Sunday, 24 November 2013
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.
I'm Chris, a novelist and music journalist who's been back in Leeds a short while after some time away. Well, gone for 37 years, to be exact. I live in Roundhay, about a mile from where I grew up. I'll point out some changes, because, well, Leeds is a little different these days. If you pay for your share of coffees I'll take you out and about with me, round the 'hood and beyond.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
28 From Leeds, Live near Horsforth born and bred in Leeds, work for a social policy think tank do a lot of work with digital agencies in Leeds, love all the little shops and cafes here as well as the bigger places particularly Trinity which is ace. Also a social entrepreneur, I’m deaf and I’m launching a social enterprise for disabled people in the next year or so. In my spare time I love cinema trips, exploring Leeds and nearby, travelling – I seem to have permanent wanderlust! Also a massive sports fan really into LUFC, Leeds Rhinos and YCCC.
Sunday, 3 November 2013
Hi, my name is Ben Thompson and I've lived in or near Leeds for most of my life. I currently reside in the magnificent nearby city of Wakefield. I'm a freelance film producer, web and social media consultant, working mainly with local, public sector clients. Presently, a couple of days a week I can be found at one of Leeds' many excellent coffee shops or cafes working on my latest film script. I intend to spend this week sharing what I and you love about Leeds. And making daft jokes.