Baa-me Kniits

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Who am I?

Eight Answers....

The Lovely Kate  was tagged and has asked us to fill in the blanks regarding some questions about ourselves.

So here it is....

My Favorite meal is....  Chicken Caesar Salad ( with the dressing on the side ;-) )  followed by anything chocolate but Mud cake if I can get it.

Do you have a quirky eccentricity?....yes my husband!  He just told me I have too many to mention  :-)

My middle name is....  Ann, after my mother.

I am passionate about.... horses, my other family pets, wool,books, family,  and at the moment as it changes often, crochet, blogging and avoiding housework!

Thongs or Birkenstocks...   Definitely Birkenstocks or any other super chunky sandal or boots.

Who was I before I had kids...  Looking for love in all the wrong places, hence the 'older parent' status ( one person even asked me once if the boys were my grandchildren...ooops ).     Maybe that's not the answer Kate was searching for???     Well.... I have always been passionate about animals so naturally I became a Veterinary Nurse.  I worked after school to start with and then in various practices around Sydney and Canberra and I even did 4 years in London in  a great practice and worked with all the visiting specialists.  After moving to Cairns 15 years ago I did various jobs in all manner of places but my favorite ones were:  a horse riding trail guide for all the Japanese tourists, working on a station near Cloncurry as a gardener (boy that was hard work), working as a milker at a dairy farm, brilliant but very rainy and split shifts are a killer!   Finally as a DPI inspector on a Fruit Fly Road Block checking all the traffic for contraband  ie Fruit.   Great Fun!!    Here I was set up by a colleague on a blind date with my husband and father of my two 'full on' boys...and they lived happily ever after   :-)

Have I ever been arrested....  No, drunk and disorderly but never arrested!

This weekend I will.... Take the boys to hockey, go grocery shopping,  do the markets on Sunday, ride my horse, watch TV with Billy, share a family meal (Billy is home too late during the week), knit, crochet, read, blog and have 5 minutes peace while Billy has some quality time with the boys.

Hope you enjoyed....


  1. wow you have done so much. loved reading your eight. crochet and blogging seem to be a constant with avoiding housework

  2. I have always enjoyed your blog, but now I will enjoy it more since I feel like I know you. I too, love Birkenstocks and had my daughter later in life!

  3. Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Love to read the interesting facts about you - I love horses too, but haven't owned one since I moved to the US from Perth (WA) almost 20 years ago. Will try and get Jack to post my photos of his lego for your boys. Rambo bunny is a rabbit I knitted for Jack who has camo pants and is still waiting for machine gun :-) Have a lovely day!

  4. Thanks so much for playing Jenni, I loved reading your answers and getting to know you a bit better. Is that photo recent? It is positively arctic here and I am wearing about 6 layers and will be very jealous if you are living in singlet weather. X

  5. Great to know more about you Jenni. :O)

  6. Wonderful to get to know you more. Loving those orange crocs in the photo. Lovely dovely indeedy.

  7. Love all your answers Jenni! The photo's great.

  8. loved reading this, have a fantastic weekend! and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, ...... eeeeeee drunk and disorderly!!

  9. Aha! And this is why you were up in the middle of my night! Too bad you're so far away - I'd say, let's hit the trail. But I have a feeling your horses are a bit taller than my little 14 - 1 Morgan. Even so, I bet he could out-trot your canter! Some of my best friends are vet nurses. Love the breed (the nurses AND the horses). Glad you found me.

  10. How lovely to get to know you! Your world is so different from mine but the pleasures and problems of parenting are the same the world over. Thank you for sharing.


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