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Giddy Nielsen-Sweep
Location: Queensland Australia
Gender: Female
Born: Brisbane
Interests: writing reading family
Member: Premier Author
Joined: July 2010
I was a country kid growing up -- now live in the city and have done for many years. Worked as a child health nurse since 1983 and absolutely loved babies -- found my niche there!
Retired due to disability -- wheelchair past two years. Writing has rescued me and given me a reason to live, along with my devoted husband and four beautiful grandchildren.
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Giddy Nielsen-Sweep: I joined FanStory in 2010, so last July I had my fifth anniversary. It is thanks to reviewers and teachers on the site that I have been able to develop as a writer and poet. I may not be brilliant at either of these, but at least I can take my place with some confidence and knowledge. I owe you guys a lot and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Most of all though, it is thanks to my devoted husband and carer, Pete, that I am able to have this interest at all. My photo shows me at the computer with large screen he has set up for me with my headphones on.
September 18, 2015 at 2:05AM
    Linda Engel: I have a large screen , also. I don't know how I ever wrote or read without it.
    September 18, 2015 at 8:26PM
    Selina Stambi: Congratulations on your fifth anniversary, dear Giddy. A privilege to know such a lady as you. :) (The picture is not on your page.)
    September 30, 2015 at 9:24PM
    Selina Stambi: Well, well, your gorgeous highness - looking good. Very, very good, my dear! Hugs xxx
    October 5, 2015 at 5:34PM
    doggymad: Hi Giddy I would have loved to read your latest post but Evil Eddie has made a mess of it. I understand that you were making the print bigger but it seems to have backfired

    November 5, 2015 at 2:20PM
    Lovinia: Wishing you two lovebirds a wonderful ay of love, fun and laughter. Hugs - Lovi xoxoxo
    February 14, 2016 at 2:53AM
    RGstar: I loved what you said there. Pleasure to read from you, humble author.
    My best wishes.
    February 25, 2018 at 5:29PM

Giddy Nielsen-Sweep: Iam an Australian female married
July 30, 2010 at 10:43PM
    Lois Delaney: Glad to meet you, Giddy. I am a Canadian female.
    October 16, 2010 at 12:51AM
    rama devi: Warm welcome!
    October 31, 2010 at 9:07AM
    the blue pixel: Hi Giddy, I didn't realize, or didn't remember that you are a neighbour of mine - what a couple of thousand ks? I was in your fair State for a week away recently. I wanted to have a sticky beak at a little about you and am so sorry to learn you you get around in a chair but despite that, you sound like a very positive person and I for one can truly say, that your encouragement and support in your reviews I my writing, whether of my poetry or my novel, has lifted me up every single time I see your name. I am privileged to know you. Your Aussie friend Carol (from melbourne). Smiles and kisses.
    December 16, 2010 at 3:24AM
    Giddy Nielsen-Sweep: OMG! This is the first time I checked my profile and I can't believe I had messages of welcome!
    Sorry its late BIG THANKYOU to
    rama devi Lois Delaney, and bluepixel.
    My work has improved so much thanks to help form all my wonderful friends. I love you all!
    January 16, 2011 at 11:20PM
    Lovinia: Hi Giddy
    I have been reading your work and haven't visited your site before. SI have only been here two weeks. Someone just mentioned the few fellow Aussies on FS site. Thought I would pop over for a visit. So "Hi" - I really enjoy your work so much. Hugs - :) Lovinia xoxo
    June 12, 2011 at 2:04AM
    Northpal: Hello Giddy, Thank you for being my
    fan. I was so proud when I got the message. My first thought was that you must be originating from Denmark. Right or wrong? Anyhow, I saw that you live in Australia, this vast and strange but beautiful continent. Some years ago I visited Australia. I stayed in Sydney and Melbourne. I also had the opportunity to play golf there. The pro told me however that I shouldn't go looking for the balls outside the fairway, there might be some 'small friends' out there. Take care, talk to you some day again.
    December 9, 2011 at 5:58AM
    Giddy Nielsen-Sweep: Hi Northpal,
    No... pure strange Aussie! Just really like your work, although my ancestors do originate from Denmark. Best wishes, Giddy
    December 24, 2011 at 2:07AM
    Giddy Nielsen-Sweep: Hi everyone, I'm taking time out at the moment to complete my memoir but will still pop in occasionally. Giddy
    March 7, 2012 at 7:59PM
    Giddy Nielsen-Sweep: Hi everyone,
    Check out my
    I'll be back in action soon... Giddy
    June 22, 2012 at 2:59AM
    dancerwriter: Hi Giddy, after reading some of the above memo's, I thought I'd mention that my great grandfather was Finish.I am a bitzer with FRench,Irish,English,Scotch and Finnish blood roaming through my veins. Have a good break as we all must do.Iam still posting many poems and some chapters of a new story of my very inexperienced cooking days out bush.Be well, and see you soon, regards, Lesley.j.(danerwriter
    January 26, 2013 at 4:46AM
    Child of the King: Hi Wanted to say hello. I lived in the USA in the state of Washington. Just came across a poem of yours to read and review. I have only been in here a few months but i actually signed up a few yrs. back and then forgot about it lol. Edie---child of The King
    March 4, 2013 at 2:20AM
    Giddy Nielsen-Sweep: Hi Debra, Thanks for leaving the messages and pardon my tardy response ?? don't read this very often. Giddy
    May 5, 2013 at 2:59AM
    Lovinia: Sending by bush-telegraph ... so could take a while or be instant ... the magic of OZ! Huge hugs - Lovi xoxoxoxo
    July 29, 2013 at 8:13PM
    Selina Stambi: And I'm a Canadian ditto, ditto!! :) :)
    September 28, 2013 at 6:34PM
    Lovinia: Just popping in .... it feels like we're having billy tea and scones together/ LOL
    October 12, 2013 at 1:35AM
    Lovinia: Just popping by to say "Hello" :)))

    October 27, 2013 at 11:57PM
    Lovinia: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! to you and your family!! I hope you have a wonderful celebration and Santa is good too you. :))) Love & Hugs - Lovinia xoxo

    December 21, 2013 at 12:45AM
    Lovinia: Phew! I though I had missed you! Hope you're having a wonderful day. Wishing you every joy and happiness on this special day and a super New Year. love Lovi xoxoxo
    December 24, 2013 at 9:20PM
    Giddy Nielsen-Sweep: Thanks for all the gorgeous messages, I love 'em! Giddy
    April 8, 2014 at 12:39AM
    Giddy Nielsen-Sweep: Thanks for all the gorgeous messages, I love 'em! Giddy
    April 8, 2014 at 12:39AM

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