As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Hazel Cutting (cuttingcrew).
Who are you?
My name is Hazel Cutting, but on Munzee, I am better known as cuttingcrew.
Where in the world do you live?
In the historic city of Norwich, Norfolk, UK. There are many pubs and churches (there used to be a pub for everyday and a church for every week!), lots of shops, a Norman castle, 2 cathedrals and 2 Munzee clans in our area… plus a few of my virtual gardens 😀
How long have you played Munzee?
My first capture was on the 6th November 2014. It was Colegate (a place in the city … not the toothpaste!) by itsonlyme. I then went and followed the norfolktrails pink greenies at the time, by the end of the first day I had capped 87 points! Just under 2 years, but started my clan The Mighty Norwich City Clan in March 2015. I still take my daughter with me, and now, she is old enough to help me spot the munzees on our walks!
How did you find Munzee?
Through norfolktrails. I went to the library and saw them outside promoting their Munzee trail…… that day I was hooked! Instead of the 45 minutes walk of the trail I walked 2 hours finding local deploys. I even got the odd virtual too!
What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Finding new friends and people to meet! Meeting the president and Louise at our 4th Birthday event last year 😀 Also, the new game pieces to collect and deploy for others. Attending events and meeting other fellow inmates of the Munzee madness. Getting my entire family hooked on Munzee.. the latest being my niece! I love my rovers going on their long walks across the globe with other players – I have got them to level 11 so far. The seasonal specials, as I am writing this my husband has gone out to cap a present on one of mine near by.
What is on your wish list?
To win the lottery, then travel around the world capping and deploying – especially all the emerald pin gardens. Visiting the MHQ store and spending…. quite a bit! Mostly to attend more events around the UK and eventually more abroad too!
I also would love a 10 ft Lego statue of a red dragon…. just because dragons are awesome!
I wish there was another mythical nomad – a Phoenix, that like the Dragon Munzee is attracted to the Fire Mysteries or greenies.
Tell us about yourself:
I am a wife and mother to a small young lady (3 going on 13!).
I grew up on an Island in Essex, no palm trees, just sand, sea, shells and typical British wet weather. I moved up to Norfolk after meeting husband at an International Scout and guide camp. I used to do a lot of Guiding – from Rainbows to Senior section as well as music qualifications.
I am a nursery nurse (working with children) and a part time steward at events in the city.
I am an avid Terry Pratchett fan as well as the good old classics like Lord of The Rings, The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy …. my house has many bookcases bursting at the seams!
I love arts and crafts – I can often be seen knitting or sewing. I love up cycling scraps and turning them into something beautiful.
I love going out and exploring the city and other parts of the world. The furthest I have ever been is Venice or Detroit. I recently went to London again.
Other hobbies include:
I love playing and listening to music – clarinet and saxophone (grade 7 and 6 for these!) . I have recently spent every spare moment knitting my daughter a single bed size blanket – I have 2 months to go before her birthday to sew the squares together and sew on the decorations. As a family we often go to museums, parks, city events, steam railways, and once we have been to the sea where I grew up near by!
I love learning new things and cant sit still and do nothing.
Any last words?
Laugh and dance in the rain – its the only way to Munzee in the UK
cuttingcrew also included some socials, so cap away!