I answer…

 Louisa‘s questions:

1. Are you ruled by the heart or the head? 

By nature I think I am ruled by the heart, but life has forced me to act with the head instead!  I’m still an emotional mess at best!

2. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do? 

Many parenting decisions have been hard; the first was when I decided to leave Logan’s dad and many more followed.  And it has all been worth it!

3. If you knew today was your last day on earth, how would you spend it, with who, and why?

 With the ones I love.  With my Logie and Kobus!  With my best friends!  I would probably contact my parents in attempt to say goodbye.  I think I would just want to be in good company and do everyday kinds of things.

4. Would you give your life to save someone else’s? 

I think I probably would, but then you never know what you will do when you are in the situation.

 5. Monopoly or Cluedo? 

I like Monopoly more than Cluedo.  Then again I am more of a 30 seconds kind of person!

6. What’s your fondest childhood memory? 

All the memories I have with my grandmother. 

7. If you could have a super power, what would it be, and why? 

I think I’d want to be able to read minds/ change the future or think things into happening! 

8. Do you colour-coordinate? 

Depends on the weather, if it is cold I get dressed (that alone for me is a mission, when it is cold).  It also depends where I am going, if it is work I don’t care much!

9. Chocolate or vanilla? 

Always Chocolate!

10. Light sabre or blowtorch? 

Most definitely a blowtorch

I ask Sleepy Jane; TwisstyGirl; Laura; Wenchy and Supermom  the same questions :)


Show your best side

Laura Tagged me in a post in last week.

The challenge is to post 5 photos along with 5 things you like of yourself!

Photo 1:  Pre-Logan and taken in the UK.  This photo marks the start of me becoming who I am today.  This photo was taken by my friend Darren L. Fletcher

Photo 2:  Logan and I round about the time, I started accepting that I am a mother.  (I took the photo)


Photo 3:  Logan took this photo of me in last year, it was a bit of a blur and yet after a bit of editing I find that I quite like it.  It marks a couple of things, but mainly the coming together and coming to terms with who I am, what I have done in the past and what I aspire to do in the future.  

 Photo 4:  The best friend and I realised that we don’t have very many photos of the two of us together, so we made a plan.

Photo 5:  My darling Kobus took this photo of me, at Irene Farm on date 3.  He adore the photo and so I cannot help liking it too… I really need to take some photos of the two of us together :)


Five things I like about me:

  1. I like my eyes, I the colour of it, I like the way it is the first thing you notice when you see me (when I am not hiding behind a pair of glasses)
  2. The smile.  So it is a smile – It looks kind of good when it is in a smile
  3. Curls are fantastic once you have made your peace with them
  4. I like my neck, it has potential.  Well the body has a lot of potential – just need to lose a couple of unwanted’s
  5. My nails

I tag:  Twisty Girl, Rebecca (however she is away in China on a alone-work-trip.  Maybe when she comes back?) Louisa, Jessica and Gina

99 Things

down and dirty

Found this on Gina’s blog:

The idea is to look at this list of 99 things you could have done, and bold the ones that you actually have done!

1.) Started your own blog
2.) Slept under the stars
3.) Played in a band
4.) Visited Hawaii
5.) Watched a meteor shower
6.) Given more than you can afford to charity
7.) Been to DisneyWorld
8.) Climbed a mountain
9.) Held a praying mantis
10.) Sang a solo
11.) Bunjee jumped
12.) Visited Paris
13.) Watched a lightning storm
14.) Taught yourself an art from scratch
15.) Adopted a child
16.) Had food poisoning
17.) Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18.) Grown your own veggies
19.) Seen the Mona Lisa at the Louvre
20.) Slept on an overnight train
21.) Had a pillowfight
22.) Hitch hiked
23.) Taken a sick day when you’re not sick
24.) Made a snow fort
25.) Held a lamb
26.) Ran a marathon
27.) Went skinny dipping
28.) Rode in a gondola in Venice
29.) Witnessed total eclipse
30.) Seen a sunrise or sunset
31.) Hit a home run
32.) Been on a cruise
33.) Seen Niagara Falls in person
34.) Visited the birthplace/home of your ancestors
35.) Seen an Amish country
36.) Taught yourself a new language
37.) Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38.) Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39.) Gone rock climbing
40.) Seen Michelangelo’s David in person
41.) Sung karaoke
42.) Seen Old Faithful erupt
43.) Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44.) Visited Africa
45.) Walked on a beach by moonlight
46.) Taken a ride in an ambulance
47.) Had your portrait painted
48.) Gone deep sea fishing
49.) Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower
50.) Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
51.) kissed in the rain
52.) played in the mud
53.) Gone to a drive-in theater
54.) Been in a movie
55.) visited the Great Wall of China
56.) Started a business
57.) Taken a martial arts class
58.) visited Russia
59.) worked at a soup kitchen
60.) sold Girl Scout cookies
61.) gone whale watching
62.) gotten flowers for no reason
63.) donated blood, platelets, or plasma
64.) Gone sky diving
65.) Visited Nazi concentration camp
66.) Bounced a check
67.) Flown in a helicopter
68.) Saved a childhood toy
69.) visited the Lincoln Memorial
70.) eaten caviar
71.) pieced a quilt
72.) stood in Times Square
73.) toured the Everglades
74.) been fired from a job
75.) seen the changing of the guards in London
76.) Broken a bone
77.) Been a passenger on a motorcycle
78.) seen the Grand Canyon in person
79.) Published a book
80.) Visited the Vatican
81.) bought a brand new car
82.) visited Jerusalem
83.) had your picture in the paper
84.) Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
85.) visited the White House
86.) Killed and prepared an animal for eating
87.) Had chickenpox
88.) Saved someone’s life
89.) Sat on a jury
90.) met someone famous
91.) joined a book club
92.) got a tattoo
93.) had a baby
94.) Seen the Alamo in person
95.) Swam in the Great Salt Lake
96.) Been involved in a law suit
97.) owned a cell phone
98.) Been stung by a bee
99.) Swam in the Black Sea

38 out of 99…. not too bad…

Photo by evelynnlouise

A different kind of Meme

Found this meme on Blackhuff’s blog.  It’s fun doing meme’s!

1.Explain what ended your last relationship?

It ended long before it ended.  It ended when he moved to Cape Town. 

2. When was the last time you shaved?

Saturday morning, do I really have to be so honest?

3. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.

Unlocking the office, transfering the telephones, switching on my PC and boiling the kettle

4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?

Reading the meme that I am busy posting…

5. Some things you are excited about?

The Long weekend and the couple (2) days leave to follow :)

6. Your matric farewell night, what do you remember about it?

Lying on the grass – JUST* lying on the grass, chatting to my date and looking at the clouds. 

7. Last thing received in the mail?


8. How many different beverages have you had today?

Coffee, tea and water

9. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?

Yes I do …

10. Any plans for Friday night?

Nothing planned as yet.  But it involves my boys

11. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
 I love feeling the wind in my hair, it depends on the curl, sometimes the curl is nice, sometimes not so much!!

12. Where do you keep your change?

I normally give my change to Logan, he put it in a little tin that was mine as a child.

13. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?

I can’t actually remember.

* At the time I was saving the world one Christian at a time.