About Krisalis:

Krisalis.org came into being at the beginning of July 2001, when I bought the domain name and moved my page onto Geocites, so I could have pictures. Before then, I had played with the idea of having a web-page, using Blogspot to mess around while I figured it out. Then I finally decided I'd had enough of pop up ads on Geocities, and needed CGI and other fancy stuff, so I caved in and started paying for my web-hosting. I'm hosted with PHPwebhosting. I like 'em!

This site is my living, breathing project. I knew next to no HTML when I started out, but I feel like I've learned quite a lot so far - you can take a look at my design archives and judge for yourself.

I've used Blogger and Moveable Type at different points in the past, but these days, the weblog is powered by Wordpress.

About me:

What do you want to know? Where should I start?

I'm in my mid-30s, I'm female, I moved to Austin, TX in 2004 from Singapore, where I lived for almost 6 (!) years. I went to Singapore after I graduated from Edinburgh University. I initally went to teach for a year at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. I really enjoyed it, so I extended my contract. When that ended, I found a "real" job (i.e. no more cushy teaching hours and long holidays, but a bit more pay and better career prospects, or so I keep telling myself).

I have dual British and American citizenship, because I was born in Texas, to British parents. I lived in Geneva for 6 years, so I speak French (although I'm becoming increasingly rusty due to lack of practise.)

I have 3 sisters, 2 parents, 1 grandparent, 1 husband, 2 kids and 1 dog.

Even More...


Were you named after anyone?
My Mum, indirectly

Krissy (to my family and Uni friends), Kris (to pretty much everyone)

Do you wish on stars?
Yes. I also knock on wood.

Living arrangement?
In a lovely house, with my lovely husband, our 2 kidlets and our labradog.

Favourite smells?
Clean laundry, freshly baked yumminess

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate, duh.

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
"Why couldn't the kids sleep in a bit longer?"

Roller coaster: scary or exciting?

How many rings till you answer the phone?
As many as it takes me to get to it.

Future daughter's name?
Her name is Suzanna

Favourite foods?
Laksa, Insalata Caprese, Blueberry pancakes from Kerby lane in Austin.

Fast driver?
Not usually

Favourite board game?

Storms - cool or scary?
A bit scary

What type was your first car?
A silver Ford Fiesta

Favourite alcoholic drink?
a nice cold beer

Zodiac sign?

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?

Have you ever met anyone famous?
Nelson Mandela and Tom Jones...possibly some others, but can't think of who right now.

If you were to dye your hair any colour, what would it be?

Ever been in love?

Lefty or Righty?

Do you type with your fingers on the right keys?

What class in school did you think was totally useless?
Theory of Knowledge. Ugh.

What are you worried about right now?
The "economic downturn". Keeping a job.

Would you ever bungee jump?

What's under your bed?
Dust bunnies

Favourite sport to watch?
The Olympics, World Cup Soccer

Ummm, and here are 100 useless facts about me.

Woah, you're still reading....well, that's it for now, but if you have any other questions/ comments/ whatever, you could always write to me.

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