About Me

Two of my big passions are travel and writing. I started this blog on a 6 month trip to South America, Sept 2009-March 2010, to bring these two interests together. Since then, I’ve carried on adding to it (sometimes very sporadically!) with posts of other trips and events. I’m a big fan of food, wine, coffee and trekking so these topics may feature more than once, and as I also like photography there are quite a few pictures on here as well.

This website is purely for fun. If you’re interested in what I do for work, I have a portfolio career combining leadership/executive coaching with coach training and editorial consultancy for selected business authors. You can find out more on my business site for Liz Gooster Ltd.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions about this Gooster on the Loose site, please post a comment – I’d love to hear from you! And you can also follow me on Twitter @lizgooster

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5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. please less of the Jean Paul Sartre. The idea is to have fun. Can we get to the bit where you get mullered at a beach party in Uruguay and end up in an inappropriate situation with a surfer dude half your age

  2. Are you taking requests? I’d like to see some musing on the Art of Packing Lightly. (And admit it, Goosie on the Loose would have been SO much better!) Jx

    1. No, it would *not* have been better as Goosie on the Loose! And thanks to JD for inspiration for the actual (and better) blog name,

  3. Excellent we get to the interesting bit. rio,samba,beach parties till 6am. Very jealous. Dimly remember how much fun it was. Can I request as much detail as we got on Pablo Neruda…..think of it as payback for your literary challenged readership.

  4. Hi Liz!,

    I’ve just subscribed to your blog.

    I’m Jo – artist, writer, traveller, mental health advocate, music lover, wild west nut intrigued by science, and renaissance soul with a potty sense of humour. I’ve miraculously recovered from thirty years of depression – a medication crisis was the catalyst, I’ve seriously never felt this good – and I’m chronicling the rebuild of my polymath and adventurous, creative lifestyle on my blog, Creating My Odyssey.

    I’m networking with other creatives and reaching people with a voice, and those with depression in particular, to demonstrate that this illness is the most treatable of mental health issues. Purely by enormous good chance through a medication crisis and wonderful neighbours, my husband and I contacted the brilliant mental health team, who, with a combination of medication (known as California Rocket Fuel- love it!) and cognitive behavioural therapy, brought me to where I am now. Which proves that provided sufferers know where to look, help is available. That’s the hard part, which shouldn’t be the case.

    Creating My Odyssey is a great vehicle for my creativity – writing (anecdotal articles – many of which have been published – my epic novel), sculpture, 3D art, painting, drawing, mixed media, digital photography – and also covers a myriad of eclectic subjects, I’m unleashing everything that was previously hidden under a bushel, as a result of which I’ve had articles published on various mental health sites.

    I’m also posting other blog links on my site and would love to exchange links and guest posts with other bloggers, particularly on mental health issues, so if you’re interested, I’d love to hear from you. Also, if possible, to collaborate with creatives, too. Possibly exchange blog posts about creative lives and biz, whatever ideas anyone may have. I’m open to (almost!) anything!

    I’ve also been writing a humongous novel forever, on and off, particularly during young parenthood and depression, to help keep me sane. Alias Jeannie Delaney is the life story of a devastating cowgirl who’s the fastest gun in the west and also bisexual. Since my recovery from depression I’ve decided it’s time to get it out there! I’m blogging about it on my site. My husband has finally taken me in hand and we’re now working our way through it. It is frustrating at times because it’s an enormous enterprise and I need all the help I can get to get it off the ground. 😃 Aside from that, all forms of creativity help distract me from going nuts!

    Thank you so much for reading!

    Jo UK

    I write about life, creativity and mental health here:
    http://www.jo-b-creative.blogspot.co.uk
    I go west here:
    Kitty Le Roy’s Wild West
    I talk to mates and share here:
    Facebook Jo Bennett
    I share my posts here:
    Facebook Creating My Odyssey
    I jaw with western folks here:
    Facebook Kitty Le Roy’s Wild West Saloon
    I tweet here:
    Twitter Jo Clutton
    I post some of my umpteen zillion photos here:
    Instagram JMClutton
    I find interesting folk to exchange notes with here:
    Linkedin Jo Clutton
    I pin loads of images here:

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