About

Hello and welcome to Curly Sue Review!

about curly sue review blog

First of all thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I’m glad that you’re interested in knowing a little bit more about me as a person and a blogger.

What is my name and where do I live?

My name is Amanda (not Sue! Curly Sue was my childhood nickname because of my wild curly hair) and I live in the Republic of Ireland with my family, a dog, a cat and a Timneh African Grey parrot. I’m a jack of all trades. I started an animation degree in Dublin. I then moved to Birmingham in the UK to finish my degree. Afterwards I felt that the UK wasn’t for me and decided to return home. I wanted to animate and design as a hobby but peruse other areas of work.

It was then that my love of animals led me to studying veterinary nursing. I worked hard for three years and was awarded a bachelor of science in Veterinary nursing. I had worked as a veterinary nurse for 6 years (before and during college) until I had to give the job up due to an illness which I’ve explained below.

I now work from home as a freelance editor and proofreader.

When and why did I start blogging?

I’m not new to blogging. I’ve been running a book blog called Go Book Yourself since 2013. There I write book reviews, give writing tips and host guest posts.

At the start of 2016 I wanted to branch into lifestyle. I tried incorporating it into my book blog but it just didn’t work. So Curly Sue Review was born.

What do I like to blog about?

My interests are varied but there are two main reasons I wanted to start this blog. The first one was to raise awareness for chronic illness. In 2014 I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. I quickly learned how isolating being ill can be and blogging is a great way to connect with others in a similar situation to yours.
The second reason was that I wanted somewhere to share my reviews. I’m a top reviewer (or so I’m told) so I wanted a space to share my reviews of products and write about my hobbies.
My interests include: chronic illness awareness,  animals, pet care,  gaming (PS4 and laptop), film and theater, and  travel.

Do I like to work with other bloggers and brands?

Yes of course! I’m always willing to work with other bloggers. I love meeting other bloggers and hosting guest posts. I am also willing to work with companies that fit my blog. You can find out more about that in the work with me section.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me at any time.