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Married to Nick for 13 years, with 2 children; Sabrina - 12 and Dominic - 11. I am a girlfriend through and through in that I love girly things and anything that celebrates the essence of being a woman. I love vintage, shabby chic, the country and try my best to do my bit for the environment. SO yes...we have 3 bins in our house and try our best to recycle! I believe that with everything in life, the closer we stick to nature, the better off we'll be. I would love to have a balance in life, but have learnt that balance is not always possible, so strive for significance instead, in the hopes that that will be just as meaningful, and the rest will hopefully follow.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Things that make me happy!

Well I have been tagged by Michelle @ http://scrappywalker.blogspot.com/ to share this info on my blog, .... thanks for this Michelle...you gave me time to reflect! …and I just have to say that every single entry truly does make me happy ;-)..in no particular order.,,,here goes!

-Spending time with my husband and children.
-Music – which is like food for my soul! (especially when loud!!)
-Coming home… which really is a HOME and a HAVEN.
-Family events – (with a HUGE family like mine, consisting of a GAZILLION aunts, uncles and cousins, who all share the same WHACKY sense of humour), which are always a time of side splitting fun and laughter.
-Time with my sisters and other special girlfriends.
-Time with my brother Jay …eish…we can both be so twisted!!
-Watching my free range hens and roosters (“the cavalry”) roam our garden.
-My mom, who despite us being so different admires and appreciates me for who I am.
-My hairdresser!
-My African mother Lizzie, who dotes on me and nurtures me; who really was sent from above, and who blesses our family every day with her laughter, her love, her wit, her wisdom and her cooking!
-Staring out over fields of lush green grass, dotted with black and white cows….sigh…
-Time spent with my Gran, who is one of my BEST girlfriends…(at 82!)
-My wonderbras….phew….thank you Lord…I mean it…thank you!
-VANILLA! – CUPCAKES! - ABBA! – BLING! – PINK! – COUNTRY! – SHABBY CHIC! HYPNOTIC POISON by Christian Dior - SCRAPPING (in no particular order) – LAVENDER….eish…. how much time do I have!!!...eek
-Finding buck poop in my garden (yes…seriously!)
-Bath time!..which is always the time I sit quietly and talk with my children.
-My HIP-HOP classes.
-Watching people triumph over hardship and challenges.
-My permanent French manicure – thank you Cindy!
-Chick flicks with Andy Garcia and Colin Firth in them…sigh…I LOVE the strong silent type…and watching Oprah!
-Newborn babies…..nothing better than a soft bundle that smells like Johnson and Johnson.
-Chip and dip!
-Seeing my children express humility, or have a light bulb moment!

-Living in Africa.


  1. We seem to have a similar experience with our familes - I always end up in fits of laughter and the things we get up to - strangers would think we were mad!!!

  2. I saw that you had been nominated by Michelle and was waiting to see what you would say....as always an inspiratoin gf and I so miss that in my day to day life!!!!