I’m a mostly harmless British woman, raised in the relative flatlands of Hertfordshire in England’s unremarkable home counties. In 2015 I moved to my spiritual homeland, the high desert in New Mexico, USA. Almost daily, I am humbled by the light, the endless skies and the raw magnificence of the Sandia Mountains. For work I freelance as a video editor and occasionally a web developer.
I blog about my interests; tv shows, martial arts, film photography, video editing, popular science, hardware and software, sci-fi, and often I share a personal story. Triffid.org has existed in some format since 2001, and has served as a reassuring constant in my life. I like writing too, and love to get feedback, so do comment if you’re inspired.
What is a triffid?
Yes, I know, it was a bad domain name choice. Apparently the works of British science fiction author John Wyndham went relatively unnoticed outside of the UK. He wrote several sci-fi books in the 1950s including The Chrysalids, The Midwich Cuckoos and Day of the Triffids.
Day of the Triffids is a story about biologist Bill Masen who specialises in the study and cultivation of giant, carnivorous plants who can move. When an asteroid shower blinds much of the population, Bill is one of the few left sighted. The hungry plants escape and capitalise on the vulnerability of the population, and Bill becomes valuable to the opportunistic leaders arising in the aftermath. It’s a great post-apocalyptic tale, written well before its time, and inspired films like 28 Days Later.