My name is George and I have many passions. I tried to list them all once, and it made for a very long and quite boring page, that didn’t actually give you any information about me. So let’s see what I can do to spice it up a bit!
I have a creative bent and if you read along you’ll probably discover that I’m happiest when I’m elbow deep in fibre, food, or film. Does anyone still use film …? Anyway! I enjoy having adventures, photographing them, and writing about them. A blog is the perfect medium, no? I knit, I sew, I cook, I spin fibre, I travel, and I photograph everything I do in great detail!
Born and bred on the eastern shores of Australia, I spent a couple of years on a southern island, before meeting the man of my dreams in Sydney. Probably a pity for my family that he was from New Zealand and had a taste for travel. When combined with my experience of long distance house moving, we both got itchy feet about the same time and decided the sensible thing to do was pack up our lives and our cats and head to Europe to live.
So here we are! Settled in the Netherlands, which we thought would be a good central hub, and it is from here that most of our adventures either take place, or at least begin. Western Europe is an endless source of inspiration for us both!
For those that will ask; Ghoti is a constructed example used to illustrate irregularities in English spelling. It is a respelling of the word “fish”, and like it is pronounced /ˈfɪʃ/. It has,
gh, pronounced /f/ as in laugh /ˈlæf/;
o, pronounced /ɪ/ as in women /ˈwɪmɪn/; and
ti, pronounced /ʃ/ as in nation /ˈneɪʃən/.
Ghoti is often cited to support English spelling reform, and is often attributed to George Bernard Shaw, a supporter of this cause. However, a biography of Shaw attributes it instead to an anonymous spelling reformer.