Hoo are you?

Hoo are you?

I found a lovely post on Night Owl Crafting, a random questions about me called “Hoo are you?”
So, in the spirit of sharing, here are my answers… I don’t for a moment think that the majority of the readers who travel on this little blogger road of mine, will feel the earth move when reading this post, but, as I said before, there may the odd owl who enjoys a bit of distanced gossip… 🙂

♥Married♥….. yup! fortunately to my best friend….
My husband’s name is Gerry, and we met at a huge general hospital here in Johannesburg, while I was doing my medical internship. Gerry was, at the time, a registrar in Internal Medicine (he was busy with his specialization rotation), and was given the onerous task of supervising my first official forays into the quagmire of patient care.

Of course, the romance blossomed in typical “General Hospital “style 😉 , and after approximately 3 months of having been together (around a hundred and twenty hours of working together a week…yes, those were tough days, my friends….), decided that we should get married… Life and exams intervened, and 2 years passed before we eventually got married in 1995. By then , I was also in a specializing post, and although we did have a honeymoon, our lives consisted for a long time, of stumbling from one exam to the next in a kind of round-robin hell…. Thankfully, Gerry’s last set of exams took place in 2006, and he is now an Intensivist (this is a doctor, who is a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine).

Although we sometimes drive each other crazy, and are capable of quite spectacular fights (both being somewhat passionate beings…), we are very happily married.

2. What do you do for a living? Do you enjoy it?

As noted above, I am a medical doctor by training, but prefer to think of myself as “the accidental tourist”…. joking…
Seriously…. my walk through medicine has been interesting, and varied. I spent several years in a specialist training post, but gave birth to my oldest daughter shortly before my final exams, and once she made her presence felt in this world (as opposed to the over-crowded neighbourhood of the liver and the bladder), I couldn’t go back to work and leave her with someone else… This resulted in some serious financial difficulties, as Gerry was till working in a government hospital post and earning the odd peanut here and there…
Somehow, though, we managed and I became a stay at home mommy. Best thing I ever did!
Over the years, as the girls started going to nursery school, and then school, I have worked part time in medicine, in a big variety of fields…I have spent some time in HIV medicine, Accident and Emergency medicine, a bit of Aesthetic medicine, and more recently, I am working part time in the ICU with Gerry.

I have also run various small businesses over the years, including embroidery, photography, artist bears design and making, digital scrapbooking, to mention a few. I am very easily bored and find I have to change creative outlets often. The longest lasting crafty type thing that I have stuck to , is knitting, crochet and sewing. I KNIT EVERY DAY FOLKS! Love it…love it….love it!

Other than that, I organize our lives (Gerry has a hectic practice and the admin of running our lives is virtually a full time task…), ferry kids around, do homework, meet with my friends at our knitting group once a week and generally plot and scheme what our next month will hold.

3. In what state do you live? Where were you born and raised?

Born and raised in sweet ‘ol Gauteng, in South Africa. (For you folks across the big blue…Gauteng is one of South Africa’s provinces /States).

4. Do you have children? If so, how many? If not, do you want them?

Yes! Two daughters aged 10 and 13. We absolutely adore them and probably spoil them far too much….it’s a weakness :{ …….

5. Who is your favourite blogger to follow, and why?

Oh man, that’s hard! If you take a look at my bloglist , you’ll see quite a diversity in terms of type of blogs…I love the knitting and crocheting blogs, and I also enjoy the not so often listed kind of stuff, like the Marginal Revolution, and the Adventure blogs… I love antique jewellery, so I check in daily at The Three Graces 🙂

There is so much creativity and goodness out there, it’s difficult to choose….

Right…so in a nutshell…there it is!

Tomorrow…a tutorial 🙂

Heidi 🙂


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