few years I have definitely spent more time on my laptop than anywhere else.