Who Am I? 10 Fun Facts

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Who’s the man behind the blog? In this post, I share 10 bite-sized insights into my life, my background, and my passions. Enjoy!

1) I’m a British national with Dutch heritage. My father is English, and my mother, who passed away in 2003, was Dutch. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

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 I 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“–

Steven Smiling (Gravatar)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 troublesome 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 members of the public to set up monthly direct debits to support clean energy production. ๐ŸŒ

9) I have written several 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


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62 Comments on “Who Am I? 10 Fun Facts

  1. I appreciate your warm personality! Thanks for sharing. It’s been a pleasure to read your blog and chat with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. 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.

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    • 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™‚

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