Sunday, 28 April 2013

Week 68: Sharon

Hello, I’m Sharon, I have lived in East Leeds for 12 years and before that I lived and worked in London. 
I run my own training and coaching company helping people to be more productive and less stressed by their email inbox and to do list.

Away from work I love music, photography, eating out and the great scenery we have in Yorkshire.  I also have a demanding dog who will no doubt get a mention.  I am going to travel to new places in Leeds and hopefully entertain.  Let's hope for good weather.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Week 67: Ali

My name is Ali and I live in Chapel Allerton with my boyfriend and imaginary dog (hoping this will become a reality one day!). I work in Halifax at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts in the development department. I love where I live and love where I work. Having spent 3 years as a student in Leeds I am now getting to know the 'real' city and am forever acting as a tourist in my own town, constantly on the lookout for new things to see and do. This I what I will focus on during my week as @PeopleofLeeds - finding out more about Leeds and its surroundings, enjoying local businesses and making the most of all things Yorkshire. 

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Week 66: Ali

Hi there, I’m Alessandra – or Ali (@Allllliiiii), as that’s less of a mouthful! I live in Oakwood, near the clock, with my lovely fella Robin and also lovely but very naughty kitten Bandit. I’m an adopted Person of Leeds – I was born in Florida, the Sunshine State!

I work at Umpf, a lovely PR and social media agency based on The Calls, and I flipping love my job :) I’m also pretty keen on music and gigs, comedy, cake, anything colourful or sparkly (magpie), travelling, tattoos and BIG hair. You’ll usually find me at some kind of gig in Leeds (punk and ska especially please), probably with a proper cider, gin and juice or a good cuppa tea. I’m going to tweet about what I get up to during the week, and hopefully we can help each other discover some awesome new things in the city! I promise I’ll try and entertain you for the week, and if all else fails then you can have some pictures of the kitten :)

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Week 65: Hayley

Hi, I'm Hayley Avron,

Firstly, I should state that I am not born and bred in Leeds, but I have been here about 11 years (gulp), having decided that the city has more to offer me than the polite, pantiled streets of Tunbridge Wells, where I grew up.

I play roller derby for Leeds Roller Dolls (@LeedsRollerDoll). It takes up approximately 97% of my waking life and I have quite a few dreams about roller derby, too - especially leading up to bout day. If you don't know much about roller derby, you soon will because I'll be tweeting in the week leading up to our first home bout of the season (against Stockholm), so I will have bout fever!

I spend another 2% of my life working (look, maths has never been a strong point and I'm prone to exaggeration). I'm a writer, I write mainly for music websites & magazines and I currently work from home. Before you ask, yes, I do get dressed every day. OK: MOST days.

Aside from roller derby, music is my biggest passion. I haven't played in a band for a little while but I've made the majority of my friends in Leeds through music, one way or another.
I live in Moortown, total suburbia. 

Mainly, I am hoping I don't get Twitter stage-fright... Tweeter's block. That would be terrible.