I’m Yvann. I like reading, drinking tea, eating chocolate, to-do lists and multitasking. Also cricket and cycling.
I’m 30, until recently working as an accountant with a Big 4 firm in London and now as a management accountant with a sports venue (and also part-time – very part-time – as a German-English translator). I studied physics at uni (Oxford) and modern languages after uni (Open Uni). I had the good fortune to choose parents who love languages, so I grew up bilingual (in German) and with a smattering of other European languages (which made the language degree easier). I used to play a lot of cricket, quite well actually; now I mostly administer cricket with a bit of playing and umpiring.
I live in
East South central south-west London with my ex-physicist now hedge-fund-slave husband, who’s tall and skinny and Scottish and very very clever, and our small children, Bookmark and Spud. I am actually Australian, but no one seems to believe me when I say that. Given my Irish first name and heritage, Croatian grandmother and German birth, that’s not really surprising, is it?
This used to be a book review blog and then I mostly stopped reading when I had Bookmark, but I had a lot more time to think about everyday life, so I’m trying to re-launch this as a more “general thoughts” blog.