Sunday, 28 October 2012

Week 42: Matt

I'm @briggatebeer othewise known as Matt @northbardrinks. Manager of one of the best bars in the entire world that just so happens to be in Leeds. Currently residing in Shadwell, I'll be tweeting about beer, drinks, art and other ace things about Leeds... and... perhaps a bit on public transport!!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Week 41: Liz

I've lived in Leeds since finishing agricultural college (where I did an ever-useful degree in Equine Science) in 2003, and have always lived in Halton, East Leeds with my husband. We now have two kids, aged five and three. My daughter will tell you that she's six in three weeks though, so I'd better mention that. I think that East Leeds is a bit under-valued, so I'll probably talk a bit about that during my week as People of Leeds. I work as a lead advisor for a Big Lottery funded grant scheme called Access to Nature, the aim of which is to connect many different groups of people with the natural environment. I really love my job, which is a relief, because I work full time!

When I'm not doing that, I have a myriad of interests ranging from working on my allotment to playing with Blythe dolls. In fact, I think the only hobby I've never been interested in is golf. Oh, and football, much to the sadness of my Leeds United supporting husband. The range of things I'm interested in led to me naming my blog "Margot and Barbara", where I write three times a week on pretty much anything that occurs to me.  Subjects that I will always be interested in include the environment, travel, local, seasonal and home grown food, books, gardening, beer, fashion, the state of my wrinkles (I've become a bit obsessed by them...), tea drinking, learning about new things, and making new friends. I'm sure we'll get along...

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Week 40: Hannah

Hello! I’m Hannah, and in two weeks’ time I will have been a Loiner for 2 years. Previously a Southerner for 25 years, but in Yorkshire I finally feel like I’ve found home. I knew absolutely nothing about Leeds when I moved but it’s turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
 
So far I have lived in Brewery Wharf but the weekend before my PoL week I finally moved into my 'new' home, a back-to-back house in Kirkstall. So you can probably expect a few musings on which box did I pack so-and-so in!

I love old buildings, cemeteries, black and white films, vintage fabrics, photography (digital & 35mm), bookcrossing, and many other things besides (which you may learn about over the next week).

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Week 39: Roger

Lancashire lad converted to the Yorkshire faith. Defined by a being a husband, dad of 2, principal emergency planning officer for Leeds (which ranks as the coolest job in the city I reckon!!) and avid mountain biker. Well fed muffin tops. Absolute foody - very carnivorous. Supporter of the underdog. A family guy and humanitarian. Know nothing about sport. Once lived in Somalia.