I’m an avid reader and aspiring writer, lover of animals … especially creepy-crawlies, such as worms, caterpillars, spiders and all sorts of creatures that burrow in the soil and hide under rocks.  I’m also a pluviophile (a lover of rain) and a recovered scoleciphobic (someone who is afraid of worms).  It’s ironic that I was both a pluviophile and a scoleciphobic, since rain brings the worms out, but it’s not a problem for me now!

I find beauty in abandoned and derelict places, such as schools, hospitals, overgrown churchyards and asylums … the spookier, the better.   I would like to see the Northern Lights, bring in the New Year on a remote beach and fly in a helicopter, but not as a patient of the air ambulance service.

Most importantly, I am a Christian with Panentheistic convictions.  I believe that whoever we are, whichever faith we aspire to, we all have the potential for a relationship with God.

I’m writing this blog to keep me motivated and help me with my research relating to a historical fiction novel I’m working on that is set in Liverpool, though the posts here won’t always be concerned with historical aspects.  I will want to write about Liver Birds and Lambananas too.  I also write another blog, called Contemplations, though it’s in its early stages so I’ve yet to see how it will evolve.  It may well end up being all Liver Birds and Lambananas too!

On the whole, I am a fairly contented person.

Thank you for looking in.

Lesley M Dawson