Hi to everyone who may happen by to read this. I am very new at this sort of thing, but love learning and keeping up with the times. It is a wonderful age we are living in and I am so glad I am here to experience everything life has to offer.
Well I have been a Red Hatter since 2006 and arrived in my plain purple top and red hat under my arm, I just wanted to blend in. Well wasn't I in for a shock? When I opened the door and looked inside, I saw feather boas', bejewelled glasses, jewellery dripping from everywhere possible and flowing reds and purples that defied the imagination. Well I didn't quite blend, I stood out by my plainness. These days I have learnt that more is never too much where my fellow Red Hatters are concerned.
Like most of us I am sure, we start off in a little way with a hat or two and a couple of outfits. Then comes the realisation that you need more room and take over the wardrobe in the spare room (if you have one LOL). Also if you happen to belong to a chapter that has chosen a name that involves collecting items (Ladbirds in my case) then your life and house starts to get cluttered with more and more Red and Purple and ladybirds of every sort. I now can spot a ladybird from a mile away and when shopping for clothes only seem to see red and purple, what is happening to me LOL?
I have moved from one end of Australia to the other (Victoria to Queensland) and joined two more chapters while visiting up here. One chapter is call the Ageless Angels of Toowoomba - now that calls for collecting angels doesn't it ? For a person on the move (soon to be travelling USA in a motorhome) that is not a good idea to become a collector. Nowhere to store all the trinkets and my home base is a small unit - also no spare room. Not to be put off, I buy lots of ladybirds and angels for my friends and post them to them. I am sure they have more room to store them and it satisfies my need to buy them :)
Well I think I could go on and on for ages here just writing my story, but I better stop. I am loving this opportunity of expressing myself, it sure fills in a few idle moments. Guess this will be the place to come when I am travelling and can tell my friends back home about all the new and wonderful Red Hatters I have met in USA. My Red Hat friends can now follow my travels.
Will be interested to see if anyone actually reads this though :)