I am British but have lived in New Zealand for the past 15 years.
I moved here on my own, on a one way ticket, and decided that if I didn't like the place then I had to work hard in my nursing job to get the money for my ticket back to England.
Well I am still here, and funnily enough, my parents and brother now live in New Zealand too, so nothing to actually go back for!
Our currently house is my 39th address in 42 years! I have had the lucky experience of living in such places as England, Kuwait, Jordan, France and America. I have had some amazing experiences in my life and wouldn't replace any of them for anything else.
I met my husband at work, of all places! We have been together for 14 years and married for 5 years.
We are lucky enough to have 2 charming little boys who are 8 & 10yrs old.
I love to keep up to date with what family and friends are up to, and love them to know what we are doing, so I started this blog in 2005 to keep family who were overseas up to date, without pounding them with endless emails.
It worked, and my mother now even has a blog, although she is actually sometimes better at keeping hers up to date!
I love crafts and have been an avid cross stitcher for many years, although sadly that has fallen by the wayside as I discovered quilting, although that too has fallen by the way side for a time being as I have been growing my boys, but I have always known that the time will come when I will start to get 'me time' back and then I will be able to run with my sewing to my hearts content. It sadly hasn't stopped me collecting patterns along the way, so actually have so much that I want to do not sure if I will ever find the time.
So what time I do have is spent living life and loving on my boys. I know that they will always want their mum, but very soon they will be happy for Dad to be the main person with them. So until that time arrives I will just keep my blog up to date and dream of all the wonderful quilts I can look forward to making.