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 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 lojoco, a web-ish company with my best friend, John (I’m the lo, he’s the jo, it’s our co). lojoco has run a number of successful web-based projects over the years but these days, John works full time for his other company, Brightbox so things are now a lot slower than they used to be. I escape from the internet on occasion to do various bits of consultancy and until July 2013, I taught two drama groups for teenagers at Bingley Little Theatre.
Away from work, John and I are delighted to live with four lovely cats – the old lady Carla and three whippersnappers, Matilda, Kaufman & Strange – and a mad old springer spaniel called Lily. They’re all hilarious and wonderful. (And we pour out cat milk for our fallen homies: Silicon, Carbon & Boron.)
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 also an atheist, a pacifist and a feminist.
I’m rather socially broken but I am mostly happy and spend a lot of time laughing.