This is Jess. Well, sometimes Jess & Dan, but you get the point.
The Real Life Thing
My name is Jess, I’m 28 years old and I live in Leeds, West Yorkshire. I spend my days as a PhD student in psychology at Leeds Beckett university. I share a home with my ninja husband / god of the machine (Dan), and all our various toys and collections. Things I love include vodka, baking, corsets, crafts, my Blythe dolls, cosmetics, tentacles and tea.
glitterbat.net was purchased in August 2004 (time flies!) and has been used for a variety of things, all very much me – pixel art, Blythe dolls, hosting friends, tinkering with code, documenting life, and general Internet mucking around. I stopped hand cranking static content and initially made the switch to blogging/WordPress in 2006 (I think?) and have been using it since. You’ll find me here emptying my head on all manner of things – lifestyle, beauty, travel, and of course my dolls and toys. If someone reads and enjoys, finds something useful, or connects with me that’s just a massive bonus!
Dan and I are trying to run food blog together at Geek Eats, and a photography blog at drakett.co.uk. I blog about my research and work at jessicadrakett.co.uk, which is a great bit of reflexivity for my PhD. I’ve also looked after the BlytheCon UK websites since 2012. I’ll be honest though, glitterbat.net is my one true love. I love working to make WordPress beautiful, and am available to do custom blog designs or themes – get in touch if you’re interested!
Sometimes lovely people get in touch to ask me to review or feature a particular product or service – firstly, thank you! Secondly, this will always be made explicitly clear in my posts. I’m not about to lie to you, so all opinions presented are 100% honest and 100% my own. I’m far too Yorkshire to “pee up your leg and try to tell you it’s raining”, as my dad would say. Otherwise, any items/services I blog about have been purchased by myself.
Get In Touch
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