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Just found your forum! Always looking for great patterns. Being full-time working RN, and involved in other activities, don't have the time for craft that I'd love to. But Nannie Nitteds for the 3.5 grandchildren and their mums are great for the "wind-down" TV viewing, and quilts for the kids get squeezed in somehow! :) Married 40 yrs to wonderful man, have 2 girls - one lives in Seattle and one in Sydney, Aus, so we have to travel for hugs!!
 

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Hi Maggs ...

Welcome to the forum ! Thanks for joining ! My grown children and I, all live in the USA, but still travel and when we can't, send lots of hugs back and forth .......
and aren't those grandbabies wonderful ?!

Izzy
 

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Thank you Izzy, for your lovely welcome.

Not sure how often I'll be on here, but it's a great resource when we're looking for patterns. And I'm looking forward to the newsletter. Have already found a gorgeous Baby Cocoon and Hat pattern which I've saved for the baby due in Sydney, 20th July. I'm hoping "Bump" will arrive 2 days earlier, for Nannie's birthday!!

Yes, grandparenthood is an amazingly wonderful institution!

Enjoy!

Margot.
 

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Hi Margot and alpajem, welcome to you both to the forum. You will make heaps of new friends and get lots of help, not just about knitting/crocheting, from everyone.

Our son and his family live in Brisbane so we usually fly up to babysit for a week in the middle two school holiday breaks each year. Both our son and daughter-in-law work and so we help out with the babysitting. The in-laws help out with the 'hot weather holidays. We do not like the hot weather too much that is why we go in July and Sept/Oct. Having said that, it gets pretty hot for us in Sept/Oct. After babysitting my husband and I usually have a few days on the Gold Coast to recuperate. Once my husband goes back to Tasmania to work, I usually have another week there by myself. Absolutely love it.

Anyway, enjoy the site.

Love Jenny xxxx :)
 

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Thanks Jenny! Glad you can take some time from Tassie to enjoy our lovely Gold Coast. My husband's brother lives in Tassie. We've only visited once, several decades ago. It's very pretty .. we'd love to revisit. But most of our very infrequent tripping is to Seattle or to Sydney to visit our daughters and their families. Maybe we can catch up for a coffee when you're next here!!
 

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Hi Jenny: Would love to meet you for coffee/tea and a knit n natter when you are on the Gold Coast in July or September. Perhaps you, Maggs and I could all get together one day. What part of the Gold Coast do you usually stay at? I live up near Dream World. Lots of crafty hugs Essie
 

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Thanks Jenny! Glad you can take some time from Tassie to enjoy our lovely Gold Coast. My husband's brother lives in Tassie. We've only visited once, several decades ago. It's very pretty .. we'd love to revisit. But most of our very infrequent tripping is to Seattle or to Sydney to visit our daughters and their families. Maybe we can catch up for a coffee when you're next here!!
Hi Margot, I will keep in touch re catching up for 'cuppa'. Our daughter and her family used to have friends in Seattle and visited them while they were on holidays to the USA. I have 'distant rellies' in Sydney also, but have never actually visited with them. We live not far from the Hobart Airport, where does your brother-in-law live?

Tassie is a great place to live, especially in Autumn - my favourite time here. Mind you we can have the four seasons in one day as you probably already know.

Love Jenny xxxx :)
 

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Hi Jenny: Would love to meet you for coffee/tea and a knit n natter when you are on the Gold Coast in July or September. Perhaps you, Maggs and I could all get together one day. What part of the Gold Coast do you usually stay at? I live up near Dream World. Lots of crafty hugs Essie
Hi Essie, good to hear from you. I will keep in touch about catching up for a 'cuppa' and a knit n natter. It sounds great, and if Margot joined us too we would have our own little knitting group (lol). I usually stay in Broadbeach as it is easier to get around for me on buses etc, when I am by myself. I do drive but that would add another expense to the holiday to hire a car. Will do it if it means catching up with you though. My husband said he thinks it is only about 10klms to Dreamworld, so that would not be a problem for me. Something to look forward to. We will only be up in Brisbane for babysitting and no extra time on the Gold Coast this July as we will have only been home from a holiday away with our daughter and her family about 2 and a bit weeks before babysitting duties. I am hoping to have my week on the Gold Coast after babysitting in September/October so hopefully that might work for us to catch up.

Will keep in touch. Take care.

Love Jenny xxxx :)
 

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Hi Jenny: Hubby says Broadbeach is about 20 kms from here. But we could meet up at Pacific Fair (right at Broadbeach) or Australia Fair in Southport (bus stops right out front). Would love to meet you. of crafty Hugs Essie
 

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Hi Essie, I am soooo excited. Can't wait to meet you. I go to those shopping centres heaps when I am up there so pretty much know my way around them. Well, I do tend to get lost sometimes at Australia Fair, but I don't really mind as I always manage to find the right exit to the bus. Both shopping centres are huge, compared to ours in Tassie.

Take care.

Love and hugs from Jenny xxxx :):)
 

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Hi Jenny: When it gets closer to the time you will be on the Gold Coast, we can decide which shopping centre to meet at. And if you think these are huge, you should see the one near where my sister lives.

She lives in Edmonton. Alberta, Canada. The West Edmonton Mall has an indoor ice-skating rink, rides (like Dream World), an indoor wave-pool and swimming area with sandy beach. And of course lots and lots of stores and cafes.

Looking forward to meeting you. Lots of crafty Hugs Essie
 

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Hello to all you lot Down Under from the UK and welcome to the forum. Happy knitting.
 

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Hi: thanks for your welcome. Where in the UK are you? I was born in Lancashire. Alpajem
Hi, I'm in the South of England in Camberley, Surrey. About 30 miles
SW of London. Happy knitting :p
 

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Well shoot! If I'm reading right there several new friends here on this one page of the forum. Have you all met"pinkfarmer" ?.Don't realy know where she is except some where in England. She just joined today. Welcome ALL from South Mississippi. enjoy the company. I know I do. Una
 

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Hi: I was born in England, but raised in Canada. In fact, I lived in Surrey, B.C. Canada before moving to Australia. And that confuses people here in Oz who say "but Surrey is in England".

I am knitting with circular needles at the moment as I cannot hold the straight needles and I cannot manage to crochet right now. Am recovering from surgery to broken left elbow and cannot bend the arm enough to manage them yet. But I will get there.

What are you making at the moment? And what do you most like to knit? Do you crochet or loom knit? I am also learning loom knitting now.

Lots of crafty hugs Essie from Oz
 
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