Sunday, 9 June 2013

Week 74: Vicky

Hello, I am Vicky and live in West Park or Far Headingley, I have never been sure which!  I came to Leeds over two years ago, after living in Brighton and London.  However I originate from a small town called Thorne in South Yorkshire.  
 
I am a blogger for Leeds Wellbeing Web, which is a blog with the aims of helping people to keep well in Leeds, with information on events, courses, cheap things to do along with personal reflections and stories.
As well as blogging I also walk dogs, little ones.  I walk five Chihuahuas and a Bichon Frise called Dino.  I have been known to get tangled up in Leads or perhaps I should say Leeds, metaphorically speaking. 

I think Leeds is on the whole a good city, there is plenty to do - I love the quirky small cinemas we have - Hyde Park and Cottage Road.  
I also enjoy the green spaces in and around Leeds and the nearby towns which are easily accessible to visit - but also sometimes need the stimulation of the city. Yes, I enjoy variety.  After living in London for such a long time, I really appreciate being in a smaller city where I can bump into people and get to know them.

I have been dabbling with my creative side since being in Leeds and have even made my own film which is called the Present,  it’s about a 30something woman with a busy life who is suffering from stress, with an emphasis on Mindfulness.  This was shown as part of ‘FIlm to Change,’ in last years Film Festival.

It sounds like a cliché but I feel passionate about the world becoming a better place,  a more ‘human friendly‘ experience   - or at least I think about this a lot!  

I hope this week to Tweet from out in the nearby countryside, from some nice coffee shops in the city and also from some interesting community settings. I am trying to get a little/lot fitter, and so may try some beginners running, get my rusty bike out or go to a yoga class - this weeks tweeting may give me the push to do it!  
This week coincides with the Mental Health: Social Media Recovery week and so my tweets may have a well being theme at times. 

Oh, I forgot to put my age - never mind :)

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