Thanks so much for dropping by. I'm Waheeda. Welcome to my tiny part of blog-ville.
I am a Muslimah, a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister... now I've taken up the position of Blogger, too.
I live in Durban with my husband and son. Durban is a vibrant city on the east coast of South Africa. It's a beautiful place, the weather is almost always perfect and the beaches are spectacular.
For the purposes of privacy, on this blog I refer to my husband either as Hubby or N. My son is usually Little Man, although I'm trying to think of another nickname. I am afraid 'Little Man' brings on the realisation that he won't remain little for ever.
I teach English as a foreign language and I am currently completing my studies in Psychology. In my free time, I usually crochet or do other creativities which I love to share on this blog.
Crochet has been my go-to stress-reliever for as long as I can remember. My mother taught me the skill when I was about 10. I remember walking home from school with a ball of No. 5 cotton in my left pocket (we used to wear a white dress uniform). I would work long chains on my walk, stuff them in my right pocket, and then unravel the entire thing when I got home... Only to do it again the next day.
I used to go to the library to borrow crochet pattern books. The smaller projects always appealed to me: bookmarks, doilies... Then, well into my teens and early 20s, crochet took a backseat... To be revived again during my pregnancy. But I suffered with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and couldn't enjoy it much. Now that my wrists are fine, I crochet more... but try never to over-do it for fear if triggering CTS again.
I've always known I wanted to blog. This blog address has been existent since June 2007, but CrochetBTW was only born in March 2014. In the past, the blog was just for me. A place to document some poetry and thoughts. But that didn't satisfy me much. This does. So this it shall remain.
I do appreciate followers. I'm not freaked out by them :-) So please do follow... either by email or Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest. Simply follow the links on the right.
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If there's anything you need to query or comment on, please do get in touch. You can email me on crochetBTW@gmail.com.
Hope to hear from you soon.
P.S. I realise there aren't any pics on this page. I promise to put some up as soon as I take some that are worthy of this page.