Monica's Musings

…tales from home and abroad

About Me



My name is Monica and I am old enough that I get to spend half the year at my home in Spain in semi retirement and the other half working in London. Not a bad compromise don’t you agree?

My interests are in all things crafty…..I have been making quilts on and off for over 40 years, though my skill level does not really reflect that length of time, as for the most part I am self taught. Knitting I have been doing for even longer and at that, even if I say so myself, I am really rather good!

My latest passions are spinning which I took up last year and then this year I have taken up weaving. Well it seemed like the logical extension of all that spinning. I love the process of spinning, very zen.

I knit throughout the year but my other pursuits are done when I am in Spain where I am lucky enough to have a reasonably large dedicated workroom which I had built under the house. I love it down there and spend many a happy hour there, not for nothing is it the only room with air conditioning.

Other than my crafting interests, I love gadgets, in my fomer life I was at computer programmer and that love is still there. Now I am a university lecturer.

What else can I tell you? Oh I also have a great interest in Genealogy and recently produced an Ancestry chart going back 5 generations. I also produced a book of my family research for my siblings, though I am not sure how many of them will read it!

I was born in the North East of England and have lived in Singapore, Australia, The United Arab Emirates and of course, now Spain. So where is home? I have no idea though London probably comes closest as I lived there a long time and raised my daughter there. But there again I lived in Australia for 17 years …..

Anyway that is me in a nutshell… introduce yourself, I would love to meet you!





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