GIRL ABOUT WEST YORKSHIRE
Hi, I’m Emma. I live just outside Halifax and those well-worn cobbles have been my home for 32 years. I’ve travelled the world but my heart – and bank balance – have always brought me back to Yorkshire. I’m a wife, mum to daughter Lyla, primary school teacher, 90s lover, bargain hunter and secret eater amongst many other roles. I haven’t had a lie in past 7am since 2013 (thanks Lyla) but wouldn’t have it any other way. After seven years together, I married my husband Matt last year and we now spend most of our spare time eating our weight in pitta and hummus, slagging off everyone on Coronation Street and planning our next adventure. Bruce is the other man in my life – a handsome Manchester terrier puppy who does a great job of keeping me on my toes (when he’s not biting them). I don’t know when to stop doing anything – eating, drinking, talking, reversing – but every Sunday night I turn over a new leaf and am the queen of starting afresh. I’ve been looking for a hobby since around 1992 which has resulted in me being able to play Twinkle Twinkle on the recorder, flute AND piano, being scared of horses and having an instant dislike to pink lycra. I’m an honest Yorkshire lass and look forward to showing off my home-town of Halifax (it is the Shoreditch of the North you know!) and the rest of beautiful West Yorkshire in all its glory.