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).
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.
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.