I am Ruthy and this is my personal blog. It covers a fairly random range of topics:
- enjoying life with my 5 year old son
- thrift and second-hand buys
- days out
- books and ebooks
- cross-stitching and crafty things
- Doctor Who and other cult tv
- pop songs and vinyl records
- keeping fit and healthy
- gadgets and portable devices
- beauty products, especially eco-friendly brands
In case you are wondering why I am called 'nyssapod', I'll give you the short version here.
There was once a Doctor Who companion called Nyssa. I rather liked the name so adopted it as my middle name when I was at school. It even ended up on my degree certificate.
My dad started calling me 'nyssapod'. It was actually a joke. But in 2005 when I needed a name for an e-mail address I found that all the obvious choices were already being used by other people. So I decided to use 'nyssapod'.
It's handy to have a name that no-one else uses, and now I have various accounts in the name of 'nyssapod', including
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org