Sunday, 24 May 2009

Tagged and Awarded

Please note, my card for the day is in a separate post under all of this one.

Hi, I have been tagged by Linda

In this tag, I must tell the world 6 fascinating things about myself. Like all the others in my blogging group, I huffed at the fascinating bit and am opting just for 6 points about moi. No particular order to this silliness!

1. Family: I have been married to Neil for (what seems like forever) 23 years almost 24. We have two gorgeous children:- a girl baby, Magella (21)...and a boy baby, Ashley (19). I couldn't imagine NOT being married. My maiden name was Michelle Doherty.

2. Career: I am a trained teacher, though I do not teach anymore. I mainly taught the littlies:- Grades 1-3 but the last couple of years I taught Grades 4 & 5. I resigned in 1998. I am totally NSW educated and only came to Qld to teach way back in the 80's because the NSW Government removed the bonding clause from the scholarship programme. As I was on a scholarship, that meant I WAS NOT guaranteed a job after they paid to train me. Like many others, I flew the coop to Qld. (I like NSW weather better...but perhaps not this week with all the flooding!)

3. Interests: I love to stamp. It is an all consuming passion and has been for many, many years. First stamped in the early 90's when I went to a Stitches and Craft Show in Brisbane. Just stamped and embossed, really, until I discovered Yahoo Groups at the turn of the century...Then it just exploded for me. STAMPING rules (with real stamps phoney digital image stuff).

4. I do not scrap. I am not interested in scrapping.

5. Businesses: I have my own small business called Inkspurts and I now teach stamping and card making from home. Together, my husband and I have a sugar cane farm.

6. Other: I have been published (x 2) and only after the Editor hounded me for like months.

Oh look! I got to six , no worries! I thought that would be hard as!

Ok then I was awarded the Sweet Award by Yuki: See on the LEFT sidebar.

To continue this award on, here are some lovely blogs so visit:




The Clean and Simple Stamping Blog


Linda B said...

I'm so glad you posted all of your fascinating tidbits:) We have a lot in common. My husband and I have been married for 24 yrs this October and we have two children; Angela will be 21 this year and Michelle is 18. Thanks for playing along:)

Rebecca said...

That was fun to learn some more about you...thanks for sharing ;)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What fun to read these fascinating facts about you! I too was a teacher of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Special Education until my youngest was born. I know homeschool my two girls. I hope to go back to teaching eventually. I really enjoyed it.

Thanks so much for thinking of me for the award!!! What an honor!

Hope you are having a great weekend!