About me

Mid 40’s, resident of Aberdeenshire. Originally from Weymouth, and have arrived here via Plymouth, Manchester, London (several times), Edinburgh, Oxford (twice), Newcastle/Gateshead and Norwich. If you’ve come here looking for a blog, well when you’ve not posted anything in a few years, it’s probably time to admit you’re not going to pick it up again. I might try some longer format articles in the future.

In my spare time I am normally found contemplating the countryside, listening to vinyl (liquid and neurofunk drum and bass mostly), stroking  cats, brewing beer, drinking beer, gaming, or being a little bit too in love with my battered but adored old black Golf GTI called Arthur.  Keeping fit is a constant in my life, mainly running, Les Mills BodyCombat and BodyPump.

I write at least one novel a year in an attempt to learn how to write.  These are generally written during National Novel Writing Month.  One day I will go back and re-draft my work and attempt to get it published.  Big fan of the Oxford comma. I read a lot of sci-fi, and have been tempted back into fantasy by the Malazan Book of the Fallen series (look it up, and thank me later) and I’m always on the lookout for great films to watch. Preferably with cars, bullets and martial arts in. My tastes are not that refined.

Social media presence is primarily Twitter but be warned, it is pretty much exclusively about work.  If you’re interested in what I do then you can also connect on LinkedIn.  You might find me on Facebook if you’re friends with someone who knows me.  I can be found on Skype with the user ID “drdanielswan”. I am also drdanielswan on Instagram. But it’s not very interesting.