Firstly, thank you for visiting my blog!
I am very new to the blogging world and learning (and making mistakes) all the time. This blog will be mainly about my patchwork and quilting, sewing, knitting and crochet but I reserve the right to go "off-piste" with some cooking and musings in general.
I am a 61 year old Mum, Grandma and wife. Married to Mike, Mum and step mum to Caroline, Jenny and Susannah and Grandma to Sam, Alexandra, Jacob, Isobel, Vivi and Hugo. The grandchildren range from nine to nearly two.
Mike and I live in the Vale of Glamorgan, just outside Cardiff in Wales. We are surrounded by countryside and both of us enjoy the peace and quiet. However the proximity to Cardiff means we also enjoy concerts, opera, ballet, museums, galleries and restaurants.
I trained as a nurse and midwife but I have been retired, by choice, since the age of 47. Sometimes it's difficult to see how I fitted my work in.
I read (a lot), cook, bake and love my friends. Genealogy is a passion. And travel! And good wine too.