Saturday, December 31, 2011


The time has finally come again and in a few hours we will be welcoming a New Year, whether we are ready for it or not. Personally, I no longer give myself any new years resolutions. I just ask myself very nicely to not go all crazy and try and control every aspect of life again. I just try to deal with one situation at a time.

Because the New Year is immanent, I want to wish all of you a Happy New year! I hope that 2012 is the year that a lot of dreams come true, no matter how big or small they might be.

Please be safe and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011


ello everyone! I hope you all had an awesome Christmas. Mine was great.

I have the kitchen renovation pictures. But, before I reveal them to you, let me just say that we had no money left for decorating, thanks to the unforeseen building expenses and we ended up having to re-purpose some of our old stuff. So we have yet to do the final kitchen decorating, which might end up being a long way off.

Kitchen Before

Kitchen After

This is actually the kitchen style we wanted.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Hi every one! I just want to wish you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas. Thank you for all your love and support through the year, it is very much appreciated, as always.

Please be safe during this festive time and be especially careful, when you are out, driving on the busy roads.

I am looking forward to seeing each and every one of you next year.

Monday, December 19, 2011


Hey everyone! I am back safely from my trip. Thank you so much for all the well wishes and you guys were all very right. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and even the whole weekend was awesome. I do not have any pictures of Johannesburg, because just think city living, a lot of buildings, no mountains in sight and a very fast paced way of living and then you are there.

It is back to work for me today, but maybe I can sneak in a few blog posts this week before Christmas.

If there is anyone who is taking this week off from blogging, then MERRY CHRISTMAS in advance.

Monday, December 12, 2011


It is that time again, meaning that I have to attend another family wedding, which just so happens to be in Johannesburg this weekend. This will be my first time travelling there, so that should be quite an experience. I will tell you guys how it went.

But there is definitely something going on, because 3 of my cousins got married this year and now the 4Th one this weekend. There is a lot of love going around.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Keeping true to the Insecure Writers Support Group theme, which was started by the fabulous blogger and writer, Alex J. Cavanaugh, I am actually writing about a real fear today.

I have been thinking for a while now about how we writers put a lot of love, effort and dedication into our stories, whether it is novels, novellas or even short stories. With every piece we write, we share a part of us, or at least with me that is what happens.

I have had this terrifying haunting feeling that…what if nobody, aside for my critique partners, ever reads any of my stories? What if nobody ever wants to publish them? What if I never find a literary agent who believes in me and my writing enough, to represent me? What if I only ever end up writing for myself?

When I started I was more than happy to write for myself, but now that I have actually finished a book and created these amazing characters, call me naïve, but I really wish to share them with the whole world by getting them published. So what if I believe so much in myself and my book and then…my dream never comes true? What if I have just been kidding myself all along?

Monday, December 5, 2011


Better is possible over at (, wanted to know if there is anything that she needs to know before renovating her kitchen as well?

I would say that you should definitely know what you want done. Do you merely want a facelift done to your kitchen, meaning just the cabinets and the décor changing, or would you like to gut your kitchen and possibly also make changes to the structure?

Then the other thing would be, to have people do the work for you that actually knows what they are doing. It is worth spending the extra few dollars on someone that you know is definitely a professional. We ended up having to do a lot of the laborious work ourselves and now I just wish we could have hired a professional, as it would have saved us a lot of time and the work would have been done properly the first time.

The third thing would to be know exactly what you want, because we made changes to the kitchen, including changes to the structure and now we do not have enough storage space, so we have to come up with another plan.

Other than that, I would say just try and find a way to make this whole renovation process easier on you and your family, because it is quite a big thing. Hope I could help.

Thank you so much for the question.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


I cannot wait for this whole renovation thing to be over. We just discovered that there is not enough storage space if we want to start putting the cabinets back up, so yeah, it might be a while before I show you the finished pictures, sorry.

So, because I have been working very hard, I feel like my brain is melting...I got this not judge me...that I will let you guys ask me all sorts of questions about me, in the comments space below of course, and then I will post my answers for you.

I don't know if there is anything anyone wants to ask me or know about me, but now is the time to find out a few more things, if you want.

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