Sunday, 12 January 2014

Week 104: Second Anniversary

This week we're doing something a bit different. It's the second anniversary of PoL, so we've invited back past curators to take over each day as a sort of retrospective. We'll also be having a birthday party on Thursday at Lazy Lounge on Wellington St from 7.30pm, so please do come and join us. So the week looks like this: Monday - Lianne Hi, I'm Lianne Marie. The last time I did PoL I live tweeted my wedding, so am somewhat under pressure for a follow up! I'm currently 10 months into my Baby Holiday from my job as a Social Media Marketing Nerd, but thankfully I haven't lost all sense of social decorum and won't spend all day tweeting "Starchild did this", but whilst trying very hard not to swear a lot, I may forget. I make no such promises about talking constantly about food. I'm a real food movement fanatic, make lavender jam & write the food blog Everything Goes With Toast. Tuesday - Ben I'm Ben of Leeds from Week 15. I published an itinerary each morning of my week and walked across Leeds in a storm on my last day for your entertainment. I put my name in the hat for an anniversary day so I could take you all on a special tour of the city. Wednesday - Amber I was the 17th PoL back in May 2012 and it was such fun that I jumped at the chance of coming back for a day. I still spend most of the time wandering the streets of Leeds with my sons but there are now 3 of them, aged 7, 5 and 18 months. And we have recently moved house from Burley to Kirkstall. Thursday - Kirsty I was the original PoL, and I'm also the admin for the account. I'll be spending the day looking back over the past two years, and answering your questions on PoL, Leeds, and the universe. I'll also be out and about all day taking photos and meeting people. Then at night, I'll be handing over to all the previous PoLs at the PoL Birthday Party, for them to tweet about their time as curators. Friday - Ali I first wore the PoL hat in April 2013 – which seems like much longer ago than it actually is! Lots has happened since then and I’ve gotten to know Leeds and her lovely folk even better, so I can’t wait to help celebrate the PoL anniversary by chatting to you all again. I’m an adopted Yorkshire-person (via Florida) and I currently live in north Leeds with my lovely fella Robin and our two tearaway cats. I’m a Senior Account Exec at a lovely PR / social media agency on the Calls and a few of my very favourite things are music, food, words, colours and aerial dance (like pole and lyra). Let’s talk! Saturday - Ewan Hello, I'm Ewan, and back in September 2012 I was Person of Leeds #34. Since then I have also had a week as Person of the UK. If I'm honest, I long for the giddy speed of the Rotation Curation Twitter time-line, which is why I jumped at the chance of being PoL for a second time, even if it's only for one day. Sunday - PP Hello people (again) I am the mysterious Prodigious Progeny – if anybody doesn’t know, my true identity must be secret because I’m only 11. The last time I was a Person of Leeds was the 79th week ,which was from Sunday the 14th in July, after the whole awesomeness began. Mainly, these are the reasons of wanting to be a PoL again: 1. I get to swim in the sea of social networking (being metaphorical is the best thing ever). 2. I get to represent the young generation of my fellow east Leeds brethren!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Week 103: Jon

My name is Jon. Jon Stormbeard. That's not my real name obviously, but it's how I'm best known on Twitter @stormbeard. I live in Kirkstall, near the abbey and I work for a broadcasting company in the city centre. During this week, I'll be attending and live-tweeting as many Leeds-based events as I possibly can. I try to be active in community and art events locally and I'm a huge fan of live music, live theater and art exhibitions. I am a filthy, no-good, soft Southerner. I'm originally from Kent. I moved to Leeds 4 years ago because I wanted an exciting life, with capital city glamour and opportunity but with northern personality and affordability.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Week 101: Scotty

My name is Scotty and I am a resident of Leeds, gods' playground. I work in Criminal Justice and I will be letting Leeds see a week in the life of me.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Week 100: Dan

I'm Dan, I was born and grew up in Leeds, then was exiled to the grim nether-regions of Hull before returning to Kirkstall 3 years ago. I run a blog about soup and can often be found searching for weird and wonderful ingredients in Leeds Market. When I'm not sweating over a hot pan, I can be found getting fanatical about books, music, films, comics, TV shows, games, monkeys, meat, beer, kittens and basically geeking out a bit. Why don't you geek out a bit with me? Also, its Christmas. Lets see how Leeds does Christmas!

Week 99: Anna

Passionate about food...live in community friendly Chapel Allerton and work for a global ingredients company in marketing. I research and present culinary trends and EU insights for retail & foodservice. This week, tweets will capture Leeds' growing foodie & art scene...if you enjoyed reading #FF @anna_nichol

Week 98: Cassandra

I've lived in Leeds since 2002, when I made the bold decision to migrate from East to West Yorkshire for university. I'm now settled in Chapel Allerton with my husband and two cats. I work in Headingley for a Leeds based charity; a social network that supports young people with Multiple Sclerosis. Outside of work, I train with Hot Wheel Roller Derby, drink wine, potter in my shed and wander about, thinking about things. I spend most of my spare time in my garden and kitchen. My life revolves around food: growing it, planning it, cooking it, occasionally writing about it, eating it. I don't refer to myself as a 'foodie' as I have no idea what it means. I'm passionate about clean, uncomplicated, dishes which have been cooked with time and care. I'm the slowest cook on earth. I dislike fennel, fusion food and microwaves. I love seafood, eating with my fingers, long fermentation baking and Leeds City market. During my week with People of Leeds, I'll most likely be tweeting about eating, hanging around, the awesome charity I work for, my cats and roller derby.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Week 97: Aaron

My given name is Aaron Louis Adrian Nicholas Holt. I've been a native of Morley (LS27) since birth and almost all major milestones and rites of passage during my 29 years on this planet have occurred in and around Leeds I recently moved from Morley to Tingley, which is where my little family and I now enjoy our archetypal suburban, cul-de-sac existence. We pay tax to Leeds City Council and our phone number begins 0113, but inexplicably we have a WF3 postcode. Nonetheless, I have been eagerly awaiting my chance to be 'Person of Leeds' for months so refuse to be ousted on the grounds of a technicality! My official job title is 'Trailblazing Sales Behemoth' and I am employed by an awesome American company called @Pluralsight. They let me work from home, as well as sending me all over Europe and the UK (although I will be staying grounded during my PoL week - I have a lot to show you!) I see this as a beautiful opportunity to nostalgically chronicle my life and times in this fair city, factoring in an appropriate amount of rose tinting, interspersed with stark objectivity and sarcasm.