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Who Am I? 10 Fun Facts

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Who’s the man behind the blog? In this post, I share 10 bite-sized insights into my life, my background, and my passions. Enjoy!

1) I’m a British national with Dutch heritage. My father is English, and my mother, who passed away in 2003, was Dutch. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

2) I have lived in the UK my entire life. I was born in Cambridge, grew up in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, and moved to London to go to university. I have stayed in London since then, though I have moved house many times. ๐Ÿ 

3) In 2007, after a lengthy period of turmoil in my life, I had a breakdown and ended up in psychiatric hospital. During my time in hospital I read the Bible properly for the first time. ๐Ÿ“–

Steven Smiling (Gravatar)4) I have spent time attending Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, and Evangelical churches, which has been a real blessing and opened my mind to the diversity that exists within Christianity. โœ

5) I am single, and I live in a flat on my own, which is wonderful, despite my troublesome neighbours. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

6) I have a degree in Commercial Music, and have worked several jobs in the music industry promoting some very well-known bands. I also have a postgraduate qualification in Philosophy and Religion. ๐ŸŽ“

7) I used to play guitar in a heavy metal band named ‘Marconi’s Voodoo’. We went into the studio a few times and recorded some EPs though never an album. I still make music and have a modest home studio where I record. ๐ŸŽต

8) I have worked for a few different charities and NGOs, including one job where I was a street fundraiser for Greenpeace, which involved trying to persuade members of the public to set up monthly direct debits to support clean energy production. ๐ŸŒ

9) I have written several books, which expound my belief that there is a God who is in control of everything that happens in existence. ๐Ÿ“š

10) My favourite food right now is caramelised onion hummus, and I’m about to have some (with a tasty ciabatta) for lunch. Yum! ๐ŸŒฎ

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      1. I definitely have heard of the White Stripes, but I’m afraid with the others you really brought out the geezer in me. I certainly would have been on the same page as you if you had mentioned Duran Duran, the Cars, the Thompson Twins, i.e., 80s bands! (Yeah, and let’s throw in Flock of Seagulls and their hairdos!

        Thanks for info.

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    1. I can understand that, there is much to be afraid of in the world’s of philosophy and theology. I have to constantly guard my heart. But I find them to be wonderful and fascinating subjects ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you so much for the kind words about my blog, they are really appreciated!

      God bless you too ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Absolutely! I’d love to read yours when you’ve done it! I’m subscribed to your blog so I should I get an email when you post it ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜


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