Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

My response to Isabelle's meme thing.

Jobs I’ve held
I started work when I was 15 years old, working in an office, and I continued doing office work in many places until I turned 51. I retired from full time work so I could concentrate on volunteer work with elderly people, and after about six months of that, I was offered part time work with the elderly, and I’ve been doing that ever since.

Movies I can watch over and over
Some of Elvis’ movies I never tire of, while others….once was enough! Other than them, “The Train” starring Burt Lancaster and more recently “The World’s Fastest Indian” are two movies I have probably watched about 20 times, with friends and family.

My Guilty Pleasures
Mmmm….how honest do I have to be? I partake in lots of pleasurable things, but why do I have to feel guilty about any of them?

Places I have lived
I have only ever lived in suburban Melbourne – south east and north east suburbs.

Places I have been to on holiday
In Australia: Sydney NSW; Brisbane, Townsville, and Cairns Qld; most of Tasmania, much of Sth. Australia, and most of Victoria.
Overseas: USA, Japan, Taiwan, Phillipines, Hong Kong.

Shows I enjoy
Does this mean TV shows? “Antiques Roadshow”, “Are You Being Served?”, “Hogan’s Heroes”, and the one with Hyacinth Bucket, the name of which escapes me at this minute, but you’ll all know, I’m sure!!

Favourite Foods
(also salads, roasts, casseroles, desserts, cakes, French food). NOT Thai, Greek, Italian, or Indian foods. I’ll eat them to be polite, but not by choice.

Websites I visit daily
Blogspot, Hotmail, (for news and emails).

Body Parts I’ve injured
Brain (seriously! head injury after motorcycle accident resulted in temporary epilepsy). Other minor motorcycle related injuries have resulted in arthritis in lower back and feet.

Awards I’ve won
Toastmaster Of The Year (3 times) and numerous other Toastmaster awards. Several awards from Vic. Police for my role in Neighbourhood Watch. Other community stuff that I have certificates for, but can’t be bothered getting out to list here!!

Nicknames I’ve been called.
NOW you’re pushing my limits. My full name is a closely guarded secret because I hate it. Gina is a shortened version of it, given to me by my first boss. Before that I was called ‘George’ by kids at school, and ‘Felix’ by our school bus driver. In 5th grade at the age of 10 years (in 1958) I was called ‘Widgie Wykart’ by the grade teacher, which really hurt as I was not a widgie, and did not like being put in that category! (Wykart is a corruption of my maiden name)


Blogger Val said...

This was fun to read! I especially like your answer to "guilty" pleasures.

Saturday, 25 August, 2007  

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