Category Archives: Meme

A meme

I havent done one of these for a while so when I saw this on Wenchy’s blog I jumped right in!

Shot a gun
Gone on a blind date X
Skipped school X
Saw someone die X
Visited America
Visited Mauritius
Visited Europe
Visited Australia
Visited Sun City  X
Visited Cape Town. X
Been to  Victoria Falls
Been to court.  X
Been lost  X
Travelled to the opposite side of the country (by car!)
Visited Pretoria X
Swam in the Ocean X
Cried yourself to sleep X
Played cops and robbers X
Played cowboys and Indians X
Recently coloured with crayons X
Travelled by train  X
Sang Karaoke X
Sang a solo or duet in church
Paid for a meal with coins only
Made prank phone calls X
Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose X
Caught a snowflake on your tongue
Had children  X
Had a pet   X
Been skinny-dipping outdoors  X
Been fishing X
Been boating  X
Been downhill skiing & made it down the hill without falling
Been water skiing
Been camping in a trailer
Been camping in a tent
Flown in a small 4-seater airplane
Flown in a helicopter
Flown in a hot air balloon.
Walked on a glacier
Driven a motorcycle/been a passenger
Been bungee-jumping
Gone to a drive-in movie X
Done something that could have killed you-but didn’t
Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life  X
Met Nelson Mandela
Visited Asia
Rode an elephant
Eaten biscuits or cake for dinner: X
and ice cream for breakfast. X
Stolen any traffic signs
Stolen any traffic cones
Been in a car accident X
Donated blood
Played bowls (old man’s marbles)

Play along with us. Mark all the things you HAVE done with an X 🙂



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2011 – Where the hell did it go?

This has fast become my year end meme 🙂 Thank you Wenchy for starting me off on it.

You can take a look at 2009 and 2010 if you like.

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?

I donated my hair to CANSA

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Im not entirely sure I actually made any resolutions last year…

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

My friend Sam gave birth to her 2nd little boy as well as a bunch of Twitter moms that I was pregnant with (and who all went to full term ;))

4. Did anyone close to you die?

My brother.

5. What countries did you visit?

Again, I didnt leave sunny South Africa.

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?

More date nights, more movie nights!

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory?

24 Jan, the day I lost my brother.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

I dont think I did anything so spectacular that it can be deemed an achievement.  I suppose I can say I survived each day and Im grateful for that.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Losing my temper, I really dont like losing my temper and I wish I had better control over it.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I slipped on the bathroom floor and partially dislocated my knee cap.  Took ages to come right.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Paul’s birthday present, a new camera.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

Again, Aaron has been a champ this year, despite having to learn to share his mommy, daddy, nanny, grandparents, toys, dogs, house and everything else with his baby sister, he has been a star!

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

A family member.  Instead of drawing together she has pushed us away and made us ashamed to share blood with her.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Food, nappies, food, bum cream, food. (P.s. this has not changed since last year, oh except I can add petrol to the list!)

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

My brother in law and his girlfriend getting engaged!

16. What song/album will always remind you of 2011?

Anything Lady Gaga.  Im not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing o_O

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

  • Happier or sadder? Happier
  • Thinner or fatter? Thinner
  • Richer or poorer? About the same.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Slept. Spent more time with friends.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Worried about what other people would think.

20. How will you be spending Christmas

Not sure.  We are spending Christmas day with family 🙂

21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?

Paul and my mom.

22. Did you fall in love in 2011?

No.  Im still in love with my husband and my children though.

23. How many one night stands in this last year?


24. What was your favourite TV program?

Grimm, Supernatural, Hawaii Five-0, HIMYM

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?


26. What was the best book(s) you read?

I didnt really read that much this year.  I am reading A Game of Thrones though and am loving it 🙂

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Nothing really new.

28. What did you want and get?

A new computer.

29. What did you want and not get?

Nothing springs to mind.

30. What were your favourite films of this year?

I loved Green Lantern and we just saw Real Steel which was great.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 32 and we went to play B.I.N.G.O. Was great fun and all for a good cause!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Having my brother Matt here for something happy not sad.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?


34. What kept you sane?

Cipralex! And my amazing husband.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

None… boring 😦

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

None, I am so not into politics.

37. Who did you miss?

Those that have passed, my brother Cliff and my dad in particular.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

Gosh, so many wonderful people have come into my life.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.

Take each day as it comes.  This is from last year and it definitely still applies.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you

– Words by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons and music by Charlie Chaplin, sung by Nat King Cole


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Gratitude: Days 24 to 30

Im taking part in a photo challenge.

You can see the first 6 days here and days 7 to 14 here.

You can see days 15 to 23 here.

Day 24: gratitude - I'm so grateful that I'm able to make even this small contribution. #CutForCANSA


Day 25: artwork - the print we bought at the iPhonography exhibit. @Jenty sold it to benefit #teamjp


Day 26: transportation - my baby 🙂


Day 27: daily routine - tea! Can't start my day without it. Even if it's just one sip 🙂


Day 28: nighttime - the street light outside my house


Day 29: light - through the clouds. The sun will shine


Day 30: self portrait - mwa!


Im a little bit sorry I wont have anymore daily photos to take.  This was fun!


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Random facts are me :)

I was given an award by Tanya over at Dear Max (check out their spiffy new home on the web!)

So I have to tell you 7 random facts about me and then tag 15 bloggers to do the same.

Here goes!

  1. I hate painting my finger nails but love having my toe nails painted.
  2. I could speak in full sentences (no baby talk) by the time I was 1 year old.
  3. I have a very short temper but a very short memory too, once its over its over, I move on.
  4. I cant sleep with my feet out the blankets, they have to be tucked in.
  5. I always wanted to own a book store with a fire place reading nook, just so I could curl up with any book I liked and read all day.
  6. I wish I was tall.
  7. If I could have a 2 hour nap every single day I would be the happiest person ever.

And the 15 bloggers are:

  1. acidicice
  2. Because I Can
  3. Cinderella Trippin’
  4. Everything In Between
  5. Getting By
  6. Her Royal Cuteness
  7. I am Tamiya
  8. Jessica Giggles
  9. Keeping up with the Walkers
  10. Kambabe’s Thoughts
  11. Love.Cybelle
  12. Lovely Light
  13. Mandi Made It
  14. Mom’s Meanderings
  15. Roro’s Rantings



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Gratitude: Days 15 to 23

Im taking part in a photo challenge.

You can see the first 6 days here and days 7 to 14 here.

Day 15: technology - no one said it had to be modern tech. My grans original electric sewing machine


Day 16: - animals - this is my mothers dog Bones. I'm grateful that I get to live with her 3 pups 🙂


Day 17: memories - thanks mom for taking the photos 🙂


Day 18: something new - fresh summer fruit 🙂


Day 19: best friend - @wendilk. She had to send me the pic cause she doesnt work with me anymore 😦


Day 20: seasonal - or unseasonal since its supposed to be hot and sunny. I love this weather though 🙂 #nofilter


Day 21: where you sleep - Im so so so grateful for our king size extra length bed. @pauljacobson is slightly more grateful though #talldude


Day 22: clothing - my outfit today. Dress from my moms cupboard. Jeans from Truworths. Shoes from local artist at the Bryanston Organic Market.


Day 23: in your closet - Ummm ja. Not gonna happen. It's a mess. Sorry 😉


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Gratitude: The next 8 days

Im taking part in a photo challenge.

You can see the first 6 days here.

Day 7: something funny - Faith's bed head 🙂


Day 8: favourite colour - #red


Day 9: inspiring person - my mommy! The strongest, smartest, most beautiful lady I know!


Day 10: nature - a corner of my moms garden. Bliss


Day 11: something old - Funk & Wagnalls dictionary circa 1949


Day 12: Hands - Hubband and wif


Day 13: written words - support the cause


Day 14: movement - how awesome is it that I get to watch my baby girl wiggle around 🙂


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Gratitude: The first 6 days

Im taking part in a photo challenge.

Here are the first 6 photos.

day 1: favourite food. All food is my fave, today this tops my list 🙂


day 2: smile - I'm so grateful to be able to draw smiles with my big boy!


day 3: happiness - my almost 1 year old 🙂


day 4: leaves - I am so grateful to have not 1 but 2 purple bougainvillea plants outside my bedroom. The 'petals' are actually leaves 🙂


day 5: morning sky - I'm grateful for the rain we might get later today #nofilter


day 6: books - just a small portion of our book shelf... About 1/5 of the space...


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zoom in on gratitude: 30 day photo challenge

I found this awesome photo challenge over at Alida‘s blog (she found it here) and I think I am going to give it a bash 🙂

From tomorrow Im going to post every day to Instagram and will do a summery post every few days here for those that dont follow me on Twitter (why dont you? No, really! Go follow me now!)



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WIWT – Episode 4

Im loving the fact that it IS getting warmer and that I dont have to wear so many bulky layers!

Jeggings – My mommy’s cupboard (originally from Edgars I think)

Black long sleeve (v neck) t-shirt – Woolies

Tunic dress – Vertigo about 3 years ago on their half price sale.  Thank you to my soon to be sister in law for spotting it on the rail 🙂

Shoes – Mr Price


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WIWT – Episode 3

Today, my outfit revolved around the belt.  I wanted to wear this particular belt so everything else had to fit around it 🙂

The jeans and boots are from Truworths.

The JT style top, white blouse and magnificent belt are all from my mommy’s cupboard.



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