I called my blog ‘This Bug’s Life’ because sometimes I feel like a cockroach squashed under the Shoe of Life, but mostly I feel like a bumblebee – bumblebees are unable to fly but no one told them that, so they do it anyway!
I am South African – a former university lecturer in journalism and media studies, now working as a language specialist (teacher, coach, mentor, speechwriter, editor, proofreader) and translator in Stockholm, Sweden. I mainly work teaching people in positions of power to talk about Sweden and how it works, in English.
I love animals (particularly cats and South African Boerboels), English, languages, stationery, handbags, fashion, beauty products, useless information, and bungy-jumping so you can see plenty of those on my blog.
I am always willing to oblige requests for posts and answer any questions I can, so feel free to contact me at janet.carr AT gmail.com or use the contact form below.