Who Am I? | 10 Fun Facts

Today, a bit of fun. Many of you don’t know much about me, so inspired by a fellow blogger who wrote a similar post today, I thought I’d share 10 bite-sized insights into who I am.

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1) I’m a proud Brit ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย although I have Dutch heritage ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชย which makes me feel quite European. My Father is English, and my mother, who passed away in 2003, was Dutch.

2) I have lived in the UK my entire life. I was born in Cambridge, grew up in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, and moved to London to go to university. I have stayed in London since then, though have moved house many times. ๐Ÿ 

3) In 2007 after a lengthy period of turmoil in my life, I had a breakdown and ended up in psychiatric hospital. During my time in hospital I read the Bible properly for the first time. ๐Ÿ“–

4) I have spent time attending Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, and Evangelical churches, which has been a real blessing and opened my mind to the diversity that exists within Christianity. โœ

5) I am single, and I live in a flat on my own, which is wonderful, despite my evil neighbours. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

6) I have a degree in Commercial Music, and have worked several jobs in the music industry promoting some very well-known bands. I also have a postgraduate qualification in Philosophy and Religion. ๐ŸŽ“

7) I used to play guitar in a heavy metal band named ‘Marconi’s Voodoo’. We went into the studio a few times and recorded some EPs though never an album. I still make music and have a modest home studio where I record. ๐ŸŽต

8) I have worked for a few different charities and NGOs, including one job where I was a street fundraiser for Greenpeace, which involved trying to persuade the public to set up monthly direct debits to support clean energy production. ๐ŸŒ

9) I have written two books, which expound my belief that there is a God who is in control of everything that happens in existence. ๐Ÿ“š

10) My favourite food right now is caramelised onion hummus, and I’m about to have some (with a tasty ciabatta) for lunch. Yum! ๐ŸŒฎ

Thank you for reading! On this blog I post mainly about philosophy, theology, and music. You can follow this blog to receive an email every time I publish a new post. To my fellow bloggers โ€“ feel free to add your blog to my Promote Your Blog page and I will check it out ๐Ÿ˜


    1. Haha, yes of course! Some of the best-known bands I promoted are Pixies, Prodigy, The White Stripes, Basement Jaxx, MIA, Devendra Banhart, Dizzee Rascal… any of them familiar?

      1. I definitely have heard of the White Stripes, but I’m afraid with the others you really brought out the geezer in me. I certainly would have been on the same page as you if you had mentioned Duran Duran, the Cars, the Thompson Twins, i.e., 80s bands! (Yeah, and let’s throw in Flock of Seagulls and their hairdos!

        Thanks for info.

  1. The concept of Theology and Philosophy scares me. But I’m amazed at how you know about so many religions yet, keep the faith. Also, I love your blog. God bless you richly.

    1. I can understand that, there is much to be afraid of in the world’s of philosophy and theology. I have to constantly guard my heart. But I find them to be wonderful and fascinating subjects ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you so much for the kind words about my blog, they are really appreciated!

      God bless you too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is a great idea! It is a fun way of sharing who you are in a simple way and I enjoyed finding out more about you. Would love to use it myself – are you okay with others using it?

    1. Absolutely! I’d love to read yours when you’ve done it! I’m subscribed to your blog so I should I get an email when you post it ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜

  3. What a great post, Steven! I loved learning more about you! Sounds like you have had some amazing jobs! Wondering how things are in your current flat. You thought some time ago that you might have to leave. No word on that, I’m guessing… that would be something to be thankful for since moving is never fun but simply a lot of work! Loved this! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Lynn! That’s very kind of you to think of my living situation ๐Ÿ™‚ Things are okay. No word yet on getting the ‘assured tenancy’, so I’m still living with the prospect of being pressured to move, but things have gone mercifully quiet for the moment!

      Glad you enjoyed the post ๐Ÿ˜Š Hope you’re having a blessed week!

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