About Jem

Hello… I’m Jem.


I’m a blog post writing, website making, heavy weight lifting, geek t-shirt collecting, feminist mama geek. Or something like that.

I create things online, for money: websites, content, bad jokes on twitter (nobody pays me for that one really).

I play ‘mum’ to two kids — Isabel and Oliver — who fill my life with love and laughter, and are the cause of my drinking problem (jokes).

my kids

I am married to a fellow nerd, whom I met on OKCupid in May 2014, shortly after kicking out my (now ex) partner of 12 years. As cliché as it sounds, my husband truly completes me: his existence in my life brings out the best of me & he makes me feel happier than I ever thought possible. We ‘tied the knot’ in a private ceremony in May 2016, on the second anniversary of when we met.


I occasionally run a variety of distances (although won’t be breaking records any time soon) and like to lift heavy weights because it makes me look badass. Or just an ass, not sure which.


I have a bit of a pet “problem”. At any one point I have several cats, rabbits and guinea pigs (current count: 4 cats, 2 rabbits, 7 guinea pigs). To stop me from creating my own mini zoo, I regularly volunteer at Shropshire Cat Rescue. Unfortunately this hasn’t quite worked as plan, as several of current animals were adopted from the rescue anyway.

Fudge in the bath

I’m stubborn, sarcastic, honest to a fault (probably not a good idea to ask me if your bum looks big in that) and have a habit of being a bit of a “know it all”. Probably because I really do know it all.

I love to read, collect geek t-shirts and vaguely remember a time when I had chance to be a gamer. I like cake, wine, ice cream and bacon. Did I mention wine?

I am actively involved in a boycott of all Nestlé products.

Read my manifesto for life »