Sunday, 30 December 2012

Week 51: Dan

Hi, my name is Dan and I live & work in Leeds. I am originally from Bradford and after spending some time down south I moved back to the motherland around 3 years ago.

I currently live in Kirkstall just down the road from the Abbey and I work at a wonderful city centre bar named Friends of Ham. I love Leeds for all it's hidden little gems but (although I have seen a vast improvement in the city over the last year or so) I think that it still needs a lot of work. Thankfully there are a lot of good people doing a lot of good things so I think the future is looking pretty good!

Over the course of the week I hope to spend a little bit of time with these people to see what we can expect for 2013!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Week 50: Georgiana

I am a nerd by day working with business and systems but a crafty Christmas nut by night. Addicted to mulled wine, spreadsheets and being merry. I was born in Brighton many years ago but I've now been living the dream in Leeds for over 10 years! I live in Morley in South Leeds now but have graces Hyde Park, Headingley and Burley in the past. I helped to start the Leeds City Centre Women's Institute over 3 years ago, @bunsroseswi and started @yarnia_leeds a year ago teaching knitting for free at @DockStMarket.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Week 49: Woody

Hi, my name is Woody, I'm 27, Aquarius and I have deep blue eyes. Two of them.

You'll be impressed to know I have a job but let's not talk about that right now, hopefully we can enjoy a romantic meal and a bottle of wine before we 'get down to business' ;) LOL!!

I've been told I'm a good listener and if you take the time to get to know me you'll discover I'm above average when it comes to conversation and have a GOSH, LOLOL!!

I like movies and enjoy regular trips to the pictures. Sometimes I like to buy popcorn but not always. I prefer salted but if you wanted to join me on the back row I'd be happy to butter your kernels.

I like to think of myself as adventurous as I once got lost in Debenhams but found an exit without any help from the staff.

I listen to all genres of music. Even Gangsta Rap, because I'm pretty fly for a white guy. ROFL!!

It's always been my dream to go to Wrestlemania ever since I was a little boy. But now that I'm a big boy I'm looking for the perfect partner to capture the Tag Team championships... of... love.

This isn't a dating website, is it? ROLF HARRIS!!

Week 48: Alice

As my name suggests (alicebaileyLS8) I am Leeds born and bred and currently residing in said postcode. I spent my early years in Little London and Hyde Park before moving to LS16 and bar a brief hiatus in Reading (of all places) where I went to university, the rest of my time's been spent in LS7 and 8.

I’ve worked in radio for the past 12 years, in stations all over Yorkshire. I’m now a broadcast journalist by trade, where being objective is the name of the game is – whereas in my personal life I have often been accused of harbouring a portable soapbox!  But I guess I have always been interested in both sides of the story, so maybe that’s how I ended up here.

My other big passion is music and I’ve spent (too) many a long night DJing in various clubs, mainly the fabulous and legendary Leeds club SpeedQueen.
They just do occasional nights now but it’s inclusive ethos welcoming open-minded people, gay straight, trans black, white, young, old etc.. made it a very special place in clubland through the 90s and 00s

With a full time job and a young son ,who still hates bedtime, life is pretty hectic. I’m aiming not to rant TOO much and not to tweet after too much wine (hard in the festive season I think) and also to use less brackets!
If I had a magic wand, after the obvious (getting rid of wars, hunger and ill health) I’d create an extra day between Sunday and Monday where the shops and most other stuff is closed – just for chillaxing (as the kids say).

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Week 47: Jason

Hi everyone,

I'm Jason (@Jason__Slack), by day I am the Funding & Marketing Officer of The Hunslet Club (@HunsletClub), one of the top five largest youth clubs in the UK, right here in South Leeds, other hats I wear include being Chair of the Metcalfe Smith Trust (@M_Smith_Trust) which has been making a difference to peoples' lives since 1867, volunteer with a Beaver Scout group, help when I can with Leeds Social Media Surgeries.

I am not a Leeds born and bred person, I came from Norfolk some moons ago to study at Trinity & All Saints College in Horsforth and like a lot of people, loved it so much here I decided to stay, became a charity fundraiser and that's pretty much what I've been doing ever since.

I'm interested in lots of different things, but I better not say too much here, else I've less to talk about during my week as a person of Leeds on a twitter pedestal!. If you want to know something, just ask!