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Kia Ora! (that means Hi! )

Some say I’m really nice and kind of funny. Some say I’m a pretty good knitter. Some say that I’m a crazy cat lady and going to make an awesome vet nurse.¬†¬†Some even say I’m loud, somewhat warped and likely to lead you all astray!!

All my friends know is, I’m NZGeekGirl! (Genevieve is my real name but I have been known to answer to GeekGirl also)

Personally, I tend to describe myself as a bit of a social media whore (can I use that word? Are there kids present? Is it after 8pm?) with a sad addiction to the likes of Twitter and Facebook. And Ravelry.

Ravelry is like Facebook on crack but for yarn addicts. And I am a yarn addict, oh yes I am. I took up knitting just after the birth of my girl child (Miss 5) and have pretty much never looked back. The husband is a darling, he patiently suffers through my growling at patterns, tossing projects when the stitch count goes wrong and me taking over his liquor cabinet for my yarn and patterns (that was a really funny story actually…you see…ahhh yeah…anyway). I especially love knitting the natural fibres produced in my home country of New Zealand but that doesn’t stop me lusting after some of the gorgeous overseas options. (Want to send me a Christmas present, I currently can’t get enough Knit Picks hint hint).

When not patting soft balls of yarn, you’ll either find me wrangling Miss 5 and Mstr 2 or any of our 5 cats or 4 mice. It’s probably a good thing I’m currently doing distance learning to become a vet nurse given the pet count. If I’m very lucky I get to shut the kids, cat and husband out of the bathroom and disappear into a hot bubble bath with a glass of wine.

Other than that, I love coffee, rugby, the colour grey, reading crime and psychological thrillers, watching classics such as Highlander, Firefly or CSI and knitting all the while.

Anything else is likely to change as it takes my fancy.