My name is Robyn ~ the name “gumbootsgirl” originated from my association with my expat NZ husband, Brian: thus, I’m also known as “Wife of Brian” – he was known as Gumboot until he became an Australian citizen, and now my friends call him 50/50, as he has an eachway bet on any international sports between Australia & New Zealand.
In a former life, I was the Lismore City Council Water & Sewerage Operator for the village of Nimbin, Australia, & for some time at the end of last century I wrote & performed poetry & standup comedy under the name Robyn Scott.
I’m not really doing this for fame or fortune – the thought of the responsibility that goes with either actually frightens me.
In 1999 I published my first book, “It’s Just A Matter Of Perspective”, and I enjoyed fighting my demons with words or actions while writing, and/or peforming poetry and stand-up comedy; sharing my perspectives helped validate my grievances with Life in general. I only hope that some-one else may benefit from these insights, and if that doesn’t do it for you, then I suggest playing the Ukulele in communion with others, or meditation through art.
Despite being a Leo Rooster, I live a quiet lifestyle in the country far removed from the maddening crowd, and I only occasionally write & perform, but I do love to sing up a storm (with or without an audience) to the accompaniment of my ukulele, akulele, mandolele (notice the theme?), and some times without.
All of the above work for me, and when Life chucks a googlie I may have to find a way to combine them all. But until then, I’ll just have to keep up the practise.
I also enjoy portraiture, sewing, reading fantasy fiction, being a poultry enthusiast, and the devotion of a good dog.
Laughter & singing are my therapies, but peace & quiet are essential to my well being ~ a tad oxymoronic until the ultimate balance is achieved.
If there is a tune that you would like the ukulele chords &/or words for that is not in my menu, then by all means let me know & I’ll do my best to research, format & include it on my website.
If you want to get in touch with me, my email address is at the top right hand corner of the page, & I’ll get back to you at the first opportunity. The feedback/comments on the website has a gliche that often doesn’t allow comments to be recorded, so a personal email is the best way to contact me.
I can’t help but add this picture forwarded to me by a friend (unknown origin), because Gumbootsgirl loves dogs & Gumboots, then the appropriate pet for them would be the Gumbootdog.
A sheepdog would be made from Ugboots
I look forward to any positive input & comments, but if you’re having a bad day, there is probably nothing I can do to help you other than distract you with my happiness.
PS: Happiness spoken with an accent = A Penis; according to a poet friend of mine by the name of Arcadia Flynn on her Ha! Ha! Funny Poems website.