I’m Louisa and I live in Bradford, in the UK. I’m originally from Southport but moved to West Yorkshire when I graduated from (Liverpool John Moores) university in May 2000 – living in Armley, Leeds for nearly a decade and moving to Greengates, on the border of Leeds & Bradford in autumn 2009.
I worked at the University of Leeds between 2000-2006 in a range of roles in different departments, finishing up in eLearning. In 2006, I left for a “career break” and ended up starting a web-ish company with my boyfriend, John.
Nowadays, I’m mostly fill my time running the websites that we’ve developed (more details on the lojoco page) and coming up with lots of site ideas that we don’t have time to implement because we’re too busy with other things, most notably Brightbox. I also help teach two drama groups for teenagers at Bingley Little Theatre.
Away from work, we’re delighted to live with two shiny black cats Carla and Boron (half the original pride but still fantastic), and a mad old springer spaniel called Lily. They’re all hilarious and wonderful.
Personally, I’m a bit of a hippy – a recycler, a grower of vegetables, a keeper of chickens, a maker/crafter and a foodie. I’m a member of the Green Party and as well as environment issues, I’m also interested in human rights/fair treatment, software freedom and the anti-globalisation movement. I’m an atheist, a pacifist and a feminist.
I am mostly happy and spend a lot of time laughing.