Who am I?

Hey! My name is Jo, I'm a 30 'something' from Carlisle, Cumbria, UK.  I live with my boyfriend Mark and my little cat Meg.

I trained in History of Art, then Museum Studies, then even Primary Teaching, and have worked in Manchester in retail and then in London in the museum sector.  I now live and work in Carlisle at a university as an Alumni Officer.

I spend my free time blogging (duh!), reading blogs, crocheting, sewing, reading crafty and trashy celeb magazines, being outside as much as possible either running, mountain biking walking or camping or just snuggled up with Mark watching the latest American TV series boxset.

I love discovering new blogs and making new blogger friends, so please do leave me comments and links to your blog, would love to check it out.

You can also contact/find me here:

Instagram: @Jothestrange
Twitter: @Jothestrange

I am also on Bloglovin if you wish to follow me here...

Well thanks for discovering my little hiding place.
I hope you enjoy reading!


  1. I really love your blog, it feels like a very nice place to be. Glad I found you :)
    Ashley x

    1. Thank you! Means a lot to know that people like it! x

  2. Hi Jo! Found your blog through the Better Blogger Network - it is really cute! Your description sounded a little bit like what I've got going on at my blog =) Haven't told everyone about my blog either, but that's a great way to meet some more new friends, right? xo Anja @ cocalores.blogspot.com

    1. Hi Anja
      Thank you so much for visitng and commenting on my blog, really means a lot to me when people comment. Better Blogger Network is really good, I have already discovered loads of lovely new blogs. I am off to check out your blog properly, it looks great! Jo x

  3. Aww thank you for the lovely mention, you little gem :) You've also inspired me to update my 'About Me' and 'Favourite Blogs', I still live in London according to my blog! I'll be probably be seeing you around more often now that I'm in your neck of the woods xx


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