10 things about me.

Because I like to read the about me pages on all those blogs out there ;)

  1. I'm a mama to nine wonderful children, 5 girls, 4 boys, aged from 24 years way down to our august 2012 baby.
  2. I have given birth in 4 decades, the 1980's (88), the 1990's (90, 91, 93 & 95), the 2000's (whatever that's called?), (05, 06, & 09), and in the 2010's (12).
  3. This means I have given birth in 4 decades of my live, my teens (twice), my twenties (three times), my thirties (three times) and my fourties (once).
  4. I was born in 1971 (because I'm one of those people who try to work out someones ages from what they wrote - if you're the same then this will save you the headwork....)
  5. My children are all to my long time partner/husband.......because when you say nine children people always ask.....and assume the ten year gap between number five and six was also a gap between relationships......
  6. I'm a grandma to one grandgirl (born 2006) and will be grandma again to another girl around April/May 2012.
  7. My amazing Nana taught me to knit when I was around six years old.
  8. I taught myself to crochet when I was 38!
  9. I'm still teaching myself to sew but I'm either a rubbish teacher or a rubbish pupil....or more likely both!
  10. I have three spinning wheels - one definitely spins, one will when I fix the tension thing, and one, well, I have no time to look at it so no idea......
  11. I can't spin for toffee!
  12. I have a lovely collection of sock yarns and I'm addicted to collecting more even though I hate to use them.
  13. I am challenging myself to knit one pair of socks per month in a bid to resolve the above point!
  14. I would love to have a nice little Etsy or similar shop but by the time I knit for family I have no time for other knitting (see point 1 & 6)
  15. I am maternity leave right now from a fantastic job with the NHS supporting educating pregnant women about breastfeeding and supporting them to initiate and continue to breastfeed once baby is in their arms.
  16. I live in a battered 160 year old end terrace up North which I love very much but wish it were warmer/quieter/had gardens/stopped crumbling......
  17. I am terrible at finding time to reply to peoples phone calls/emails/blog comments.....(see point 1 & 6)
  18. I read all the blogs in my sidebar even if I don't comment, and many more besides.
  19. I don't have a facebook/twitter/pinterest account (related to point 17...)
  20. I always find more to say when it's too late......hence my 10 points becoming 20!

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