About Me

I have spent a lot of time contemplating, musing, toying with the idea of writing a blog. What could I write about? What would someone who meandered across my blog want to read? What would make someone want to come back? I will first tell you a little about me. My first blog can be an informative one. I will try to lay bare my soul so that you can understand me a little better maybe. I would love you to comment or email me telling me a little about yourself too. Firstly, I was born in 1969 in Liberia, West Africa. My mum and dad are both English.


My dad is from the beautiful New Forest in the south of England, my mum is from Southampton. My dad worked on the big mining trucks and at Mt Nimba, in northern Liberia there was a big iron ore mine and that is how I came to be born there.



I am part Romani gypsy. What people may not know is that Mother Theresa, Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin, Michael Cain, David Essex, Yul Brunner and a lot of other well known people can also lay claim to having a gypsy heritage. Words that everyone uses like dad, posh, bamboozle, corker (lie), mockers (jinx), pal and rogue are all Romani gypsy words. I have always liked the fact that I am a gypsy. But I realise that it has made me quite introverted and given to reflection. That and the fact that I am totally deaf in my left ear and cannot hear very well in a noisy, crowded room have made me shy and timid.

I have four incredible gifts. They are my wonderful children. Bethany (8), Hannah (7), Angus (3) and Joshua (18 months). Stories about them will take up a lot of my writing.





They are my life, my world, my raison d'etre. What I don't tell a lot of people is that I have suffered from clinical depression for nearly 20 years now. My kids are what keep me going, and make me get up in the morning and face another day.

I live in Australia. I love to crochet and read. I love animals with a passion. I enjoy cooking and I love expressing myself in writing. My posts would consist of children, animals, children, cooking, children, crafts, children and books. Oh and some more children for good measure. I would love you to return and travel lifes' journey with me some more. O manusha khelevan tut, this literally means the people make you dance. Said if a place is nice and welcoming.




Melanie

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