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My huber of the Week~A bit of a chat with another huber

Updated on November 29, 2011

For the first time since joining Hub pages what over two years now I got into a conversation with a new fellow Huber. As I promised at my hub Which-Huber-visits-my-hub-the-most that I would profile briefly a Huber on my site if they so desired so here goes with my first guest. For reasons to be decided I suggesting a short interview with this new Huber... The Huber’s name is CatherineR . So here goes.

Melbourne Australia

Me: You have been a member of Hub pages for a couple of weeks now. What drew you to join and what do you think now after reading a couple of weeks of Hubs as well as writing a few yourselves?

CatherineR "Actually I stumbled on hub pages purely by chance and I like writing so I thought I would give it a go. Before I knew it I was signing up for the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge so now I just have to keep going! But I am enjoying it as I have no shortage of ideas to write about. I have signed up for ad sense and Amazon accounts so whilst I am not expecting big earnings it might be fun to earn enough for a new book once in a while! It is really fascinating to read the other stuff out there. There are some good writers and some less good…… Lots of rubbish but some gems too. I enjoy the fact that it is interactive. It makes it more fun when you know someone has read something you have written and bothered to post a comment. It is also fun to be able to comment on other hubs."

Me: "Where are you from?”

CatherineR “I was born in South Africa but immigrated to the UK with my parents when I was 12. I spent the next 20 years in the UK but returned to South Africa in 1998 when the South African outlook was still optimistic. Had a good nine years there but then decided to move to Melbourne two years ago. I would like Australia to become my permanent home now. I think it has a great deal to offer. Opportunities, lifestyle, and good people – it’s got it all."

Me: "What do you do during the day?”

CatherineR "I have just got to the end of big house renovation project – garden still needs to be done. I have done a few house renovations in the past and will probably look for another project soon. My kids are all in primary school so the latter half of my days is taken up with them and their various after school activities.

What sort of things are you writing about? What would you like to write about?

I do and will write about all sorts of things. A hub may be sparked off from a news event – as my hub on the South African refugee was today. It may be a recipe of something I am cooking right now. It may be a book or CD review. I will generally notice writing opportunities all around me.

What do you Aspire to do in the future?

I can't help feeling that hub writing is just warming me up - perhaps for a children's book. Not quite sure yet. Time will tell…"

Me: "What about your family and other pastimes?”

CatherineR "I have three children, two boys and a girl. All of them are very active and creative. Also I have a wonderful husband. We still spend a lot of time exploring as we are relatively new to Australia, We spend a lot of time on the beach in the summer. We are lucky to live a stone's throw from the water which is great.

I love all the wonderful markets in Melbourne (the subject of another hub!) and am really into cooking so I 'm in the right place for that. Busy growing veggies at the moment and soon it will be time for tomatoes and all the nice summery things. As well as these things I have spent a lot of time designing a drought resistant garden down here in the land of no water (another hub) and getting used to Australian plants.

There is still a lot of work to be done in my garden.

Otherwise I read a lot, practice Pilates or yoga (it is Pilate’s right at the moment), go out to the movies when I can and of course I like to socialize!"

Okay, it has been nice chatting to you! Good luck with the 30 day hub challenge and I'll speak to you soon!

**Breaking news** CatherineR "I see your hub on Timbuktu has been nominated as a 'Hub nugget.' Well done..."


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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      An interesting interview - you are both talented people!

      Love and peace


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      Raymond J Royce 7 years ago from Eminence MO

      This whole situation is the basic form of life in the modern world. The sooner people learn to adapt the more full there lives will becomes as yours. Please forgive me if this is out of line. My first opinion on the matter is this one and I hope to write as well as she someday !

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      Barry Rutherford 8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      My god well done. Ive been here two years and never come close !

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      Catherine R 8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I see one of my hubs - Talking Timbuktu has been nominated for a hubnugget wannabe this week - so thanks for the extra exposure!

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      Catherine R 8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Thank you - I have popped a link in my profile!

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      Barry Rutherford 8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks for sharing CatherineR :)