My name is Thomas Widmann. I was born in 1972 in Denmark as a German citizen, and I’m now living in Scotland as a Danish citizen. Perhaps I will one day retire to a warm and sunny place as a Scottish citizen…
I’m married to a beautiful Scottish woman called Phyllis Buchanan (see the photo on the right), and we have two wonderful daughters, Anna and Amaia Buchanan-Widmann. Most of the time we’re joined by Phyllis’s three kids from her previous marriage, Marcel, Charlotte and Léon Gautier. Léon has lived with me since before his first birthday, and he speaks fluent Danish.
I hold an MA degree from Aarhus University in linguistics with Japanese and computer science with maths, and I also studied Georgian for a year at Tbilisi University.
In 2002 I got a job at Collins Dictionaries in Glasgow, which is where I met Phyllis.
In 2009 Phyllis and I set up a company together. It’s called Complexli and it offers computional, lexicographic and linguistic consultancy services.
As should be clear from this blog, I’m very interested in politics. I’m socially and economically liberal, I’m strongly pro-EU, and I support Scottish independence.