Barbarella a.k.a. The Mad Cat Lady

  • Born in 1966 and raised in Germany.
  • From age 7 had private piano tuition.
  • Taught piano from age 14 onwards.
  • Moved to London in 1984.
  • Played keyboards and sang backing vocals in various bands in London, most notably electro-goth band “Anno Lucis“.
  • Spent a lot of nights in the 80s in the London Goth & New Romantic Scene (Batcave, Frizzby Fox/Hippodrome, Kitcat Club, Slimelight, Camden Palace etc.)
  • Jobs in London: waitress, bike messenger, piano teacher, peepshow dancer, translator, and later medical and legal secretary.
  • 1990s: Started recording solo music projects.
  • 1992: Operation on my sinuses at the Royal TNE Hospital, London.
  • 1996-7: Started to learn Web Design and moving away from making music to creating websites.
  • Took part in a lot of Sci-Fi conventions all over the UK and one Babylon5 one in Los Angeles, always dressed up in various costumes (see Photo Gallery).
  • 2000: Adopted Lugosi & Spider from the RSPCA March.
  • Last music projects written and recorded in 2002/3 (Dominatrix Project).
  • 2003: Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
  • 2004: Moved to Lanzarote, Canary Islands (click here for location).
  • Started learning Photography (specialising in cats) and setting up Catnip Camera and Picture Lanzarote.
  • 2006: Adopted Persian Princess Janelle (after her human “mummy” Teresa died).
  • 2007: Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Currently working as freelance web & graphic designer (see Canariaspace.com).
  • September 2009: Rehomed Janelle with a good friend because of problems she had with Lugosi (constant fights, dislike in general – Janelle is *really* happy in her new home!), and adopted 4 1/2 month old ginger female kitten Ruby Akasha from SARA.
  • November 2009: My Astral Chart added. Click here.
  • April 2010: Making a dream come true – went to Tokyo, Japan for my birthday – check out my Tokyo Blog here
  • August 2013: First hospital stay since sinus op in 1992 (see above) – another operation survived!

Likes

  • Cats
  • Web Design
  • Photography
  • Gadgets & Shiny Things
  • Sci-fi & Horror Movies
  • Johnny Depp
  • Gothic Lifestyle
  • Warm Weather
  • Peaceful Living
  • My Apartment in Lanzarote
  • Music (most kinds)
  • Intelligent & Honest People
  • Tim Burton

 

Dislikes

  • Animal Abuse
  • Cat Haters
  • Hypocrites & Liars
  • War
  • Noisy Neighbours
  • Crowded Places
  • Arguments
  • The Cold
  • Being chronically ill
  • The Bugs in my balcony plants
  • Big Brother / Reality Shows
  • Spiders
  • Intolerance