Recently I read a post on Urbanity Blog, where Ruth was sharing a wee bit of what was going on in her life right now, what you would talk about over a coffee.

Now, although I wasn’t tagged in this post I liked the idea so decided to jump on the bandwagon.

First things first. My name is not Keily. I’m sitting in Starbucks while I write this and I’m going to let you in on a secret…one of my simple pleasures in life is seeing the many different ways in which Starbucks employees write my name (I think only one person has ever got it right, they were called Kayleigh too). Actually so much that if they ask they ask how to spell it, I refuse to tell them. Now, I know this seems mean but when you have a name that you are always required to spell out for everyone you don’t really want to do it when you get coffee too. So, no Starbucks name for me, just weird variations of the spelling of “Kayleigh”.

So, if we were having coffee I would tell you that I’m part of the team organising the Edinburgh Blogger Conference in June this year. There are four of us in the team and three of us are bloggers. As well as getting to be part of organising something really exciting the team are great and people I really like, which always helps a team work better. Things are getting really exciting, tickets went on sale a couple of weeks ago and more and more things are falling into place. It’s going to be a great event!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I will be doing Tough Mudder, also in June this year. Actually, it’s the day after the Blogger Conference! I’ve wanted to do it for years but for various reasons haven’t been able to. I’m a bit nervous about it, whether I will be able to finish it, the fact that you get electrocuted… But mostly I’m looking forward to it and the amazing feeling (and the drink) I’ll get when I finish it!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I’ve recently been made redundant. I finished working on 28th February after eight and a half years at the same company. I have been doing a web design course as I really want to change what I do. I would also tell you that having no job sucks. Apart from the obvious lack of money it’s pretty boring not having work to go to.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that at the end of this month I will have been writing Frocks and Fairycakes for four years! I think it is the longest I have ever stuck anything out (that wasn’t a job I get paid for). I never thought I would enjoy writing the blog as much as I do, and since it’s coming up to four years I have a few changes planned for the look of it.

Photograph taken by me