My name is Michelle and I live in a small town in Essex (no Essex girl jokes, please), UK. I commute in to London everyday and work for an US research and consultancy firm. I’ve been married for 2 years and have no kids or pets (except for a dead hamster buried in the garden). This blog is just a diary of what I’ve been doing or thinking so one day I can look back and say that I had a good time!

Why a blog? (this excerpt is taken from my second post – Mid-life crisis)

Since getting back from a business trip in San Francisco I’ve been having some sort of mid life crisis – admittedly I might be fairly on the young side for this to happen (I’m 35 in case you are wondering). But then again I do believe there are a lot of mid-30 somethings that feel like this. And as this blog is part of the ‘crisis’ .

I’ve taken up ice skating again – now I haven’t been for a few years since I broke a bone in my elbow but I used to go all the time between the ages of 14 – 16 and I even had a go at ice hockey. Now I haven’t been for years and now I’ve been 3 times this year on a Saturday morning on my own. Everyone is so young but I’m really enjoying myself even when falling over today and getting soaked. I think the ice rink has turned up the thermostat as the rink was like a swimming pool. Skating on your own is a bit pants but at least I’m getting fit and scary small children by whizzing past them is fun!

Other things that I’ve done since January are booking tickets for the V Festival, started running, going to photography exhibitions and art galleries, learning new things like Illustrator and Ruby, buying an iPod Touch, buying an USB turntable so I can download all my 12″ dance records from the 90s, buying the Sunday Times… Now this list doesn’t sound that radical but at 35 and all your friends are having children (and you can see them looking at you thinking ‘is she pregnant’ or seeing if I’m drinking or not) it feels like I’m taking a stand or trying to relive my youth!

Updated – 14 June 08


7 Responses to “About”

  1. 1 m@q April 18, 2008 at 6:42 am

    Good site… I liked it… I’ll try to stop here frequently… by the way I did not know Jokes about the Essex girls are so much popular (after pointing out that line in parenthesis I googled the net)… 😉

    Any way… nice blog … keep it up..


  2. 2 Cynical Scribble July 29, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    How weird, I’ve been reading your blog for a few weeks too *plays x-files music* I’m a rubbish at leaving comments too (I’m always the quiet one at the back). I’ll try and leave more though 🙂

  3. 3 missomg March 15, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Nice, I’ll be checkin out ya blog a bit more often then.


  4. 4 Faye May 27, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I like your mid-life crisis… sounds very familiar (lol)… I went through a divorce last year which catapulted me into changing things, starting new things that I’d wanted to do for a very long time, and practically reinventing myself into the person that I was meant to be…


    • 5 Michelle Best May 27, 2009 at 7:54 pm

      Hi Faye – thanks for the comments. Glad everything is working out for you after your divorce. I’ll be checking out your blog from now on. Cheers 🙂

  5. 6 polyworld October 25, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Just came across your site via a “similar” link on my own blog post. I really like it! I’m horrible for leaving good comments though, so I think I’ll leave it at that.


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