SimDragon's Lair - All About Simone Carot Collins

Welcome! You have found the personal web site of Simone Collins!

Not another personal home page?!?

What I would look like as a lego figurine

I know, I know, it's the last thing this world needs... I can't really use the excuse anymore that it provides a useful way for me to share photos with penpals / friends / family outside of Perth because (a) I don't upload new photos here regularly anymore, and (b) I generally use Facebook for that now anyway...

So yes, this site is just another show of hubris, assuming that there is someone out there interested in reading about the life of Simone Collins in general and the things that are important to me.

If you want to read about some of the day to day things that have been going on lately, check out my blog, SimDragon's Journal.

So who is Simone Collins anyway?

Simone & Barry
Simone and Barry the koala, December 2005

I am a year old girl. I have the easiest birthdate in the world - 7th July 1977 - which makes me a Cancerian born in the year of the Snake. (Need some gift ideas? Check out my Amazon.com wish lists - yes, there are 4 different ones. ;))

I live in Canning Vale, a southern suburb of Western Australia's capital city, Perth, with the love of my life, Marcos, our beloved daughters Ariana Angélica and Eva Micaela, our cat Ruby, and a large number of fish. I spent the first 6 months of 2006 living in Paraná, the capital city of the province of Entre Rios in Argentina, which is where Marcos is originally from. Incidentally, photos and updates about my time in Argentina can be found on my MSN space, Silverdragon's Lair. [I figured it was easier to use that rather than provide people with separate URLs for my usual blog (SimDragon's Journal) and Yahoo photo album]

I am a 5th generation Australian on both sides of my family (Collins on the paternal side, Douglas on the maternal side). I have 4 older half-brothers and a younger sister. Currently I have 11 living nephews and nieces, the youngest of which, Tameka, is also my god-daughter. I was the last of my siblings to embark on the journey of parenthood, first in 2006 and again in 2008.

Marcos & Simone
Marcos & Simone, December 2005

According to the Kabalarians, my first name indicates that I have a "quick-minded, sensitive nature", and that my "sociable nature expresses affection, kindness, and thoughtfulness to the extent that it is difficult for [me] not to be affected by others and governed by [my] emotions, rather than by logic and reason".. I would agree with that!

Why SimDragon's Lair?

The first incarnation of this site (pre-August 2002) was imaginatively titled "Simone's Home Page". After a few years of that I felt it was time for a change, in both the title and the entire look, structure, and content of the site! The structure, look and content underwent a 2nd major revision in January 2006, but I didn't have any new brainwaves about a site name at that time.

Why SimDragon? I'm rather obsessed with dragons, and since "dragon" is quite a popular nickname when it comes to signing up for things online, SimDragon is one of the IDs I have been going by in cyberspace (does that make me sound like a geek or what??).