Gayle Bentham - Marketing Assistant for SureFlap
Hello! I’m Gayle Bentham, the Marketing Assistant for the English markets at SureFlap! I’m in charge of all the English social media channels including this blog! I also run the SureFlap Facebook fan page and the SureFlap Twitter account, SureFlapNews.
I have two pet degus, Dexter and Sharkbait! They are fascinating to watch and they make cute little noises; a bit like guinea pigs!
I consider myself to be a very creative person and often have craft projects on the go. A couple of years ago, I discovered needle felting, a form of needlecraft that involves shaping raw wool. Writing is a big part of my life, both at work and in my spare time at home. I am currently writing a children’s novel that I hope to try to get published one day!
I’m a keen cook and often experiment with different flavour combinations. Sometimes they work but other times, not so much! I like Italian food and anything spicy. I hate raw tomatoes, but adore them when they’re cooked.
In September last year, I joined my local Rock Choir group. I like singing, but not on my own, so a choir seemed like the best way to go. The choir will be singing at a local festival in the summer, which I’m really looking forward to.
I love being outdoors – I enjoy long walks in the woods and exploring new places. I recently climbed Snowdon, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a killer on the knees though! I’ve been skiing for the last few winters, though I’m still not very good at it!
In 2006 I joined an overland tour and travelled through Africa for 8 months, visiting 25 countries in total (though I’d struggle to name them all now!) It was the most amazing, fascinating, eye-opening, gruelling, terrifying and unforgettable journey, one that has left me with countless memories that I will cherish forever. My two favourite aspects of the trip were meeting so many amazing local people and having the most spectacular encounters with African wildlife. If I could go anywhere in the world right now, I’d go to Borneo to see the orang-utans.
If I were to describe myself in three words, I’d say I am creative, anxious and driven. I like the saying ‘you can sleep when you’re dead’, but I certainly don’t live by it – I love my sleep far too much!
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