I’m Yvann, who likes reading and drinking tea, and multitasking, which is fortunate because it permits reading, with tea!
I’m 28, until recently working as an accountant with a Big 4 firm in London and now as a management accountant with a sports club (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 am well-educated, but not well-read – and I’m trying to fix that. I went on a classics binge before my wedding and lost heart when I got to Dickens, but I’m hoping to rectify that at some point. Now that I’ve discovered this blogging business, there are so many recommendations coming through every day that I’ll never catch up with them all, but I’ve already discovered a few good authors through reading review blogs.
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 first-born, Bookmark. 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?