Hi I’m Julie, the latest member of the YCD team. Most of you won’t have met me yet but if you follow us on Social Media we might have had a chat without you knowing! I joined the team as the Social Media and Advertising executive, or as we like to put it the ‘Social Thinker’, so all the wit and charm of our daily posts is purely down to me (joking guys!). Whether you need help with your Google Adwords or Social Media Advertising I’m your go to here in the studio.
When I’m not in the studio I spend a lot of my spare weekends in the central belt, especially Glasgow. My background is in music so I love to keep up to date with what the Glasgow scene has to offer, plus I have more than a slight obsession with Tantrum Doughnuts that Inverness has yet to break (their pistachio and hibiscus doughnuts are worth a visit to Glasgow alone!).
I’m an avid reader, my favourite book being ‘The Painted Veil’ by W. Somerset Maugham. I try to read at least 2 books a month as a goal, I’m currently 200 or so pages into ‘The Power’ by Naomi Alderman, no idea what I’m moving onto next so any suggestions? I also love podcasts and usually listen to 2 or 3 a day on the train to work (As I’m writing this I’m listening to a ‘Stuff You Should Know’ episode on Mass Hysteria, pretty interesting!).
No bio of me would be complete without mentioning my totally normal, grown up and not at all geeky obsession with Dinosaurs! I love them. I even took an online course on Dinosaur Paleobiology last year, it was cool, really! Currently counting down the days (323, if you want to know) until Dippy the Diplodocus visits Glasgow.
Dippy the dinosaur is on tour. The 26-metre long skeleton has been on display for more than a century at London's Natural History Museum, captivating generations of children. This week, for the first time, Dippy was set up outside the Natural History Museum, as the skeleton began a tour of the UK. The cast, which is made from plaster of Paris and resin, is an example of the Diplodocus carnegii species that roamed North America. It is named after Andrew Carnegie, a 19th century industrialist, who donated the cast to the museum. . #London #NaturalHistoryMuseum #Dippy #Dinosaur #POTD
Hope to meet you all at some point, if you’re popping into the studio don’t forget the doughnuts!