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Matthew Chattaway
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Attended Aberystwyth University
Lives in Coventry, UK
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Holiday Life, or Flip Flop

I always wanted an easy life but honestly did think I would get bored of it. As much as I like the relaxation and lack of worry I knew I would get bored of it. Calm waters seem to encourage me to go jump in and create waves. I liked the hustle that being…
I always wanted an easy life but honestly did think I would get bored of it. As much as I like the relaxation and lack of worry I knew I would get bored of it. Calm waters seem to encourage me to g...
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The Tough Mother Challenge - why a task list is not the way to tell useless dads how to be better parents #longread #toughmother

I've got mad at another "Look at men, they are useless and they're terrible parents, shall we help them to be better girls?" kind of article today. This all because of the "Tough Mother" challenge that is currently sweeping (can I say sweeping? Am I at…
I've got mad at another "Look at men, they are useless and they're terrible parents, shall we help them to be better girls?" kind of article today. This all because of the "Tough Mother" challenge ...
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A few thoughts on hope

I'm busy trying to organise my old drafts and posts but every so often I get a prompt that lets me try something different than just ranting about the world at large. Today the challenge is one of those "Write like this" challenges that I thought was…
I'm busy trying to organise my old drafts and posts but every so often I get a prompt that lets me try something different than just ranting about the world at large. Today the challenge is one of ...
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I just want to go away, not in the sleeping with the fishes sense but just want a nice relaxing holiday. Away from offices, away from OFSTED inspection, away from the British weather, away from the sofa, away from this cold I've had all winter. I just…
I just want to go away, not in the sleeping with the fishes sense but just want a nice relaxing holiday. Away from offices, away from OFSTED inspection, away from the British weather, away from the...
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We are a zero-cat family, well that's not necessarily true we are a zero-this-side-of-the-Atlantic family whereas Mrs G's mother lives in a Three-line abode. Geddit, three-line. It's feline but with three in, because she has three cats. In fact I should…
We are a zero-cat family, well that's not necessarily true we are a zero-this-side-of-the-Atlantic family whereas Mrs G's mother lives in a Three-line abode. Geddit, three-line. It's feline but wit...
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Never published, or BYOB(ookworm)

On one hand I am really impressed with myself, I'm nearly a quarter of the way through 2015 and I've managed to post 177 times. I'm still on target for posting one a day, but I've worked out that if I average at least 300 words a day (and that is a…
On one hand I am really impressed with myself, I'm nearly a quarter of the way through 2015 and I've managed to post 177 times. I'm still on target for posting one a day, but I've worked out that i...
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Change is great, it passes the time and relieves boredom. When life is calm and like a mill-pond I find myself getting agitated and look to see how I can stir things up. This is why I am quite happy to try new things, there is the chance I will fail but…
Change is great, it passes the time and relieves boredom. When life is calm and like a mill-pond I find myself getting agitated and look to see how I can stir things up. This is why I am quite h...
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My Life, or Your Life The Book

Mrs G is currently writing a book, and I think it's going well but it's all about feelings and adjectives and I prefer my literature with a few more maps illustrating strange locations and pop-up flaps. She is looking forward to being a published author…
Mrs G is currently writing a book, and I think it's going well but it's all about feelings and adjectives and I prefer my literature with a few more maps illustrating strange locations and pop-up f...
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My mug may need cleaning #dirtymug #tea #remindsmeoflandg

  It’s getting to that point where: My mug can smile at me I don’t need to add tea bags My work colleagues are becoming horrified by it
  It's getting to that point where: My mug can smile at me I don't need to add tea bags My work colleagues are becoming horrified by it
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The New Me, or The Full Moon

It is the end of the year, or at least it is at work, and as a result we have our end of year reviews to do. Throughout my whole career I have struggled with these as I don't have the tendency to look back over what I have done as I prefer hurtling full…
It is the end of the year, or at least it is at work, and as a result we have our end of year reviews to do. Throughout my whole career I have struggled with these as I don't have the tendency to l...
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Having to work, or Barter System

I hate having to work for a living, not the current job I am in per se, just the actual institution of having to get up in the morning and go and sit somewhere else that isn't home. I understand that I need to to pay for things like bacon and electricity…
I hate having to work for a living, not the current job I am in per se, just the actual institution of having to get up in the morning and go and sit somewhere else that isn't home. I understand th...
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Feel the burn, or Ring of Fire

I see food as a challenge, whenever I see a potential culinary challenge I feel like I need to attack it. All you can eat is an open invitation to try, and if there is an exotic cut of meat I'm going to try it. This has got me into problems more than…
I see food as a challenge, whenever I see a potential culinary challenge I feel like I need to attack it. All you can eat is an open invitation to try, and if there is an exotic cut of meat I'm goi...
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Work
Occupation
Digital Testing & Tracking Manager
Skills
Excel and Access magic, making sense of lots of data, being able to make pretty charts, cooking a good English breakfast
Employment
  • Homeserve
    Digital Testing & Tracking Manager, 2014 - present
    Messing around in Google Analytics to make sense of what people do on the Internet
  • Legal & General
    Online Analyst, 2011 - 2013
    Looking at what customers do online and try to make sense of it all
  • HSBC
    Reporting Guy, 2011 - 2011
    Making Reports, Running reports
  • Calor Gas
    Database Analyst, 2010 - 2011
    Checking the quality of the data in the customer database and fixing it, making tea and friends
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
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Coventry, UK
Previously
Birmingham, UK - Bedworth, UK - Aberystwyth, UK
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If I write entrepreneur, visionary and independent thinker firstly it makes me sound like a nobber. Mostly it would be a complete lie.
Introduction

As way of a basic introduction let’s do some facts.

  • I'm 33 years old
  • Male
  • Short
  • A geek

Well that was easy, what next? A brief potted history of my life?

Born, went to schools, went to Uni, halls burnt down, left after a year, worked in banks, went back to uni, left after 4 months, worked as an MI then Data then Marketing then Database analyst for various companies.

I've nearly died once.

I've been fired, sorry 'made redundant' once.

My heroes are scientists.

I like melodies.

I like sports.

I am somewhat a geek. Not the pocket calculator/World of Warcraft/Know every single line of Star Trek geek. I'm one of the good geeks, the kind who do know perhaps too much about the inner workings of a computer but also do other things, like socialise.

In fact, a bit like Leonard from The Big Bang Theory...with a little bit of Sheldon and throw in some Raj-like awkwardness around women as well. (I realise for anyone who has not watched this series I am talking absolute twaddle now)

Bragging rights
Keeps an eye on his Google results
Education
  • Aberystwyth University
    Microbiology and Zoology, 1998 - 1998
    Staying for a year to learn about animals, but finding out more about the response times of the Welsh Fire Brigade.
  • Coventry University
    Communication, Culture and Media, 2001 - 2001
    Arguing about the representation of cavemen in BBC documentaries
  • Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College
    A-Levels, 1996 - 1998
    Learning about maggot racing (Biology), explosions (Chemistry), tads (Maths) and practicing for pub quizzes (General Studies)
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Male
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Great chocolate, good tea... From an Englishman that is high praise
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Went in on the off chance and ended up a serendipitous decision. The food was excellent, and only the fact I was in polite company stopped me from licking the plate.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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