About Me (Updated)

My name is Jake, and I live in Huddersfield with my girlfriend and one cat – both of whom crop up in the blog from time to time.

I used to work in the Banking industry, but all that ended in 2016 when the hammer of redundancy drove home the nail of job loss. I am now a Game Master at an escape room in Huddersfield where I get to lock people up for fun.

Neither the banking or the escape rooming put my degree in Colour and Polymer Chemistry to good use. My parents must be so proud!

I am an avid gamer and wrote for Ready Up for several years. I have collected the articles I wrote here for posterity. I have recently started to make Let’s Play videos for YouTube and can be found streaming games on Twitch or Mixer.

As well as gaming, I enjoy reading, writing, comedy, TV and movies. And escape rooms, but that should be fairly obvious.

I used to say that I stopped listening to music when Steps split up. But then they reformed and ruined what was, up to that point, a finely crafted tagline. My day-to-day soundtrack is generally provided by Absolute Radio.

And Radio 4 because it’s ace.

I’ve had a Blue Peter badge since I was about 13, but I never took advantage of any of the free entry offers. And then people selling their badges on eBay ruined that for everyone. I was also a member of Rolf’s Cartoon Club but we don’t talk about that anymore.

Should you want to, I can be reached on all the usual Social Media things, generally under the username Geofortean.

Or you can email me.