Why Safety Boots and Crochet?
Its perfectly simple – this is a blog about the two things that dominate my life.
Safety (boots). I started out as the Safety Manager for a Mining Contractor in a fairly remote section of the Northern Territory. Not as remote as some sites, but if you’ve never seen the NT, you might think its remote once you leave the Airport. This isnt what I started my adult life doing, we’ll get round to that eventually, and that may explain why I am one of those people who know that Terry Pratchett is right : it is a case of Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold….
As for being small and female in a Mining Camp, we’ll take a quote from Stevie Nicks : Sometimes, its a bitch, Sometimes – its a breeze.
I’ve moved locations and sites and minerals a couple of times since I started the Blog – and boy, we’ve all learned some lessons. Never believe someone who promises strawberries should be up there too.
Crochet. I learnt to crochet about three years ago now. I’ve entered pieces in shows and not done too badly. I give much of my stuff away, and like most fibre arts people, I have a Stash that exceeds the boundaries of good sense. Sometimes, It exceeds the boundaries of It’s room (a rented storage shed), my current mining house and the places I call “home” – usually referred to as a “Toothbrush”. But you’ll hear about that as we go along as well.
If you ever wonder why I dont mention much else in my life, its because there isnt much else. I get up at 0430, I work at least a 12 hour day in on a Construction or Mining Site, I try to study occasionally but that is beginning to get away from me. And the occaisional forays I’ve made into trying to have another kind of life have been so spectacularly bad… you wouldn’t believe me if I told you.
Some people may notice the evolution of my Photography skills – helped by the acquisition of Jorge (a Nikon D80) and we’re getting there slowly….
I do answer emails, and would love to hear from more people so drop me a line on frogrockr ( a t ) bigpond . com (the spaces are there to stop spam – clickable links get too much for words! Just remove the spaces….). If I have a working connection I will answer you, but the internet’s not always reliable out here so it may take a day or two!!
Hope you come back soon – there’s always something happening – between the huge CATs and the crochet hooks!
And now, in August 2008, the scenery has changed somewhat. I moved home and took up a new job, working for the Government ( at least with this job I can honestly say “I’m from the Government, I’m here to help!”)
Whilst I don’t wear Safety Boots for work, they are still very much needed on Plan Woolly Version B.
I don’t talk about my job (due to some Governmental/Privacy issues) but you will be hearing a lot more about Horses, Alpacas, sheep and Earthmoving on a smaller but more personal scale.
Plan Woolly Version B was about half an hour from Toothbrush C (My parents house in Canberra) and is 200 acres of Australian bush. Involving a lot of rocks. We now have a Plan Woolly Version C beginning to gel, however there are other factors to consider at present.