Check your mate

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

Random thoughts:

* My anxiety is playing up at the moment and I am not loving it. My default emotion is anxiety so it does not require an event to plague me. It is not fanTy. Forgive me if I am not as chatty as usual. Although … I’ve become really good at hiding these issues.

* I love my husband, @SirNoid. He won a big ass TV and put it in our room for me toimage watch DVD’s. Not that I watch DVD’s all day long but it made me feel special that he did that. I do not want it hooked up to our DSTV! Perfect just like that.

Oh yes, dear @SirNoid gives magnificent massages. Not sure if I could return the favour in an equally fabulous manner with my lovely illness inflamed hands, but I will try.

* Before you pick up your phone to call me, think… Is this textable? I do not answer the phone (deep psychological reasons which surfaced after my Oupa Mike died. No therapy did not help). So, unless I gave birth to you, or I let you sleep in my bed, don’t phone me. I am not going to answer. Text or email. Flowers (yellow roses really do the trick) is lovely, and you are welcome to WhatsApp me. On the odd occasion that I may call YOU, know that you are incredibly special!

* I need to colour my hair at least every 7 to 10 days for the optimum #purplehairdontcare look. Been just over 18 months of having totally purple hair and I am loving it ! Even my @SirNoid loves it ….and he was very sceptical in the beginning. 💜

* After five or so years, it appears our furniture needs replacing… as does our linen. Electrical appliances seem fine but our bedroom, bathrooms, lounges etc need some attention / updating / love. How long does these things last in your house?

* @SirNoid and I do not share a bathroom. Very progressive thinking I must say. My husband says I’m odd to not share a bathroom, but why not, if you have another bathroom that isn’t being used? Would you like your own bathroom?

* ♡ I am posting my birthday #wishlist tonight, as requested. I love that I still get asked to do this. 😄 My friends are so proper.


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I’m posting this as a request from my friend Janice who tagged me on Facebook.

Four names I go by:
1. Momma / Mother/ Mom
2. Nancy / Nancy Pants
3. Aunty Stel
4. Wenchy / #MammaWenchy

If in any doubt, Wenchy is the name to go with (no surname – think Madonna, Cher – they don’t need surnames and neither does Wenchy).

Only my Mammie and Bank Manager calls me by my proper name. When my name is mess up. it annoys me LOTS. It is Christel-Michel or Wenchy. I dislike being called Chris, although I guess that would be the natural way to go for people who want to be friendly but don’t know me well. Yes, I may have some issues.

(My close family and perhaps those who would give me a kidney …call me Stel. I’m old fashioned that way, so respectfully, kids get to call me Aunty Stel.)

Four places I’ve lived:
1. In my head
2. In your computer
3. Potchefstroom
4. Johannesburg

Favoured things I love to watch on TV:
1. Game Of Thrones
2. The Blacklist
3. Chicago Med / Greys Anatomy
4. Blue Bloods

Four favourite places I have visited:
1. Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
2. Uvongo Lagoon where the water is forever deep (South Africa)
3. Pebble Beach at Storms River Mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park (South Africa)
4. Grahamstown (The National Arts Festival, South Africa)
…..and as a bonus:
5. McGregor (South Africa)
6. Top of Sani Pass (Lesotho)
7. Drakensberg (South Africa)

Four things I love to eat:
1. Crème Brulee
2. Baked Cheese Cake
3. Pork Belly
4. Rare Fillet Steak

Favourite drinks I love to have:
1. Water
2. Strawberry Daiquiri
3. Cappuccino
4. Salted caramel milkshake

Four books I adore:
1. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
2. Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
3. Seks, Drugs en Boeremusiek deur Koos Kombuis
4. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Four people I TRUST will respond ( … and not be beige!) You can either respond on your blog, or in my blog comment section, or Facebook , but please tag me :

1. Birthsay Girl Jenny
2. Our Ky
3. My #bestie Gail
4. Tayla-Jade
….and bonus, dear 5. Shell (You can also join her group (all about beads) while you at it!)

Anyone else who wants to play is very welcome! 😇

I wish you enough,
Wenchy

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6 thoughts on “Check your mate

  1. Oh my darling #Bestie. Whatever shall I do without you? As the great Winnington the Pooh once said: “If you live to be 100, then I want to live to 100 minus 1 so that I shall never have to live without you. ” Your anxiety is sinoptiese not being proper at all. It is, after all your birthday month. Sending oodles of love and sparkles.

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  2. Your hubby is so loving and I like that he gets your quirks!!! We love your #purplehairdontcare

    I love baked cheesecake (but only if I make it ) and a decadent brownie And fish (I’m that girl that would go to a steak house and order fish 🙂

    And I do love water and strawberry daiquiri (virgi. Of course)

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  3. Four places I have lived:
    Jeppes Town
    Bez Valley
    Edenvale
    Edenglen

    Shows I enjoy watching:
    Game of Thrones
    Entourage
    How I Met Your Mother
    Grey’s Anatomy

    Favourite places I have visited so far:
    Tsitsikamma
    Mossel Bay
    Kruger National Park
    Van Reenens Pass

    Four things I enjoy eating:
    Seaweed
    Spinach
    Pop corn
    My favourite Koreon noodles

    Favourite drinks:
    Coffee – in various forms
    Steri Stumpie – Chocolate
    Vodka
    Earl Grey Tea

    Four books I adore:
    Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
    The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma
    The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

    Mom, if you could read/respond to my text, it has been almost 48 hours. I would appreciate it.

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  4. I confess, at intended to read and not comment, but I’m not one for eating another’s biscuits nor drink their coffee, in their house or elsewhere, without saying thank you, so here, for the sake of not being beige (of all the insults…), a comment on your blog. Phew, I’m spent.

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