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The #atozchallenge2020 – A – About me

The #atozchallenge2020 – A – About me

So, I thought I’d introduce myself

This is also me. On a beach, in the Dominican.

My hair really is that red, my skin does look like Gondor is calling for aid.

So…my name is Kai, and that photo was taken the summer before my 40th birthday, two summers ago. Little did I know that worrying about Zika wasn’t the one I needed to watch. Two years on, I did the same as many people did and went ‘this is my year’. And it is. I’ll explain the asterisk later though. (think W is for….)

I write a little bit of everything. In the coming days, I’ll add books and information, and I’m gearing up to teach too 🙂
I was born in Scotland in the late ’70s, so I’m a Gen Xer. Nanowrimo volunteer of 18 years this coming November, I teach, I code, I run servers, I write, I watch TV occasionally, I read *a lot* (though that blog is a bit out of date, my Goodreads records automatically for me) and I do lots of fun stuff on Twitter. You can find me most places in fact, as Kaiberie 🙂

Other than that, this blog is going to be about books, and hobbies and all of the stuff that interests me. I advocate for mental health, I love gaming, I do diamond paintings, I’m the pet of two cats, mum of two adults (one of which had his third kidney removed recently, I’ll do that on in K is for Kidneys), the other going onto a photography course if things settle after the summer. My partner and I attend infosec conferences occasionally, and I’m doing a combined STEM degree, while he’s working in infosec and loves it.

I am bipolar/CPTSD, very anxious and an agoraphobe, so I see the world a bit differently through all of this, and I’ll only really touch on the pandemic running riot through our daily lives. I know it’s not the new normal, but it’s the new normal for now. So please, take care.
So, it’s nice to meet you! Tell me about yourself!


  1. I once worked with a woman who had a third kidney. Hers had to be surgically removed — I’m assuming your son’s situation was similar.

    My husband, on the other hand, has had a lifelong battle with kidney disease, and had a kidney transplant last year (May 2019). My A-to-Z theme is health; I’m not sure whether I’ll get into any of that throughout the challenge or not, but your post reminded of it nonetheless. 🙂

    Enjoy your A-to-Z’ing!

    • That was exactly it. A duplex kidney that failed. We thought he might lose both on that side, and some of the…uhm…plumbing caused some interesting conversations, but my poor boy had sepsis and everything before they operated on him.
      I’m so sorry your husband has been through that, and I hope, regardless of what’s going on now, he’s doing ok (especially now though!).
      Good luck with the AtoZ!

  2. Hello! It’s great to “meet” you out in the blog world! I’m excited to hear about the things that interest you, as it seems like we have a lot in common! Looking forward to it!

    Stopping by from the A to Z Blog Challenge!
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  3. I never knew that people could have three kidneys. I’m so glad your son is okay. I have family members who have had kidney transplant/disease, so know that side of it. All the best for the challenges, both the major and the A-Z.

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