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Growing up in a family of scientists and engineers I was told firmly that my 'day dreaming' phase would end. Soon, I'd be entranced by the inner workings of the periodic table and spellbound by quantum physics. But I loved living in the lands I created. Oh, the creatures that stopped by were inconceivable! Frank the chain-smoking shark, Svetlana whose heart must always go on. Marcus the Viking who'd never stopped looking for his one true love.

Alas, it soon became apparent that I wasn't going to win a Nobel prize for services to the atom.

I love Princess Bride, Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives—the drama is deliciously addictive. Big Bang Theory but will take Wolowitz over Cooper. Star Trek not Star Wars. Undercover Boss, Secret Millionaire—any story that shows the little guy making it. I follow the Buffalo Bills like a religion. I am spellbound by showjumping and equestrian eventing. I love curling up and reading all books—no genre is off-topic. I like ironing, I hate peas, love donkeys, I play a killer game of Scrabble. I will often be heading towards the fridge for another Diet Coke. I eat nothing with legs and believe wine goes with everything, oh and I'm an expert at finding new and inventive ways to avoid exercise.

I live in the sparkly beachside suburb of Redondo Beach in California with my infuriating shoe-dropping husband and my two boys who speak in mystifying grunts.