About

Let me tell you a story.
My life is not boring.
It all started some 40 years ago, wait there, not far back. About 5 or 6 years ago. We were living in Mt Isa, western Queensland, Australia, when I started a blog on my website at the time. I was pretty crappy,and didn’t really accomplish much. I was not much into what happens on a blog or how to market it. I don’t think I was even on Facebook at that point.
Anyway, between my non stop cups of coffee, shopping and making beaded items I attempted to hold down a job (pretty easy considering), parent my three boys who were quite active in all sorts of ways (not so much now, XBox has eaten their brains) and be a wife of some kind to a shift working miner.
Life was far form boring. And nothing has changed.
Fast forward to two years past and in the space of 8 weeks we pack our entire house into a container and send it on a 2000km trip. What do we do. ย Follow it, oh no, we can’t possible do that. Instead we travel 7000kms to get home again. Some detour that.
Yes, we moved back home, to Tasmania after a holiday that turned into residency.
I discover WordPress and the rest as they say is history. Well, in blogging terms anyway. The rest of my life hasn’t really changed that much. ย I’m not working as such, the kids are still busy and driving me nuts, hubby has turned into a FIFO miner and my beading is still being complimented by shopping and IV coffee.
Life is far from boring and this is my story.
If you want to know more, or just want to contact me privately, the email is marcato at live dot com dot au.

Jennifer Hawkins (not the famous one, I’m two foot shorter and not blonde). ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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57 responses to “About

  1. HNY and thank you for visiting and following my blog. I look forward to returning to read more about you soon?
    Regards
    Bob

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  2. Followed your link from my daughter-in-law, Ash’s, blog. Fun! Sure makes me miss living overseas.

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  3. Hey, followed you back from your comments on my daughter-in-law, Ash’s blog. I sure miss living overseas. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Hi, Jennifer. I apologize for taking so long to check in. I hope all is well with you, in your hot, hot summer. Please be careful! I’m back, writing two or three posts a week. I hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday and a happy new year. Much love! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    • It’s all cool Judith, metaphorically speaking. Good to hear you’re back writing. I’m working on some writing as well. Im finding there’s a certain relaxing-ness to it. I know, I said I’m not a write, and I stand by that. Denial and all. Glad to hear everything is cool, stay safe in that freezing weather you’re having. Crazy extremes. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Love the new bio. Very engaging!

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  6. Interesting introduction, hi Jennifer we are in the same line about photography, I’m not even on amateur stage, just love to save a wonderful moment in what we call photos :D.
    and, I’m a miner with FIFO too ๐Ÿ˜€
    nice too “meet” you, thank you for stopping awhile at my blog ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Thanks for coming over. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Where do you work, what do you do?
      Ill have to check it more of your page, I’ve also been thinking I need to change my about page also.

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      • No Worries Jennifer,
        You like my post about Katoomba, and I’m happy about it ๐Ÿ˜€

        I work in Borneo Island, Indonesia, for precise in South Borneo. I’ve been in 4 different mining company.
        actually i was graduated from Technical Geology, but I’m doing a little part of geology discipline; I’m a coal quality control engineer :D.
        Me to, I’ve been thinking about that too, add something here and there, but i don’t do any of it until now. kekekeke.

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      • Cool. Coal is pretty intense, as is I suppose Borneo. Hubby won’t work with coal, but has done some work in PNG. You live in Aus then, while doing FIFO?

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      • Thank you, it tends to be hard one than cool ๐Ÿ˜€ :D.
        Ow, so he mus be doing minerals; copper and gold.
        no, i never live in Australia, but we have that kind of schedule of work.

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      • Ah, where do you live if you’re flying and out? And yes, copper and gold depending on where he is working.

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      • I live in Sangatta, in the same Borneo island, but in East Borneo, it is town which is developed because of coal mining too, but i prefer to work far from my home :D.

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  7. Red, good. Hot pink? No way!! Nice to meet you.
    ~ Prof VJ

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  8. Hey, I nominated you for a sunshine award as your blog brightens my day ๐Ÿ™‚ See more here: http://louslabyrinth.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/sunshine-blog-award/ xoxox

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  9. I’m so jealous of you living in Tassie. I’ve visited there a few times and am in love with the place. Last time I went I had the best Indian food I’ve ever eaten in a little Indian restaurant in Hobart. Mind you I was also 8 wks pregnant and didn’t know it. Was the food really great? I might just have to go back there and find out!
    Steph

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    • Ad I love the blue mountains, my brother lived there for a while in Luera. I’ll have to find the pictures. The food is amazing and the scenery…. You must come back, I long to see other bloggers IRL (even though im boring as bat shit)

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  10. I love coffee, beading, and temperate climates, too! Oh, and photography. But, as you know, I have all girls. We have some loverly bead shops around here. I have this amazing bracelet from Taiwan that my friend’s puppy snapped right off my wrist. I bet you could fix it…

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    • I’m sure I could. But it would cost a packet in postage, and then there’s the beads… I’m happy to, of course, but it might not be that easy. Let me know. My email is here somewhere if you’re serious. Otherwise maybe the bead shop could help out. Thanks for coming over ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Iโ€™ve recently switched my food blog over to be self-hosted which I hope will make it more user-friendly in the future. As a result, if you were following Canโ€™t Stay Out of the Kitchen via email, WordPress, or using RSS feeds through Google Reader or some other way, you are no longer subscribed. If you wish to continue receiving future posts from my blog you will need to re-subscribe. Sorry for the inconvenience, Teresa.

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  12. Hey you ๐Ÿ˜‰ visiting back! Awesome About page. Makes me look at mine in disgust, ha.

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  14. Sounds like you keep yourself busy. I love it!

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  15. Hey, Jen, Congratulations! I’ve nominated your blog for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. If you wish to participate you can pick up your badge icon and rules here: http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/12/23/super-sweet-blogging-award/ I sure hope you will participate. Teresa

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  16. thanks for following my blog. Hope you enjoy the recipes!

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  17. I also nominated you for the inspiring blog award- check it out at http://seasonsgirl.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/inspiring-awards/. Congrats and Enjoy!

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  18. fivereflections

    hello – nice to meet you
    David in Maine USA

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    • Nice to meet you too David. Hope you enjoy what I do here.

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      • fivereflections

        i truly do, and i’d love to see your island! my old friend Tony O’connor invited me to go there, while he photographed a water falls long ago, but i couldn’t make it. he passed away – are you familiar with his music? tonnyoconnor-dot-com-dot-au

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      • Thanks, Tony’s name is not familiar, but I will google and check him out.

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      • Ahh, just googled. His style of music is not really my taste, but I may have heard some of his soundtracks without realising. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Hey Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can see we share a passion for cooking and fashion of course!!! Feel free to email me anytime ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Well, Jen, I want to let you know that I have awarded you the Candle Light Award as well, for your kindness and the love you put into your blog, as well as for the beautiful jewelry you make. You can read about the award at http://diabeticredemption.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/thank-you-limebirduk/ Congratulations!

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  21. I want to let you know that I have awarded you the Candle Light Award for your humor and cheer when writing your posts. You can read about the award at http://diabeticredemption.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/thank-you-limebirduk/ Congratulations!
    And, have fun in IRL!!!!

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  22. Hi, I thought it would be good to visit you at your own place. Looks nice! Since blogging, for the first time I’ve met people from the other beautiful side of the world, and this is fun. Tasmania sounds lovely. We live in the U.S., and are at the end of a mild winter.
    Wishing you well! The muffins you posted look great!
    Maria Tatham

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  23. Congratulations! You’ve been nominated for the โ€œVersatile Blogger Awardโ€!

    Visit here: You have been nominate for the โ€œVersatile Blogger Awardโ€. Please visit here: http://rantingliberal.com/2011/12/16/versatile-blogger-award/

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