Saturday, July 16, 2016

Meet Lou16, Contributor on Review This!

Lou16, Louanne Cox, Review This! contributor
I was christened Louanne, but I've been writing online under the moniker of Lou16 for a number of years now.   I've met the other contributors with Review This! while writing for other sites and am excited to join the team here.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself...... I grew up in the south west of England and had a very happy childhood where I 'devoured' a book a day and yet still had plenty of time to play outside with all of my friends!   

I was a teen during the 80s which means I'm convinced that 80s music is the best!   In fact I think some may say I listen to too much 80s music as I've indoctrinated my teenage daughter.   Now she does complain when I'm playing one of  'mum's songs', but she knows all the words to a range of 80s songs so I feel like my work is complete!

When I was 19 I moved halfway around the world to New Zealand and a couple of years later I met a Kiwi who would become my hubby.   There were quite a few culture shocks in the move, but I did fall in love with the natural beauty that New Zealand has in bounds.   Ten years later, however I was about to emigrate again this time with my husband and not quite so far away.   

The Northern Territory of Australia was calling and so we started our Aussie adventure.   After 18 months we moved to Queensland, Australia and our daughter completed our family unit of 2 adults, 2 dogs and 1 baby.   We still live happily in Queensland and can't imagine moving, but never say never!

Despite living in Australia we still keep New Zealand in our hearts and I even have my very own Kiwiana Shop on Zazzle!

I discovered the internet and the potential to write online when my daughter was young and over a decade later I'm still loving the opportunities the internet has given us.

What will you see me writing about?   

So many things to review - Lou16 reviews
Louanne in thought c/o Lou's Designs
Now that is a hard question to answer as I have so many things I love to write about.  On my site I write about gift ideas, making money online, zombies and dolls.  I also have blogs on the 80s, cocktails, halloween and more.

I have a couple of sites on Christmas, my favorite being Christmas Tree Ideas and as I love Christmas I'm sure I'll be adding some Christmas articles on here.  I also enjoy fancy dress which is evident on my Everything Halloween site which has far more costume articles than anything else.

In the past I've written about Zazzle, photography, genealogy, my love of tea & chocolate and lots more.   In other words, you just never know what to expect!

I hope you enjoy my articles on Review This Reviews and that you find them helpful when you're trying to decide whether or not to get something.

My Top Articles on Review This

Just having a quick look at my top articles (at the time of writing) and you can see that they are all on totally different things!

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  1. So very, very happy to see your smiling face, Louanne, and looking forward to reading your upcoming reviews. So glad you've joined us!

  2. Louanne, welcome to the Review This! team. It's delightful to have you on board. I've moved around a lot in my lifetime, but not from country to country as you have. :) I can hardly wait to read your reviews from the perspective of someone living on the other side of the world.

  3. Louanne, I am absolutely thrilled that you have joined us here on Review This! I have always loved you and your articles and I look forward to the articles you will share here. I have never been to New Zealand or to Australia, I have only read about them, their flora, their animals and the differences from America. I didn't realize that you grew up in England until I read this article though. I can well imagine the culture shock when you moved to New Zealand. Wow! You are certainly a lot more courageous than I am.

  4. Welcome to Review This. It is great to have you here!

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  6. Welcome Louanne! I look forward to reading more about you and the things you enjoy.

  7. Welcome, looking forward to reading your reviews as well :)

  8. It's wonderful to have you writing here, Louanne. I'm looking forward to what you will choose to share with us.


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