Alexandra was born in 1965, and lived in Chesterfield in Derbyshire until she was 19 years old. In the mid 1980’s she moved to Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
Alexandra started writing poetry many years ago, often keeping ideas, words, and verses penned in the backs of diaries, journals, scribbled on envelopes, bits of paper and even stored on her mobile phone.
Growing up surrounded by such beautiful rolling countryside has definitely inspired my writing.
Alexandra works as a freelance British Sign Language Interpreter.
Interpreting is more than a job, it is a vocation; everyone has a story to tell. I love communication, books, language and words.
As a practicing Buddhist; in May 2011 she was privileged to have a meeting with Sangharakshita – the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order. He inspired her to take her writing seriously and sowed the seeds for the beginning of a poetry blog. This meeting combined with encouragement from friends and other writers, led to the start of the, ‘ Worldly Winds’ blog. At present the poetry on her blog mainly has a theme of, ‘longing and loss’.
Poetry is my passion and burns brightly within. I cannot imagine ever being in a situation where I am not scribbling down some wisdom, or inspiration that has come to me.
I like the idea of blogging my work, as it enables people to access poetry, and maybe even inspire them to write. My blog has only been live for a short time, and already I am touched by how many people have viewed my work, taken the time to leave comments and even follow my poems and verses; I find it a humbling experience.
My ramblings are based on my personal experiences from my weird and wonderful life;
My mother used to joke that my life story would make a best-selling trilogy for Catherine Cookson, and even then it would be considered too unbelievable.
I do not aim to make a living out of my writing, but it would be nice to leave a small thumbprint somewhere in this universe, before I continue onward with my transcendental travels!