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Friday, June 26, 2009

The beginning!

Many many friends have been asking me for some time now 'when are you going to start a blog'?

Well, as you can all see I've started :). Hopefully this will be the first of many posts - I will try to post weekly, or at least fortnightly.

This is also the start of another new part of my life's journey. As of 2 months ago I retired from full-time work, so it is a good time to start writing a journal. Something I've never done but always wanted to, but never had the courage as I've always been a fairly private person.

You will notice as I write I have a passion about anything to do with needle, thread and/or material. I also collect a number of things, namely - thimbles, old embroideries, crocheted items, and anything to do with the 'gentle arts', plus I also love old kitchen stuff - I have a collection of wooden rolling pins, tin ware, kitchen utensils, aprons, especially embroidered ones.

My family is also very important to me - I have 3 wonderful sons, all grown up and left home, plus one absolutely delightful granddaughter (I am a bit biaised where she is concerned....) After 3 boys to have a little girl (who is a little girl, not a 'tom boy') who loves anything pink, fairies and dressing up - so different from noisy, sport loving boys - I am in second heaven. You might guess she is a little spoilt - but isn't that what Nanna's are for?

This journey will also be a learning curve for me - the cyber/techo world. I email, look at Google, check our websites, but that is about it! I wont tell you how long it took me to get this far with getting this blog up! Let's just say, today I have been on the computer for quite some time :).

Another love of mine is tennis - so I will now have to leave you all as Wimbledon is about to start here on the east coast of Aust (11.30 pm) - will return again tomorrow with some more ramblings.


Joanie Hoffman said...

Welcome to the world of blogging!
Your blog belongs to you, and you can tell us as much or as little as you like. I prefer you tell us "much" as I am kind of nosey ("interested" sounds better).
When do we get to see a picture of Jorja?
I am a Nanny and love the opportunity to post pictures my own grandchildren.
Happy days,

Gina E. said...

Our nagging has paid off! Great to see you finally joining the blog community, Joy! Just a word of warning though - don't try to hold yourself to posting on a regular basis. So many people get 'burnt out' doing that! Just post whenever you have something to write about, be it every day for a few days, then miss a week, whatever. Relax and enjoy!
BTW, I'm nosey've mentioned children and grandchildren. No husband aound now?

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