Hello, welcome to my site!
My name is Liam Overend and I am (currently) an unpublished writer of poetry, children’s picture books and other works of fiction and non-fiction. As this doesn’t pay very well I have a side hustle doing metallurgy which takes up about 37 hours a week plus commuting time.
I have always written poetry, whether it be short and sweet ditties or rewriting song lyrics for comedy value. I love it. I love playing with words; a pun here, an unexpected twist there. People say that I manage to capture the ordinary and turn it into something that they had never considered could be funny.
I enjoy writing about my travel adventures as can be seen on my other blog, www.travelsfromoverend.wordpress.com although I don’t contribute much to this anymore. I have been writing about my first trip to Florida to see the shuttle launch for years now, it might be finished for the tenth anniversary of the adventure!
I’m also a big lover of music and computer games and I will write about it from time to time. I couldn’t do this full-time though as after a while my reviews all start sounding the same!
When I’m not writing, I dabble in a bit of gaming (console and the board variety), go to gigs, climb and take the Lotus out for a spin – not as much as I should though, it spends more time as a work of art than a car. I used to run a bit but with the recent purchase of a house, this has been swapped for DIY and nursery building for baby Overend number one!
For this site, most of the photography is my own and I will credit others if it is not. The equipment I use varies, but currently in my arsenal are:
Huawei Y7 mobile phone
Gaming screenshots will be taken from my XBox One
I use the following editing software and apps:
Microsoft Office Picture Manager
Microsoft Paint (it’s amazing what you can do with this)
The Huawei Y7 Gallery tools
Snapseed App – good for filters and adding labels
Layout App – good for collages
Mematic App – for memes
For writing purposes, I tend to use the current version of Microsoft Word and my writing is normally done on my HP Laptop which is too slow for my liking. I need to get one of my tech-friends to look at it.
Thanks for stopping by, if there’s something you like, let me know. Share, comment, you know the drill!