Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Who do you think I am?

I never post pictures of myself!   Have you noticed...  I hate having my picture taken and I am very nervous about what I write here all the time.  I don't have a facebook or twitter account either.  I guess that when I write here I try and tell you the story of something that is always totally true, but isn't personal to me somehow.  That is why I struggle when I am having a hard time with something because I always try and write it in a way that is sharing, but not being personal and that just doesn't work, for me at least.

However, I am taking the plunge!  Firstly because I have been in touch with one very special blogger for quite some time now and over the last year especially we have become good friends and we finally spoke on the phone recently.  After our conversation, she mentioned that I never post pictures of myself and that although she could now put a voice to the name, she didn't know what I looked like.  I realised that must be rather odd as I know what she looks like.  So I promised to take a photo of myself.  I thought, well, if I am sending the picture to her, I might as well share it with you too.

So, here goes...


Ha!  Fooled you!  Although I do think that is the best picture of the ones that I took.

 
Here you go, this is my actual face.  See, I am a real person...  I do exist, and despite what I think that photo looks like, I am a girl and I do have hair, it is all just pulled back into a bun which is how I always wear my hair.  I am thinking of having it cut though so that might change...  We will have to wait and see.

Having shared with you what I look like, perhaps I should share a little bit about me too.  My name really is Amy.  I am married, no children.  We tried and tried, but it didn't happen for us.  A couple of years on now I am still not totally come to terms with that, but I am doing a lot better than I was.  There are some wonderfully kind people out there and also some darned rude and insensitive ones too.  For some reason, it seems that the closer people are the more insensitive they are.  No idea why that should be.

Anyway, this isn't a post about living child free.  It is all about me!  Oh gosh, a poet, and I didn't even know it..

Sorry, I will get back to the business in hand.  That is me too, flippant at times and always trying to make jokes and see the best side of things.  Apparently this makes some people think that I don't take things seriously, but I do.  Probably too seriously.  The humour is a defence mechanism.  I also apologise a lot - had you noticed!!

I am in my middle years, but not about to tell you my age!  Although I am quite a gregarious person, that is more with strangers than up close and personal.  Then I tend to hold it all in.  This stems from when I was working some years ago with a group of people who all seemed to suffer from what I called "commentitis".  They would pass comment on anything and everything that I said, did, or seemed to think.  So I kept as much in as I could so that there couldn't be any comments.  I am working on it, but it is a looooong process for me.  I will tell a stranger anything and can stand up in front of a great big group at work and talk to them about the house, but in person with someone I will see again - I am a clam!

OK, what else.  Assuming that I haven't bored you to bits already.  I was born in Australia, lived in England and America - Arkansas.  You know all the things that I love to do because they are listed in my header.  Up there.  At the top of this page.  I have always been someone who made things and like to fiddle about with home decorating and things.  I would arrange and organise my books and toys and play house and shops when I was a child.  Sorry, that is probably too much information!

I am a fan of the exclamation mark!!  You knew that already though didn't you.  I am a would be writer, I love words, and have started more than one book and never got beyond the first few pages.  One day I will be disciplined enough to get down to it and write something properly.

I have been crocheting for about 16 months now I would guess.  Gardening for a lot longer than that and cannot knit.  I would love to be able to knit socks though, but I'm not bothered about knitting anything else.  That is probably one of the reasons that I haven't tried to do it again after many failed attempts in the past.  Knitting that is.  We have far far too many books in our house in some peoples eyes.  Not enough in mine.  I like wine and chocolate, but not together.  I drink very rarely though.  My taste in interiors seems to have finally revealed itself to be mid century modern.  I love wool and yarn of all types.

Umm.  Can't think of anything else right now.  That is probably far too much in any case.

So there you have it.  That is who I think I am.  A real person, who hides much and is at the same time quite out there too.  That just about sums up the paradoxes of my life of which there are many that I haven't told you about.

It is great getting to know you all, and now you know some more about me too. 

Just to show how hard it is to get pictures of yourself, here are a few more!  After all, if I'm gonna show ya...




Oh, one more thing, sorry for the excessive use of "I", kinda hard not to in a post about yourself!

Amy

89 comments:

  1. Hellllllllooooooo Amy :-)
    Like you I dont post photos of myself, there is the odd one that hubby has taken I also dislike my picture being taken.
    Great post and nice to know a bit more about the person behind the blog :-)

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  2. Well hello Amy, I am pleased to meet you at last. One thing strikes me at once, you wear short sleeved thick jumpers over long sleeved tops, so do I. When I am busy crafting or working long sleeves seem to be forever in the way, I once sewed a sleeve onto a skirt, it took me an age to wriggle out of the jumper to sort it out I scrape my hair back most of the time, I can not make a bun though so it goes into a high ponytail then I turn the end under and grip it into submission..

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  3. I am a fan of the explanation mark too!!!!! Amy, I love this post. It's open, real and honest. I have some other things to say but I think I will pop them on an email instead. Much love to you xoxo

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  4. Amy, a truly lovely, brave and honest post, and so good to see you. Perhaps we should all do something similar?! I love exclamation marks too! :) And smiley faces. It's often easier to open up to strangers than those close to us, as I think that can leave us very vulnerable. Still, we are all a WIP aren't we. Enjoy your day. x

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  5. Amy, how lovely to see you! It's so nice to be able to put a face to the name, and also to learn a bit about you. It's hard when people are insensitive and make personal comments, I'm sorry you've had to deal with that, and that things haven't necessarily worked out how you would have hoped. It sounds like you've moved around between countries a bit and had some adventures along the way no doubt. I really so enjoyed this post, well done for being brave and sharing a bit about yourself. It's always nice to know a little more about a friend. Sending you a cyber hug. CJ xx

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  6. Hello Amy! So nice to find out a bit more about you, thanks so much for sharing. Funny, I imagined you with dark hair. I am so surprised you have only been crocheting for 16 months, your work looks so professional!

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  7. How lovely to see you, Amy. A lot of what you wrote above could have been written about me! If you and I ever meet, I'm sure we'd get on like a house on fire. :o)

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  8. Well !!!! Amy, what a surprise. I pictured you as a very small thin timid type with short straight hair in a bob.
    You sound and look a lot like myself, a bit on the cuddly side and honest. I too am good with strangers but not up close and personal and also love wool and crochet, although I do knit socks.
    Thanks for this lovely honest post.
    Hugs
    Briony
    x

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  9. Yeah! Hello Amy. Lovely to 'meet' you. A very timely post from my point of view. Guess what! I have that jumper dress you are wearing too! This is one of my favourite posts from you. Honest, and heart warming. I agree with an earlier comment, maybe we should all have an 'All about me' post. Well done you for starting us thinking on something again.

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  10. Hello the real Amy, how lovely to find out more about you & see you! Bless you for being so open & honest & what a lovely person your are too! xx Ps my favourite shot is the second to last one, I just adore the quizzical expression on your face!

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  11. Hello Amy. A very touching and inspiring post. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  12. Hey Amy! Funny how seeing a picture of a person makes you feel you know them more than without a picture. Which is silly really because I've been reading your blog for a long time now and have got to know you through your words. This was a really nice post, well done you xx

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  13. Oh Amy, what a fantastic post and you're lovely! Your hair colour is fantastic so yes, do get it cut to show it off more. I love that tunic you're wearing too. That's my fav layered look. Nice to see the person behind the words. Well done you. x

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  14. Great post Amy. I also use the explanation mark a lot. Born in Australia, so where would that be? We seem to have quite a few things in common, ie: loving chocolate, but I don't drink alcohol,(tea totaller), books, wool, & gardening. It's lovely putting a face to name and when I met a couple of my blogpals it was great and there were a couple who'd not posted photos of themselves, so a nice surprise. Lovely getting to know you more and take care.

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  15. What a lovely post, it's nice to get to know you a bit better. I'm just like you, have never shared a photo of myself on my blog, in fact, there's hardly any photos of me because everyone's warned not to take any. I can be quite shy, but can also talk for England, it just depends who I'm with. I bet we'll be seeing lots more of you now that you've taken the plunge.

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  16. It's lovely to find out more about you and to see what you look like. Thanks for sharing the photos. I know I hate getting my picture taken but my husband insists. There are a few pictures of me on my blog but generally speaking, I prefer not to show them! I learnt to knit before I learnt to crochet so I can do both. I wonder is it harder to learn to knit after learning to crochet first. If you only want to be able to knit socks then why don't you just crochet them? We had snow last weekend and I crocheted my first pair of socks. I have knit a few pairs of socks in the past and I can assure you then crocheting them is very easy. The pattern is in issue 26 (which I think is December) of Simply Crochet (you can get back copies online at zinio.com).

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  17. Hey Amy,
    How lovely to see you and learn more about yourself. It's was a brave and heartwarming and honest. I don't think I've put many pictures of myself on my blog. Partly because I'm always behind the camera, and partly because I'm not keen on having my photo taken. Which is stupid really, because I'd love to be included in more family photos - especially with Marc and the boys. I may do a self portrait post in the future. I sometimes wonder/worry that I over share. Especially as some of my favourite blogs aren't necessarily as intimate as mine. BUT I find it liberating, as I share so little in real life.
    Have a lovely rest of the week. Love your tunic dress too!
    Leanne xx

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  18. What a lovely surprise, Amy...Hi there, so nice to meet your face :))
    Thank you for sharing more about yourself. It is nice to read that you were born in Australia - never expected that! (yes, I like the exclamation mark too). And only 16 months of crotchet? I imagined your had been at it forever. I have always loved that you work as a tour guide, the same thing I do, and I absolutely understand what you say about that. We 'perform', happily, to an audience, but we monitor and edit what we share. Like you, my blog says what I am prepared to tell the world, and never discloses other aspects of my life. I think it is both wise and important to have one's own set of rules about this when blogging, and as you have done, only reveal what you are comfortable with. Now you have found a lovely gang of blogging friends (as I have) and you delight us with more revelations. After 4 years of blogging, I only showed my face quite recently too. Take care, Amy. We all love your sensitive and thoughtful posts. xx

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  19. Thanks for letting us into your world Amy and now a face to a name too!! I've got a book that is waiting to be written, goodness knows when or how but I know it's there just waiting in the wings. Thanks for your openness and honesty. :))

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  20. Hi Amy! Great post! Its nice when we read about each other and find things in common. We all talk about what we make, and little bits of our family life and places we go but when you put up a picture and some more personal stuff it makes it even nicer to read. Does that make sense?? Hope you have a great day :)

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  21. Nice to meet you, Amy! It is the best kind of a guideline for a blogger to be honest in all that you post. In fact, blogs like that are the only ones I'd care to read. I am not afraid of being personal in my blog but I also try to be neutral taking extra care never to write anything anyone, not even a total stranger, might be offended with. On the other hand, I have posted a photo of myself just once - taken when we were celebrating my 50th anniversary in Tuscany - in addition to my profile photo that is almost from behind. I'm turning 60 this summer so a second photo could be expected... And Teresa Maria is my blogging alias, a close enough translation of my Finnish name that would be too outlandish for English-speaking readers. I thought it is a good compromise as it sounds not too strange for the locals either.

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  22. Hi Amy,

    A lovely post in deed. I think takes us all a little time to show our true selves not just in blog land but in real life too. It's a shame there are so many judgmental people in the world who think they are better than the rest of us. We are who we are and what you see (definitely after your post) is what you get. Nice to see you have found the confidence to say this is who I am.... and nice to put a face to the name. Good start to 2015.

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  23. So very nice to "see" you, Amy, as well as learn more about you. Thank you so much for sharing more of yourself. It takes a bit of courage to open yourself to others. Thank you again. blessings ~ tanna

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  24. It's so nice to meet you Amy! I know it's a difficult thing to post photos of yourself to be viewed by all these people we never ever meet. Good for you to take that challenge :) I have only a few photos of myself that I really like, and they are few and far between since I'm usually the one holding the camera. It's nice to read all these little interesting things about you too. We've come to know you quite a bit through this blog :) Take care and have a great day! Wendy x

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  25. Dear Amy
    It was lovely to read a little bit more about you. I haven't posted photos of myself either - I don't like seeing myself in a photo and I quite like the idea of being a bit of an enigma...
    Well done you on a great blog post!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  26. Hello Amy, it's a funny thing this blogging malarkey isn't it! We open our hearts to complete strangers.....but isn't it a wonderful place too! Great to see you.....and thank you for all the support you send my way, you're one kind soul :) xxx

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  27. I enjoyed your post very much, it's nice to have a face to match the blog. I hate having my picture taken too. I know Arkansas well, my sisters live in Oklahoma right next to the Arkansas border. I'm a talker too!!!

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  28. Well, hello, Amy!! So wonderful to put a face to you at last. I too despise having my photo taken; I'd much rather be on the other side of the camera. Lovely post!

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  29. Nice to meet you Amy!
    A big presentation! you have your look, your personnality, your feelings and do not forget that every women (girl but I adapt that expression!) is a princess! So you are a princess!!
    I am addicted to exclamation mark too!!! great! I am not alone.
    And I saw the ripple blanket on pics!!! nice.
    Have a great week.
    Miss!!!!!!

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  30. Hello Amy, so great to put a face to the name, really enjoyed your blog and getting to know you more, Thanks for sharing xx

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  31. I only recently put a picture of me on my blog - it's a surprisingly hard thing to do, isn't it? Thank you for your honesty and openness, it was lovely to read about you xx

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  32. It's very nice to see you, Amy. I'm glad you felt free to share more about yourself. It's nice to get to know you better.

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  33. Ha, brilliant! You go girlfriend, I love this post, so honest and open, I guess we all hide behind our little bloggy front pages don't we (although to be honest, I love that we can be sociable and friendly in blog land but never have to actually leave our houses, that's just me though, introvert and proud!)...xxx

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  34. Well hello Amy! So nice to put a face to the blog and all the kind comments that you always leave. We are all finding our comfort level in blogging...what and how much to share and what to keep to ourselves. It can be tricky sometimes..especially when others are involved. Keep sharing as much as feel like and keep being yourself. I hope you have a wonderful day. xx

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  35. Amy, thanks for the bio, but you must stop apologizing! There I've used the "!" just for you. Your picture is great, and so good to get to know a bit about you. And by the way, try dark chocolate with a good port wine, as that is my favorite combination. Have a wonderful day, girlfriend!!!

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  36. Well hello there Amy -- you're so cute! I find the more I know about someone though, the more questions I have. As I read about the places you've lived I found myself wondering ... do you have an Australian, English, or American accent??? ;-D

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  37. Aw! You look like the nicest friend ever! I love your "jumper" very much! Cozy (read cosy!)
    I have met a couple of bloggers and it's surprising that they are often quieter than they seem on their blog. Even though we know them through their blog, it takes a while to get comfortable. Once that's over, then it's usually gab, gab, gab for as long as possible! So fun!

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  38. How lovely to be able to put a face with your name and blog! Thank you for being brave enough to post the picture. I used to hate pictures of myself being taken too, but my blog helped me get over that. And thank you for telling us a bit more about yourself. :-)

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  39. How lovely to see you and thanks for adding more pieces to the jigsaw (you know what I mean!).

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  40. Helloooo! That was brave - well done! I had a photo up briefly and took it down again :-) We too tried for years to have children, adoption has been a real freedom and conclusion to that painful road. If ever you do consider it, I'd love to talk about it with you. You are a lovely, lovely person and it's lovely to have a face to put to the name :-) xx

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  41. Hello! I'm similar to you - I avoid the camera lens at all costs but am aware of how important it is to document your life with photos, even though it's uncomfortable.
    I'm trying to like it a bit more but don't suppose I ever will!
    Thankyou for such a brave and honest post.
    S x

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  42. Amy the Australian! OMG!!! I never had you as an Aussie....? And I like how you look. It's not the 4ft 10 blonde that I had imagined, but it's a good look. And how hard is it not to frown when you concentrate and take a picture of one's self?
    Babies not happening I can (in a small way) relate to and I hope you keep at rest. For some people for some reason it just don't happen. Grieve, accept and move on. We were trying for a few years before DP happened, and it was just beginning to feel like a never happening, so I had started thinking about a child free life, in terms of work and travel.
    Hope that doesn't count as a friend with commentitus, just as a friend?

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  43. It really was lovely to see you and to get to know a little about you. I am not a fan of having my photo taken either, the wedding made me brave so one went on line and will again in my next post. I was surprised to learn you only learnt to crochet such a short time ago your projects are so professional.

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  44. Happy to "meet" you, Amy! That was a big step! And, it is really nice to have a face to the name. AND, as you can see . . . I also like the exclamation point! ;-)

    Happy blogging!

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  45. Love this post Amy ! You can 'I' away as much as you like as far as I'm concerned - its lovely to get to know you better.
    Have a great week Amy, Kate xx

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  46. Yay Amy!! Thanks so much for sharing dear Gal. It's so nice to be able to picture the person you've grown so fond of and enjoy hearing from on a regular basis. You're a beautiful person inside and out and so nice to more officially "meet you". Lol

    I look forward to lots more sharing back and forth in the future...especially now that I know a little more about your life and interests...and your honesty in your details. We had some baby troubles too in the past and I have one very special story that I'm not ready to share yet, but you inspire me to share some day.

    God bless. xoxo

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  47. What a lovely, honest & heart-warming post lovely Amy, well done you. Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself - I think all your readers will find something of ourselves in you too. I also don't have kids (and can identify with your comment on the matter), I was brought up on foreign shores, and love, love, love an exclamation mark and smiley face! :-)
    Hugs xx

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  48. I love that you posted a photo of yourself, I feel much closer to you now that I can put a beautiful face with your beautiful words. I also loved learning more about you my friend. Now there is no need for a broach convention because your new friend will be able to find you right away.
    I love this post, it is honest just the way I like them.
    Meredith

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  49. Pleased to meet you Amy you look lovely and I enjoyed learning more about you. :) xxx

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  50. Amy, it's so nice to finally see you and put a face to your 'voice'. I enjoyed reading about 'you' and learning just who you are. That was very brave of you to do...step out of your comfort zone...and share with us. You are a lovely person and I enjoy your writing so much and really think you should pursue it in earnest. I love exclamation marks too!! Lovely post. xx Pam

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  51. Bravo Amy! So nice to see you and meet you! Everyone above me has summed up what I would like to say to a tee! I love the tunic/dress you are wearing and I did catch a glimpse of your beautiful afghan . So pretty! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  52. How lovely, Its so nice to me you. I really enjoyed reading you post xx

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  53. How lovely to meet you Amy! I was only thinking a couple of days ago how we've exchanged emails and got to know each other via the blog but I had no idea what you looked like. And know I do... Delighted!

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  54. It's great to put a face to your kind and generous comments Amy, and to learn a bit more about you . It's
    not easy stepping out from behind the camera, and not easy taking self portraits in the mirror....you did a brilliant job.
    I love your camera strap cover by the way.
    Jacquie x

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  55. I like to see photos of bloggers, as it is good to be able to picture them as you read their posts. You look very serious, as you concentrate on taking the photo! I know of some bloggers who don't use their own names, but I never gave it a thought when I started my blog, and Malcolm was quite happy to be named as well.

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  56. Aw lovely to see you :) Was nice to read about a bit more about you. I hope one day you'll be able to knit yourself some socks. If you ever find yourself near Bedfordshire I'd be happy to give you a hand :)

    And now't wrong with exclamation marks!

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  57. Amy, it's so lovely to put a face to the name and words. You are much braver than me and I, like the other commenters, appreciate how real and honest your blog is. x

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  58. Oh there you are lovely lady!! I loved this post and getting to know you even better. It is a shame that you had to suffer in the past with those people, what is the saying 'familiarity breeds contempt'? Something like that anyway. My daughter keeps carrying on about me not having enough 'selfies' but like you, our cameras are a bit bigger than a phone and they get in the way a bit :-) Take care xx

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  59. Well hello, it is a pleasure to meet you, Amy! :) It is always hard to put ourselves "out there", but you've done a great job at it!

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  60. Nice pictures Amy!!Lovely!
    Always I enjoy reading your posts and about your life dear Amy!!
    xo

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  61. And look how many comments you have just by being you. I understand what it's like to hide away. Nobody believes that about me, but it's true nonetheless. I'm glad you made yourself vunerable too us. I too have been hurt by those closest to me. Does friendship ever give you a right to be rude? Really! Have you heard Martina McBride's song, "Do It Anyway?" It's got a good message. I can't remember all the words. Maybe you can Google it. I understand your desire to have children because that is something we never thought would have for my daughter. It's hard. She too was hurt by well-meaning people who thought they had the answers. Anyway, glad you shared and hope you feel some sense of release for being real. It's the only way I know how to be. Sometimes it gets me in a lot of trouble.

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  62. Amy, I can't even begin to tell you how happy and excited I am to meet you! HELLO! It took a lot of guts to post your first photos and I'm so glad you did! And you have the most lovely color of hair, I really do love it.
    I have to say though, I am so sorry that you haven't had children when you wanted them, my heart goes out to you and if you ever need to talk, I am here for you.
    I did know that you lived in the States but I wasn't aware you were from Bill Clinton's state :) Not too very far from me (okay about 8 or 10 hours :)
    How cool is it that you're from Australia as well!?!?! I will have to hear the story some time of how you got about in so many different places!
    Amy, I agree... You can't have too many books! Never! I dream of one day having a big oversized chair in the corner with nothing but a big reading lamp and lots of books everywhere! With a side table for my tea!!
    You will write a book... when the time is right... it will happen.
    I'm so happy to have met you... face to face!
    I'll be in England this summer, if you're up for a meeting!
    Much love,
    Tammy

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  63. I hope you don't mind, I have added you to my blog as a blog I read!
    Tammy x

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  64. I really enjoyed this Amy! I think we are quite alike. I don't like to have my picture taken either, I use exclamation points a lot, I am more outgoing with strangers...
    Anyway, this was fun and maybe I'll have to try something like this soon.

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  65. So nice to finally put a face to the name and the blog! Though now I would like to see a photo where you are smiling! I bet you have a great smile. I really liked learning more about you, too. So, do tell...if you were born in Australia, what brought you to England? And then to the US? I'm so sorry that you and your husband weren't able to have children when that is what you wanted...heartbreaking, for sure.

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  66. Hi Amy, nice to meet you I just love love love your blog and especially the "Love Made My Home" part of it, I was drawn to the name because without love a home is a house and a family are just people and you definitely cannot crochet without a lot of love because then crochet is just counting stitches. Love you blog, love your honesty and love your photos. :) :) :)

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  67. Hi Amy what a wonderful post :) So nice to 'meet' you and learn more about you :) All that moving around sounds very exciting! I'm sorry that people have been insensitive about what must have been a truly difficult time for you. Sadly the ones closest to us are sometimes the most short-sighted. Great to have a lovely face to envisage when reading your truly lovely comments :) take care xx

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  68. Wonderful post Amy, Pleased to see you in the flesh as it were! I love the photo of you looking at the camera. Thanks for letting us know a little more about yourself.

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  69. A thought provoking post Amy. I remember you posted a photo of yourself about a year ago when I started reading and following your blog, but most of your face was hidden by the camera. I was able to picture you when visiting your blog. I enjoy reading what you have to say which is always so honest and refreshing, seeing your crafting projects and learning about the places you visit that are new to me. Some bloggers have posted their photo, which is nice and some haven't, which is fine as well. The main thing for me is the enjoyment we get from one another's communications and I will always appreciate you as a person dear blog friend.

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  70. Wow....so many comments! Your blog is very popular and you are obviously well loved by bloggy friends. I can relate to a fair amount of what you've posted about, I've no children and I HATE having my photos taken and hubs insists on zooming in to take close ups of my face...yuk! I sit there cringing when he shows them to me, it's bad enough seeing my flaws and wrinkles in the mirror but a giant close up on the computer....well!!! Maybe one day I'll take the plunge and do 'me' photos. The top you are wearing is lovely. Fabulous post! Suzy xo

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  71. Hi Amy.....
    Well.....look at all the lovely comments!
    Remember when you sent me a pic of yourself a couple of years ago?
    I urged you to post "you"....now you have.....and your peeps love you even more!
    So enjoy your slant on life....your crafting....and....well....YOU♥️
    Your friend in Canada.....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)
    ps.......NEVER afraid to post a selfie.......:o)

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  72. How lovely to see you Amy, Now I'll be able to see you as you write your lovely and always interesting blog posts and your kind and thoughful comments:)

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  73. Hi Amy, I just found your blog and I think you are very brave! It's hard to post about yourself but so great that you dove in head first. You sound like a wonderful person and aren't the most interesting people full of paradoxes? I think so. BTW, one can never have too many books, in my opinion! Susan

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  74. Hi Amy! I've recently found your blog and enjoy reading it. Lovely to 'meet' you; thanks for letting us know who you are! Jen

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  75. Hi Amy, it is lovely to meet you in person! It is a scary thing to put yourself out there, isn't it? hope your confidence continues to bloom, it is a bit like a flower opening tentatively in the morning. Beautiful. If you ever plan to visit Glasgow make sure to plan a day at mine, I'll show you how to knit, socks included. Christina x

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  76. Hi Amy, it is so nice to see your face and very brave of you! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you. I can't believe that you have been only crocheting for a little while and you are very talented. Take care.
    Julie

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  77. How lovely to put a face to the name... strangely, you don't look too different from how I've pictured you in my head before I could put a face to the name! Very brave of you to share this post.

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  78. Hello sweet lady, how lovely to see your face. I shall have to be brave and post a bit more of mine one day :)

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  79. Hello Amy! Well, what a surprise!!! (just got home from nightschool)! Wow, seems you got a huge response with your brave post!!! It is really great to have a better idea about you, thanks so much for sharing such personal things! Now I can picture you in my mind next time I read something written by you!!! I would like to encourage you to do more writing, you have got a gift with words, go and use it even more! :)
    Thanks for being there - and being you!!! <3
    Hugs,
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  80. Hey Amy!
    We have so much in common, you have no idea! (NOTICE the exclamation mark! LOL)
    Do you know...I wrote to Richard for two years before I EVER sent him a photo of myself! HA! I bet HE was disappointed when he found out what the real me looked like!
    And listen, I have a few photos of myself on my blog, but I try to make sure they are from far away for out of focus! You know those selfies, where the camera is right in front of you, forget about it!
    Lovely post, just like yourself! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  81. I LOVE this post. I love it! Well done on getting yourself out there, it's good to be able to put a face to your name.

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  82. Hello! Ah, it's so lovely to see you! I really enjoyed reading more about you too. I'm the same, I very rarely post pictures of myself (mainly because I'm usually holding the camera) but given it's a personal blog about my experience it always seems a bit odd to me to not actually 'appear' on my blog more often :) x

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  83. What a lovely post Amy s nice to put a face to a writer:)

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  84. Hi Amy - I had to come back and read this one. I hate seeing myself in photos and it makes me sad that I'm not perfect. I know that has an awful lot to do with being rejected by my father when I was a baby and never seeing him. After years of thinking he wanted nothing to do with me, and months after his death, I found my mother had been throwing away the birthday cards he sent me every year and I never knew.

    Your honesty has been lovely to read and it's been so nice to see the face behind the written voice. We have many things in common I think!

    xxx

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  85. Hi Amy, It is so nice to put a face to a name and learn more about you,. I use the exclamation mark frequently too! Sarah x

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  86. Well hello there! Nice to "meet" you. :)

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  87. Well, hello Amy......lovely to meet you! I know what you mean. I really loathe having my picture taken. I'll do anything to hide behind something, but I also know that if I follow a blog, it's nice to see the face behind the writing. It's a dilemma for me! ha ha! But it's lovely to see the face behind this blog, and what a gorgeous one it is too! Have a super rest of a day! xxxx oooooh I love exclamation marks too!!!!!!!

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  88. Lovely to see you and get to know more about you. I have never appeared in my blog either, maybe I will be brave this year too ......

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