I was first asked this question in September 2005 when I was on holiday in London. I attended the Central London Knitters group in the cafe at Foyle's and upon discovering that I was from Australia, that was the first question that they asked. At the time I was in awe of all the great knit blogs that I had seen and the idea of having my own - 'heavens no'.
I was asked the same question this Friday past and my response was, 'no i don't, but it's about time I did'. What prompted me to change my mind? I was chatting with a dear friend last week and she was waxing nostalgic for her former life in London. Me, I was just waxing lyrical about my current life, 'enthused' is the word for how I feel about the here and now. And I want to share it with the world.
So here it is - welcome to bollewangenhaptoet. This is an affectionate nickname in Dutch for a child with chubby cheeks; it's what my great-uncle called me as a child. Most of the family photos are in storage at the moment but here is a very early shot of me, perhaps just a day or so old.
So what will this blog be about? Well knitting, because that's where it all started, also some sewing (I hope), some other crafting, stories of my op shopping adventures, a bit of family life, some info about my local area - whatever takes my fancy really. I hope that you enjoy - please spread the word!
Still don't have a mobile phone though.