Hey there! I'm Mark, and never mind how I've sometimes felt, I'm not alien. In fact I'd go so far as to say I'm a pretty good human being - or at least I'm trying to be.
For a very long time I did very different things to what I do now, travelling the world playing with radios and even using a barbed wire fence to talk to the UK from somewhere in Malaysia. Then, basically because I hadn't seen my parents for years, I ended up in rural Yorkshire working in IT, before travelling the world again (well, at least to the States quite a lot) with a mobile phone thing that masqueraded as a suitcase. Exciting times!
Then, in 2013, I had a breakdown. Personally and professionally I really hit the buffers.
BooBoo and Ted is what's risen from the ashes and it's here to make me smile, and more importantly to make you smile. I battled depression for years without diagnosis and I'm a bourbon cream motivated vegan. I've been an ultra-runner and I will be again. I've seen the sun set on beautiful African coasts and now I enjoy watching the sun rise here on the (wee bit colder) North-East coast of England.
...and a happier I.
In a studio with my beloved (You Make Me Design) and our big pooch (Buddy, and before him BooBoo), I design and make gifts and goodies with joy at their heart. I hope to spread smiles and kindness with all that I do. If that seems gushy for a bloke, I gotta tell you I also love rainbows and I'm excited about roller skating on the promenade. I'm happily odd and think all the best people are - I'm also proudly feminist and support any and all that suffer discrimination.